Emily Borgmann and Marie-Mychèle Métivier each scored hat tricks to lead Canada’s Women’s U-17 team as they eased to a resounding 11-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago for their second-straight victory at the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s u-17 Championship.
The win qualified Canada semifinals. If they win that game they’ll qualify for next year’s 2014 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.
With seven goals in the first half, Canada had all but sealed a lopsided win over the outmatched team from Trinidad and set up what is expected to be a fierce battle for first place in Group B against the USA on Monday.
Just seven minutes in, Métivier got Canada on the board after getting an initial header saved before following up the play and scoring on her second chance at goal.
Not long after, Borgmann got her first of the night when she was played in alone in the 14th minute. She comfortably tucked a low shot away that went low to the goalkeeper’s left.
Métivier got her second, and Canada’s third, in the 21stminute when she controlled a cross from Borgmann and had plenty of time to pick her spot and add to the tough afternoon for their Caribbean opponents.
Canada rounded out the half with goals from Jessie Fleming in the 36th minute, Marie Levasseur in the 41st and 42nd minutes, and Bormann got her second of the game right on the stroke of halftime.
The second half wasn’t as fruitful on the scoresheet for Canada but they did pad their lead a bit more with a left-footed goal in the 54th minute to round out her hat trick.
Not to be outdone, Borgmann got her third just five minutes later, just seconds before she was replaced by Nadya Gill, who scored in the 77th and 80th minutes, respectively.
Metivier now has five goals in the tournament while Levasseur, Borgmann, and Gill all have four.
Through the two wins over Guatemala and Trinidad, Canada has scored 19 goals while conceding none.
Canada fielded a starting XI that had Rylee Foster in goal with Simmrin Dhaliwal, Rachel Jones, Bianca St-Georges, and Easther Mayi Kith making up the back line. Karima Lemire, Marie Levasseur, Jessie Fleming, Emily Borgmann, Sarah Kinzner, and Marie-Mychèle Métivier made up the midfield and attack.
In the second half, Canadian Head Coach Bev Priestman replaced Kinzer with Sarah Stratigakis (57’), Borgmann with Nadya Gill (59’), and Metivier with Avery Lakeman (71’).
Trinidad went with a starting XI that had Nicolette Craig in goal with Tamara Johnson, Natisha John, Renee Mike, and Amaya Ellis at the back. Dennecia Prince, Summer Arjoon, Eden Charles, Chevonne John, Zoe Swift, and Corel Carmichael made up the midfield and attack.
In the second half, Trinidad head coach Marlon Charles replaced Matouk with Chevonne John (45’), Carmichael with Jahra Thomas (64’), and Arjoon with Khaline Jacob (78’).