Dominica whips Turks & Caicos

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Sari Finn of Dominica
Sari Finn of Dominica mounts a goal attack-All photos by Clyde K Jno Baptiste

The Dominica Senior Women’s National Team earned their first three points in the CONCACAF W Qualifiers on Wednesday with an 8-1 thrashing of Turks and Caicos women at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium.

Dominica Team
Team Turks & Caicos

Starr Humphreys stole the spotlight as she registered a hat-trick that piloted the Dominica team to victory.

Kasicka Samuel opened the scoring for Dominica in the 11th minute of the match as other goals came from Sari Finn in the 33rd and 40th minute respectively.

Keanna Francis 17 controls the ball Dominica
TCI Player tackles

Kylee Bertrand got on the score sheet in the 84th and Britney Dennis sealed the wrought in the 90th with her first international goal.

The home team who failed to score any goals in their first two games in Guyana recorded 34 shots with 17 on target.

“I’m just happy I could contribute to the team’s success here today. A hat-trick is not easy to get but I did it and I’m happy, we’re all happy for the win,” Humphreys said.

The team enjoyed a 63% possession to their opponent’s 37%.

Britney Stoute, the Dominica Senior Women’s National Team Captain said she is overly excited for the victory and the effort of the girls.

Dominica team meets the crowd after the game

“All in all I am just proud of the girls. We went out there and we played our hearts out,” Stoute said.

“We didn’t imagine scoring eight but I am proud of the girls for doing so.”

The Dominica Captain also heaped praise on the team’s hat-trick hero, Starr Humphreys.

She said, “She [Starr] is a great player, she’s developing well and every day she’s learning more, the coaches are still working with her and I am proud of her today.”

Meanwhile, Head Coach, Albert Titre said he is pleased and happy for the ladies.

“As the captain said, it has been a long time since we played at our home, in front of our home crowd and we got that victory this afternoon….I was happy for the possession we had in the game, we bounced the ball around and although at one point I wanted us to be more aggressive in the end, we came out victorious,” Titre said.

Head Coach of the Turks and Caicos Islands, Yunelsis Rodriguez Baez said she was disappointed with the scoreline but was happy with her team’s effort.