Host nation Haiti will face Trinidad and Tobago in the finals of 2013 CFU Women's Under 17 Cup on Sunday September 29th at the Sylvio Cator Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
The Haitian ladies dispatched Bermuda 4-0 in semifinal action much to the joy of the 2500 spectators who attended and sang lustily to cheer the girls into the finals.
Haiti went ahead in the third minute when Sherly Jeudy relayed a cross into the path of Isnada Lebrun who struck the ball into the back of the nets to give Haiti a 1-0 lead heading into the half.
Haiti executed their game plan of shutting out Bermudian striker Aaliyah Nolan to perfection as Soveline Beaubrun and Jennyfer Limaje marked her completely out of the game. Nolan was also frustrated by the lack of assistance she was receiving from her midfielders.
Haiti made it 2-0 in the 62nd minute when Jeudy fought her way down the left attacking flank to keep the ball and shoot past Micah Pond in goal as she came off her line
Leading goal scorer of the tournament Batcheba Louis, netted two goals in one minute to take her tally to 16 goals in four matches heading into the finals. Her first was from the penalty spot in the 78th minute then she returned to tap in an easy shot at goal in the 79th.
Bermuda's coach Aaron Denkins said after-wards he was proud of his girls performance against the Haitian girls and believes that the gap is narrowing in the Caribbean.
“We did well for a group of young ladies and showed that we can compete with the best of them. I credit Haiti for their play, but our girls gave it all they had and that is all I could ask of them,” said Denkins.
Coach of the winning side James Morisset was elated with the result but now is focused on Trinidad and Tobago.
“I am happy for the girls and we have reached the CONCACAF qualifiers but there is still one more game to be played against a very good Trinidad team; so I am expecting a good game on Sunday,” Morisset commented.