first_imgCONCACAF U-15 Girls Championship…The national under-15 girls’ team had a creditable start to their campaign in the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) U-15 Girls Championship on Monday when they went down to St Lucia by a 3-1 margin at the IMG Academy, Florida, USA.Guyana’s U-15 starting line-up v St Lucia’s in the 2018 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ ChampionshipGuyana’s lone goal was an own goal created when Shacaylah Williams was pressing the defence resulting in an error on the part of the St Lucians.Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Women’s International Coordinator Paul Beresford said that while injuries were sustained by some players, the team played well. “We played well in the first half for a team that was playing their first match together. However, the team grew a bit tired in the second half in 92-degree heat and humidity. Guyana led 1-0 at the half and dominated play. Injuries to two of our players resulted in St Lucia tying the game. They scored two additional goals in the second half to win the match.”Guyana’s squad consists of both international and Guyana-based players, including two goalkeepers, six defenders, five midfielders and five forwards. The internationally-based players were selected following the hosting of Talent Identification Camps in the United States and Canada.The starting line-up of Monday’s match was: Ludesha Reynolds (GK); Hasha Holder; Jenea Knoght; Ashaya Doobay; Allianna Holder; Jaida Brooks; Samantha Banfield (C); Shacaylah Williams; Anastasia Salvadore; Kersti Thomas and Anaya Willabus.Guyana’s next match is scheduled for today, August 7 at 09:00h against Cayman Islands followed by The Bahamas on August 9 at 11:00h. The playoff will begin on August 10, following the group qualifiers, with the finals set for August 13 at 11:00h.last_img read more