Bermuda thump US Virgin Islands 5-0 in Concacaf Women’s Under-20 qualifying opener
Bermuda made the perfect start to their Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship Qualifying campaign last night with an emphatic 5-0 victory over US Virgin Islands at the Ergilio Hato Stadium in Curaçao.
Naquita Robinson’s team, who dominated the group A encounter throughout, broke the deadlock after just 14 minutes through Jahni Simmons, before Katherine Bean-Rosario struck a quickfire double to send Bermuda in at the interval in firm control.
Bermuda continued to dominate after the break, with Jaden Masters increasing the advantage before Simmons grabbed her second of the match to wrap up an impressive display.
With the winner of each of the four groups advancing directly to the knockout stage, Bermuda have seized the early initiative ahead of their second qualifying match against St Vincent on Friday.
Both the group and knockout stages of the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship are scheduled for the first quarter of 2022. Teams competing in the group stage will be divided into four groups, where, after round-robin play, the top three teams in each group will advance to the round of 16 with the four qualifying group winners.