USBWNT Defeats Bahamas 9-0 to Claim El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup

USBWNT Gains Third Tournament Title After Earning Team’s Largest Margin of Victory; Ali Hall Voted Tournament MVP; Samantha Martinez Earns Golden Boot With Six Goals in Return to Competitive Play

COSTA DEL SOL, El Salvador (March 30, 2024) – The U.S. Women’s Beach Soccer National Team used a brace from Samantha Martinez, as well as goals from Jeané Sunseri-Warp, Makenzie Chronopoulos, Hannah Adler, Ali Hall, Kilee Quigley, Nikki Haimes and Tori Phillips to earn a 9-0 win against Bahamas in the finale of the 2024 El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup. Following England’s defeat on penalties to El Salvador in the second match of the night, the USA claimed the tournament title with six points from three matches, while Hall was voted Tournament MVP and Martinez earned the Golden Boot with six goals in her first tournament back with the team since giving birth.

After a back-and-forth start to the first period, the USA took control of the game about eight minutes in when Quigley laid the ball back for Sunseri-Warp who expertly hit a long-range right-footed effort inside the left post to make it 1-0 with 3:55 remaining. The U.S. continued to control play and gained a second in the dying moments of the period after Chronopoulos was fouled at midfield. With 19 seconds left, the midfielder lined up a free kick and slammed her take inside the left post to give the USBWNT a 2-0 lead after one.

The floodgates opened for the USA as it scored seven goals in the second period, beginning when Martinez outran her mark at midfield and buried a left-footed effort inside the left post at 11:05. Adler added her first goal of the year at 10:21, before Ali Hall expertly chipped Bahamas goalkeeper Christabelle Izevbizua to make it 5-0 at 7:32.

Nikki Haimes continued the goal rush when she collected the ball, turned and slotted home her first international goal at 5:27. Then with two minutes remaining, Quigley centered for Martinez who buried her second of the match and tournament-leading sixth goal. Making her tournament debut for the USA at Costa del Sol, Phillips blasted home a free kick to give the USA a 9-0 lead with 24 seconds remaining.

After an emphatic second period, the USA eased into the 9-0 win against Bahamas in the third, earning at least a second-place finish at the 2024 El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup.

In the second match of the night, El Salvador defeated England 3-1 in penalties after playing to a 2-2 draw, clearing the way for the USBWNT to claim its third-ever tournament title, and second under head coach Morgan Church. The team previously won the 2022 El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup and 2023 Acapulco Cup.

2024 El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup Standings
Team W W+ L Pts. GF GA GD
USA 2 0 1 6 17 5 12
El Salvador 1 1 1 4 12 7 5
England 1 1 1 4 10 6 4
Bahamas 0 0 3 0 1 22 -21


  • The USBWNT claimed its third tournament title, having previously won the 2022 El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup and 2023 Acapulco Cup.
  • The 9-0 win marked a new USBWNT record for largest margin of victory, beating the previous record of 6-0 set on April 6, 2023 vs. Bahamas. This was also just the second shutout in team history.
  • With two more goals against Bahamas, Samantha Martinez claimed the Golden Boot with six goals at the El Salvador Cup, in her first competitive matches since giving birth. Martinez now sits third on the USBWNT’s goals list with 14 goals in 12 matches.
  • Captain Ali Hall tallied her first goal of 2024 and took home Tournament MVP honors.
  • Kilee Quigley tallied her second of the tournament and 17th of her international career, pushing her into sole possession of first on the USBWNT scoring chart. Quigley also recorded two assists for the second-straight match, taking her career total to six.
  • The 2023 Female Beach Soccer Player of the Year, Hannah Adler tallied her first goal of 2024, taking her  career total to 10 goals and, becoming the fifth Beach WNT player to record double-digit goals.
  • The only player to appear in all 27 Beach WNT matches, Jeané Sunseri-Warp scored her second goal of the tournament, taking her career total to six.
  • Makenzie Chronopoulos scored her second goal in as many matches.
  • Making her tournament debut in El Salvador, Tori Phillips registered her first career goal to cap the scoring, while Nikki Haimes also collected her first in her second overall tournament.
  • Morgan Church moved to 11-7 all-time as Beach WNT head coach, while the USBWNT now holds a 14-13 record since the program launched in 2019.


Match: United States Beach Women’s National Team vs. Bahamas
Date: March 30, 2024
Competition: 2024 El Salvador Beach Soccer Cup
Venue: Costa del Sol Stadium; Costa del Sol, El Salvador
Kickoff: 6 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local)
Weather: 85 degrees

Scoring Summary:             1          2          3          FT      
USA                                        2          7          0          9
BAH                                       0          0          0          0                                   

USA – Jeané Sunseri-Warp (Kilee Quiglee)       3:55 (1st Period)
USA – Makenzie Chronopoulos (Free Kick)       0:19 (1st Period)
USA - Samantha Martinez                                  11:05 (2nd Period)
USA – Hannah Adler                                              10:21 (2nd Period)
USA – Ali Hall (Free Kick)                                      7:32 (2nd Period)
USA – Kilee Quigley                                                5:27 (2nd Period)
USA – Nikki Haimes                                                4:35 (2nd Period)
USA – Samantha Martinez (Kilee Quigley)        2:02 (2nd Period)
USA – Tori Phillips (Free Kick)                              0:24 (2nd Period)

USA: 1-Gabriella Batmani, 6-Jeané Sunseri-Warp, 9-Kilee Quigley, 10-Ali Hall (capt.), 11-Samantha Martinez
Substitutes: 12-Vanessa Amaral, 2-Nikki Haimes, 3-Hannah Adler, 4-Vanessa Valentine, 5-Makenzie Chronopoulos, 8-Tori Phillips
Did not play: 7-Lauren Leslie
Head coach: Morgan Church

BAH: 12-Christabelle Izevbizua, 5-Janeka, 6-Karen Werd (capt.), 7-Jade, 10-Alicia Telle
Substitutes: 2-Jodei Clarke, 3-Alison Ferguson, 4-Hadassah Knowles, 9-Rokesia Sands, 11-Taleah}
Head coach: Daria Adderley

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Fredy Ibañez (GUA)
Second Referee: Omar Salazar Euan (MEX)
3rd Referee: Jorge Tunon Moran (PAN)
Timekeeper: Gumercindo Batista Vergara (PAN)

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