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JAMAICA’S UNDER-17 Reggae Girlz’s hopes of upstaging favourites United States within the Concacaf Underneath-17 Ladies’s Championship quarterfinal and finally reserving a spot within the remaining and Underneath-17 Ladies’s World Cup later this yr have been crushed at Estadio Panamericano in San Cristóbal, the Dominican Republic, yesterday.

The Individuals superior to the final 4 of the competitors yesterday due to first-half targets from Amalia Villarreal (third minute), Charlotte Kohler (32’), and Riley Jackson (42’). Melina Rebimbas (56’) would add a bonus within the second half.

The Individuals bought off to the absolute best begin when Villarreal headed them in entrance from an Alyssa Gonzalvez cross.

The US dominated the younger Reggae Girlz, who defended stoutly but additionally needed to thank the brilliance of goalkeeper Liya Brooks for stopping them from falling additional behind.

Nevertheless, the Girlz’s resistance was finally damaged for the second time when Kohler latched on to a nasty defensive clearance and fired previous Brooks from 12 yards.

COMFORTABLE LEAD

Jackson netted the US’ third after combining with a teammate earlier than slotting previous Brooks, giving the favourites a cushty lead 4 minutes from the break.

It didn’t take the USA lengthy so as to add a fourth after halftime as within the 56th minute, Rebimbas redirected a cross previous Brooks from simply three yards.

The USA took their foot off the gasoline afterwards however continued to dominate possession whereas limiting the younger Reggae Girlz to only one effort within the half, their second of the match.

The US additionally had a number of possibilities to increase their lead, however Brooks’ good work between the sticks saved the rating at 4-0.

The US superior to the semi-finals, the place they are going to face the winner of the Costa Rica-Canada sport, which came about after press time yesterday, on Friday.

In one other quarterfinal yesterday, Mexico hammered hosts Dominican Republic 10-0. Mexico will play the winner of the Puerto Rico-El Salvador quarterfinal, additionally on Friday.

The highest three groups from the match will qualify for the World Cup in India in October.

livingston.scott@gleanerjm.com

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