ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 13, 2016) – The Under-15 Girls’ National Team advanced to the semifinal at the 2016 CONCACAF U-15 Girls’ Championship with a 12-0 quarterfinal victory against Bermuda.
Payton Linnehan scored three times to give her seven goals for the tournament while Mia Fishel also registered a hat trick to up her tournament total to six. Fishel also had three assists. Gabrielle Robinson scored twice to bring her tournament total to seven while Madison Mercado notched her first two of the competition. Kalyssa Van Zanten and Samantha Meza added single goals.
Bermuda suffered a straight red card in the 12th minute of the 70-minute match when Megan Titerton was sent off for hauling down a U.S. player in the penalty box, resulting in a penalty kick that was converted by Robinson.
The win was the fifth in a row at the tournament for the USA, which has out-scored opponents 42-0 so far. The USA is participating in this competition for the first time.
Canada beat Curacao 10-0 and will play Mexico, which defeated Puerto Rico 10-1, in the other semifinal. Costa Rica defeated Saint Lucia, 5-0, to earn its semifinal berth against the USA.
“We are pleased to advance to the semifinal and we did some very good things in the final third, but we have some things to improve upon as we try to advance the ball down the field and get into attacking positions,” said U.S. head coach Mark Carr. “From here on, it will only get more difficult so it’s important that we maximize our performances in every area. I am confident this group will improve upon what they did today in our next game.”
U-15 Girls’ National Team Match Report
Match: United States U-15 Girls’ National Team vs. Bermuda U-15 Girls’ National Team
Date: August 17, 2016
Competition: CONCACAF Under-15 Girls’ Championship - Quarterfinal
Venue: Field #17 – ESPN Wide World of Sports, Orlando, Fla.
Weather: 86 degrees, sunny
Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA 9 3 12
BER 0 0 0
USA – Gabrielle Robinson (Madison Mercado) 5th minute
USA – Payton Linnehan (Mia Fishel) 9
USA – Gabrielle Robinson (penalty kick) 13
USA – Payton Linnehan (Mia Fishel) 19
USA – Mia Fishel (Talia DellaPeruta) 22
USA – Madison Mercado (Croix Bethune) 24
USA – Payton Linnehan (Madison Mercado) 29
USA – Mia Fishel 33
USA – Madison Mercado (Mia Fishel) 35
USA – Mia Fishel 36
USA – Kalyssa Van Zanten (Talia DellaPeruta) 44
USA – Samantha Meza (Sunshine Fontes) 46
USA: 1-Ruth Jones; 17-Talia DellaPeruta (3-D’awncey Jones-Black, 56), 4-Tori Hansen, 5-Leah Scarpelli, 18-Sunshine Fontes, 15-Gabrielle Robinson (6-Natalia Staude, 56), 16-Croix Bethune (11-Eleanor Glenn, 42), 8-Hollyn Torres, 14-Madison Mercado (9-Kalyssa Van Zanten, 36), 13-Payton Linnehan (7-Samantha Meza, 36), 10-Mia Fishel
Subs not used: 2-Makenna Morris, 12-Lindsey Romig
Head Coach: Mark Carr
BER: 12-Giaya Melakot; 2-Koa Goodchild, 3-Megan Titerton, 4-Delia Ebbin, 5-Danni Watson, 6-Trinae Edwards, 7-Jaden Masters, 9-Nia Christopher (13-Tianna Mullan, 56), 10-Leilanni Nesbeth, 11-Adia Gibbons (8-Sh’nyah Akinstall, 64), 15-Jadea Steede-Hill (14-Emily Cabral, 56)
Subs not used: 1-Zakhari Turner, 16-Jya Ratteray-Smith, 17-Jordan Davis, 18-Lindsey Pacheco
Head Coach: Naquita Robinson
Stats Summary: USA / BER
Shots: 22 / 3
Shots on Goal: 17 / 3
Saves: 3 / 5
Corner Kicks: 2 / 0
Fouls: 0 / 2
Offside: 6 / 0
BER – Megan Titerton (ejection) 12th minute
Referee: Jamar Springer (BRB)
Assistant Referee 1: Tonia Deane (BRB)
Assistant Referee 2: Mijensa Rensch (SUR)
Fourth Official: Jose Torres (PUR)