Thursday, November 7, 2013

Haiti loses to Jamaica 3-0 in 2013 CONCACAF Women’s U17 Championships

Jamaica became the first team to earn a place in the semifinals of the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship with a game to spare, defeating Haiti 3-0 on Friday at Catherine Hall Stadium.

The tournament host has maximum points from two Group A games, two ahead of second-place Mexico. The two sides will meet on Sunday.

This is the first time Jamaica has made it out of the Group Stages of the CONCACAF Women’s U-17 Championship after failing at group stages in 2008,2010 and 2012 tournaments.

Haiti, which tied the Mexicans 1-1 on Wednesday, are in third with one point, while El Salvador has been eliminated from contention.

Jessica Johnson was outstanding in victory, especially in the second half, netting twice and coming close on other occasions. An abundance of pace, skill and constant movement allowed her to make life difficult for the Haitian defense.

The Reggae Girlz took a 1-0 lead in the eight minute, when Johnson won possession on the left side of the field. She delivered a cross to Asia Lee-Fatt, who took a touch, turned a defender and placed her shot past Jonie Gabriel.

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