SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Jamaica defeated Haiti 2-1 in the championship match of the Caribbean Football Union Women’s U 17 competition on Sunday night.
The match began with a high tempo as the Jamaican women went ahead in the 3rd minute with a strike from Shayla Smart. Haiti would begin to control possession during the first half, but Jamaica held out to lead 1-0 at the half.
Jamaica doubled the lead in the 67th minute when Jody Brown scored. Haiti would again raise their game and were able to pull back a goal from Nerilia Mondesir in the 71th minute. The goal was, however, not enough as Jamaica secured the 2 -1 victory.
Earlier, in the third-place match, Trinidad and Tobago beat Cuba 3 - 0. A double strike from Laurelle Theodore in the 25th and 76th minutes and a Shenieka Paul conversion in the 69th minute paved the way for the Trinidadians.
CFU U17 Awards
Tournament MVP: Nerilia Mondesir (Haiti)
Golden Boot: Nerilia Moindesir (Haiti)
Golden Glove: - Kerly Thues (Haiti)
Fair Play: Haiti and Jamaica