‘Lady Jags’ Olympics journey comes to a screeching halt

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The Lady Jags’ journey to the Olympics came to a screeching halt on Tuesday evening after Trinidad and Tobago emerged with a 5-1 win in the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifier in Houston, Texas.

The ‘lady Jags’ poor defensive performance quells major momentum
The ‘lady Jags’ poor defensive performance quells major momentum

Kennya Cordner sent the twin-islanders into the lead as early as the seventh minute, and that goal opened the floodgates as T&T slammed in another three goals by the 25th minute.

Mariah Shade, Jenelle Cunningham and Ahkella Mollon were the other first half scorers for T&T, while debutant Bria Williams pulled one back for the Lady Jags just before the break.

Upon resumption, Cordner made it 5-1 for T&T, and although the Lady Jags made several attempts on goals, their efforts proved futile.

The Lady Jags also lost their first game against Canada 5-0, but rebounded to beat Guatemala 2-1. A draw against T&T would have secured the Lady Jags passage to the next round of the Olympic Qualifier.

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