T&T Soca PrincessesT&T Soca Princesses will go into their final Group B round-robin match of the preliminary round of the London Olympics Women’s Caribbean Zone qualifiers against host Dominican Republic needing only a draw to advance to the Concacaf Final Round today. The match between T&T and Dominican Republic, both with six points each kicks off at the Estadio Panamericano Stadium, San Cristobal, 4 pm. Two hours earlier, already eliminated Bermuda and Dominica will meet.  At the end of today’s final round-robin matches, only the group will advance automatically while the third CFU spot will be determine between the Group B runner-up and Cuba, which was second in Group A to Haiti on goal-difference after both teams finished with seven points from three matches each.

On Thursday, the Soca Princesses made it two wins from as many matches when they clobbered Dominica 14-1 led by nine goals from Australian-based striker and national captain, Kennya Cordner.
The speedy Cordner, the T&T Football Federation’s “Women’s Player of the Year” netted as early as the second minute before she added further items in the 32nd, 41st, 54th, 61st, 64th, 71st, 73rd and 78th minutes. Karyn Forbes added a hat-trick in the 12th, 76th and 85th minute while Janelle Mc Gee (22nd) and Jo-Marie Lewis (39th) added the others for the winners, 5-1 victors over Bermuda in their opener.
For Dominica, Muryah Esprit got the lone consolation in the 62nd minute.

In Thursday’s other match, Betzaida Ubri scored in the 54th minute for Dominican Republic, in its 1-0 triumph over Dominica. The Concacaf Final Round qualification round will be held in Canada in January 19 -29, 2012 from which two teams will qualify for next year’s Olympic Games in London. Already, Canada, the reigning Concacaf women’s champion, USA, Mexico have secured Concacaf Final Round spots while the two from Central America are still to be decided as well.


Teams    P    W    D    L    F    A    Pts
T&T    2    2    0    0    19    2    6
Dom Rep    2    2    0    0    4    0    6
Bermuda    2    0    0    2    1    6    0
Dominica    2    0    0    2    1    17    0