Bermuda secure first win at Concacaf Girls’ Under-15 Championship
Bermuda romped to a comfortable 3-0 win over Anguilla in their second group match at the Concacaf Girls’ Under -15 Championship in Tampa, Florida, yesterday.
Eva Tuzo netted a brace, the second with a wonderful run and strike, while Empress O’Loughlin converted the island’s remaining tally in a lopsided League B group C affair at the Hillsborough County Tournament Sportsplex.
“The girls really applied themselves and really stuck to the process of trying to play football but also be as competitive as possible,” Don Vickers, the Bermuda head coach, told The Royal Gazette.
“It was a really good victory for us and it’s more to come.”
The result was the perfect response for Bermuda having lost their tournament opener 1-0 against group leaders Martinique at the same venue the previous day.
Martinique top the group with six points with Bermuda on three ahead of third-placed Belize on goal difference with one round of group matches to play.
The developmental tournament features 20 teams divided into two leagues.
League A comprises two groups, with Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Wales slotted in group A and hosts and defending champions United States, Canada, Jamaica and Puerto Rico in group B.
League B consists of the remaining 12 teams, with Bermuda, Belize, Anguilla and Martinique pitted in group C, Honduras, Bahamas, US Virgin Islands and Aruba in group D and Nicaragua, Guyana, Turks & Caicos Islands and Cayman Islands in group E.
The round-robin group stage concludes on Wednesday and will be followed by a knockout round. The group winners and second-place finishers in League A will advance to the semi-finals, while the three group winners and the best second-place finisher will advance to a semi-finals in League B.
Those teams that do not advance to the knockout stage of the competition will play an additional match to determine final placement to ensure every team will have a minimum of four matches under their belt.