The undefeated girls of Wesley College won through to the playoffs of the Belize District High Schools Football Competition as the top ranked seed, after their fourth victory vanquishing the hitherto undefeated girls of Ladyville Technical High School 3-0 at the M.C.C. Grounds, made soggy by the weekend’s rains on Monday evening, January 28.
The Wesley girls have 12 pts from four wins.Shanice Neal and Elisha Bernardez led the Wesley offensive supported by Imane McKenzie and Kimberly Garcia on the wings and Danika Sanchez and Vanessa Flowers at midfield.
Shaneese Rhaburn anchored the Ladyville defense with help fromKristen Fuentes, Janika Ferguson and Shameika Franklin, but they could not contain Shanice Neal who scored the first winning goal to lead 1-0 at intermission. Neal added a second goal in the second half and Elisha Bernardez put in a third goal for good measure.
Imane McMenzie and Neal led the Wesley offensive in their 3-0 victory over the girls of Excelsior High School also, in a back match last Saturday morning. Again Neal scored the first goal and McMenzie added a second when she banked a shot off an Excelsior defender to give her team a l 2-0 lead at intermission. Neal iced the victory with a third goal after the break.
The Ladyville Tech girls enter the playoffs second-ranked with seven points from two wins and a draw, enjoying their second victory 2-1 over the girls of Anglican Cathedral College last Monday, January 21.
Shaneese Rhaburn scored first for Ladyville, but Ajahney Carr equalized 1-1 for A.C.C. before intermission. Rhaburn scored Ladyville’s second winning goal in the second half.
The A.C.C. girls and St. Catherine’s Academy are battling for the two remaining berths in the playoffs. The third ranked A.C.C. girls finished the regular competition with four points from a win and a draw, they lost to Wesley and Ladyville.
The fourth ranked St. Catherine’s girls – two points from two draws and a loss – held the A.C.C girls to a scoreless draw last Friday evening.
Brianny Flowers and Julia Arzu led the convent girls’ offensive supported by Katherine Maradiaga and Sophia Diego on the wings, and Genesis Canizales and Darian Avilez at midfield. Daniella Noralez anchored A.C.C.’s defense with the help of Janelle Grinage, Carlecia Petillo and Tisha Ottley to shut down the S.C.A. attacks. Ajahney Carr and Janesha Gentle pressed the A.C.C. girls’ attacks, with the help of Vanessa Galindo and Ishell Usher on the wings and Icilma Waight and Micah Miguel at midfield.
S.C.A. defenders Diedra Gill Aaliyah Sutherland, Samarie Samos and Raquel Ramos held them scoreless up to intermission.
SCA’s Coach Rodriguez introduced Jacqueline Alas, Janelle Meighan and Tara Reardon-Smith in the second half, replacing Ramos and Sutherland, and with goalkeeper Erica Ayala’s help they secured the 0-0 draw, giving SCA two points from two draws. S.C.A. may leap-frog over A.C.C. into third place, if they were to win their remaining match against the Excelsior girls.