The girls of Wesley College triumphed over the girls of St. Catherine’s Academy 3-0 to win the Belize District High Schools Football Championship at the M.C.C.Grounds on Monday evening, February, after the St Catherine’s girls had held them to a scoreless draw in the first game of the finals last Friday evening, February 8.
Shanice Neal and Elisha Bernardez spearheaded the Wesley offensive, but the SCA defense anchored by Diedra Gill and Samarie Samos, with the help of Darian Avilez and Jannel Meighan held off their attacks to the end of regulation time.
SCA’s speedy striker Jada Parchue almost secured the win for the convent girls with a late shot on goal that the Wesley goalkeeper, Latesha Hughes only managed to deflect.
The game went into overtime in which Erica Milligan converted a penalty for the first winning goal, and Shanice Neal added a second goal in the second overtime period. Elisha Bernardez made doubly sure with a third goal.
The St. Catherine’s girls had eliminated the girls of Anglican Cathedral College 2-0 in a penalty shootout after regulation time ended with SCA winning 1-0 over ACC.
SCA’s sweeper, Darian Avilez had overlapped from her usual defensive position to score the winning goal, tying the score on goal aggregate, since Ajahney Carr had scored the winning goal in ACC’s 1-0 win over SCA the Saturday before.
Alas for ACC, in the shootout SCA’s goalkeeper Erica Ayala stopped Moesha Ciego’s shot on goal, while three other kickers missed the goal completely. SCA’s Sophia Diego and Darian Avilez converted their tries, while the third kicker, Genesis Canizalez, sent her shot over the crossbar, but no matter, ACC had no chance of equalizing when their fourth kicker missed, and the SCA girls rejoiced in the 2-0 victory.