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Wesley College girls lead high schools football

The undefeated girls of Wesley College girls are leading the Belize District High Schools Football Competition, as they triumphed 1-0 over the girls of Anglican Cathedral College on Monday. They scored a 1-0 victory over the girls of St. Catherine’s Academy at the M.C.C. grounds last Friday, January 18.
Kimberly Garcia and Elisha Bernardez led the Wesley offensive supported by Imane McKenzie and Shanice Neal on the wings and Danika Sanchez and Vanessa Flowers at midfield. Diedra Gill led the SCA defense supported by Samarie Samos, Darian Avilez and Aaliyah Sutherland, but Kimberly Garcia eluded them and blasted the winning goal past SCA’s goalkeeper, Erika Ayala.
SCA’s Brianny Flowers and Julia Arzu led SCA’s attack with the help of Kathereine Maradiaga, Sophia Deigo, Genesis Canizales and Laureanne Moore, but Erica Milligan anchored the Wesley defense with the help of Gwendolyn Rolches, Vanessa Flowers and Cassandra Mortis to secure the 1-0 lead up to intermission.
SCA’s coach Philip Murray refreshed his offensive line with Jada Parchue, Jacqueline Alas, Janelle Meighan and Tara Reardon-Smith in the second half, but the Wesley girls held them off for the 1-0 victory. Shanice Neal scored the winning goal for the 1-0 win over the A.C.C. girls on Monday.
The A.C.C. girls took the field with only eight players but still won 2-0 over the Excelsior High School girls in a back-match on Saturday morning.
Speedy Shameka Augustine outran the Excelsior defenders to score the first winning goal, and Vanessa Galindo also made a solo break to embarrass the goalkeeper with a second goal before intermission.
Excelsior started the game with only nine players but was brought up to strength in the second half.
ACC’s Tisha Ottley and Daniella Palacio anchored the A.C.C. defense to shut out the Excelsior attacks and secure the 2-0 win.
The girls of Ladyville Technical High School enjoyed a 3-1 victory over the girls of Excelsior High School last Tuesday.
Tishawn Garcia struck first for Ladyville, but Shakeema Lorenzo equalized for Excelsior before intermission.
Remelinda Perez scored a second winning goal for Ladyville in the second half, and Shameika Franklin sealed the victory with a third goal.

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