Fishel gets better of cousin Bascome

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  • Mia Fishel, the US captain and cousin of Bermuda’s Druw Bascome, has a strike on goal during yesterday’s clash (Photograph by Roy Miller/isiphotos.com)

    Mia Fishel, the US captain and cousin of Bermuda’s Druw Bascome, has a strike on goal during yesterday’s clash (Photograph by Roy Miller/isiphotos.com)


Druw Bascome, the Bermuda midfielder, got a rare opportunity to rub shoulders on the pitch with her cousin Mia Fishel, the United States captain, at the Concacaf Women’s Under-17 Championship in Bradenton, Florida yesterday.

The Americans thrashed the Lady Gombey Warriors 10-1 in a lopsided contest at the IMG Academy Stadium, with San Diego Surf midfielder Fishel opening the scoring in the sixth minute with a neat finish from close range.

Bascome, the daughter of former Bermuda midfielder and coach Andrew Bascome, came on as a 73rd-minute replacement for Jadae Steede Hill with her team trailing 7-1.

She revealed before the kick-off how she and has kept close tabs with her cousin since the lead up to the tournament, which resumed yesterday after civil unrest in Nicaragua in April caused it to be postponed.

“We started talking before Nicaragua wishing each other all the best, making sure we are OK and basically just checking in with each other,” Bascome said.

“I am a little bit nervous but it’s also going to be a great opportunity. It’s also going to be very aggressive and intense.”

In an interview posted on Twitter in the lead up to the match, Fishel said: “My dad [Patrick Fishel] was born there so more than my family is on the Bermuda island and it’s really cool that I get to play against them.

“My cousin Druw Bascome is playing on the team. I got the news from my uncle that she was going to be playing here.

“I was like ‘that’s really cool’ but it’s going to be different between the lines.”

Yesterday’s match was the first meeting between Bermuda and the US in the Concacaf women’s under-17 age group.

Bermuda lost their opening group match 3-0 to Canada in Nicaragua.

The Lady Gombey Warriors, who are coached by Aaron Denkins, will take on Costa Rica in their final group match tomorrow.

The United States, who top group B with a perfect 2-0 record, are gunning for a fourth title.

The top two teams from group A and group B will advance to the semi-finals, with the winners and winner of the third-place play-off match qualifying for the Under-17 World Cup to be held in Uruguay from November 13 to December 1.

Mexico and Haiti, who have already qualified, face each other at 11am tomorrow, Bermuda time, to decide who finishes top of group A.

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Published Jun 7, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jun 6, 2018 at 11:17 pm)

Fishel gets better of cousin Bascome

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