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T&T’s Arjoon Summer, right, is harassed by Dominican Republic’s Nicole De Jesus during their Concacaf Women’s Olympic Zone Qualifier at the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva yesterday. The match ended 0-0.
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T&T’s women’s foot­ballers were left heart­bro­ken long be­fore they took the field in what should have been a cru­cial CON­CA­CAF Olympic Qual­i­fi­er against the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic at the Ato Boldon Sta­di­um in Cou­va on Mon­day.

The match end­ed 0-0 but T&T were in­stead left to rue their un­der-par per­for­mance against St Kitts/Nevis on Sun­day, where they were thrashed 4-1, a re­sult which meant they had vir­tu­al­ly sur­ren­dered the lone spot to ad­vance from the group.

With six points head­ing in­to yes­ter­day’s en­counter, T&T skip­per Karyn Forbes and her team­mates need­ed St Kitts and Nevis to be ei­ther lose or be held to a draw against An­tigua and Bar­bu­da yes­ter­day, while T&T them­selves need­ed to win hand­some­ly.

How­ev­er, St Kitts and Nevis women did not co­op­er­ate and put tears in the So­ca Princess­es’ eyes by ham­mer­ing An­tigua and Bar­bu­da 10-0 in the open­ing match-up yes­ter­day. In any event, the T&T women lat­er failed to ho­n­our their part of the re­spon­si­bil­i­ty af­ter be­ing held to a goal­less draw.

St Kitts and Nevis were led by a hat-trick from Cloey Ud­den­berg in the 8th, 21st and 36th minute, as well as dou­ble strikes from Brit­tney Lawrence in the 63rd and 71st min­utes and Phoene­tia Browne in the 38th and 48th.

En­ter­ing the match with a one-point dif­fer­ence on the T&T women, Josan­na Williams quick­ly hand­ed St Kitts and Nevis the ad­van­tage with her item in the fourth minute and lit­er­al­ly opened the flood­gates there­after, as they scored goals at will. The oth­er St Kitts and Nevis goal came from Car­o­line Springer in the 58th.

In their en­counter, T&T cre­at­ed a few at­tempts at goal but could not get the ball in the back of the net.

The re­sult meant St Kitts and Nevis, who had won their first-ever game against a T&T team, won the group with 10 points while the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic fin­ished sec­ond with eight points. T&T se­cured third spot with sev­en points.

(Teams)

Trinidad and Tobago (4-1-4-1): 1.Tenesha Palmer (GK); 4.Maria-Frances Serrant, 7.Khadisha Debesette, 5.Liana Hinds, 2.Meyah Romeo; 12.Jasandra Joseph (19.Tori Paul); 15.Afiyah Cornwall (14.Karyn Forbes), 9.Nia Walcott, 8.Asha James (17.Aaliyah Prince), 13.Shanelle Summer Arjoon; 16.Dennecia Prince.

Head Coach: Stephan De Four

Dominican Republic (4-3-3): 1.Claudia Torres (GK); 18.Alicia Victoria (13.Alexa Pacheco), 3.Denny Vargas, 2.Lissy Sanchez, 6.Gabriella Marte; 14.Kristina Garcia, 7.Winibian Peralta, 8.Nicole De Jesus; 11.Alyssa Oviedo, 9.Daphne Fernandez (5.Brieana Hallo), 17.Dayari Santos (15.Jazlyn Oviedo).

Head Coach: Kenneth Zremeta

RE­SULTS

St Kitts/Nevis 10 v An­tigua/Bar­bu­da 0

T&T 0 v Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic 0

Fi­nal Stand­ings

Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts
1.Saint Kitts/Nevis 4 3 1 0 20 2 +18 10
2.Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 8
3.T&T 4 2 1 1 9 4 +5 7
4.An­tigua/Bar­bu­da 4 1 0 3 2 18 −16 3
5.Aru­ba 4 0 0 4 2 13 −11 0