Saint Lucia ended with three losses in three matches at the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Women’s Under-17 World Cup qualifiers in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Action concluded in Group 4 at the Dr IR Franklin Essed Stadium on Sunday.
Saint Lucia had been beaten 5-0 by Suriname and demolished 14-0 by Jamaica.
On Sunday, Shaunte Carrington, Felicia Jarvis and Nashandi Clarke scored for the Bajans, who had beaten Suriname on Friday, and finished second in the group.
Jamaica’s young Reggae Girlz made it three wins from three matches with a 1-0 win over Suriname in the evening game on Sunday.
The performance of the Saint Lucians has excited quite a bit of comment and discussion, even in the midst of Carnival season. It’s also made it very clear that more attention needs to be paid to the development of girls football, especially in the lower age groups.
It’s a quick turnaround for some members of Team Saint Lucia, who will join up with the national Under-20 squad for the CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship, Caribbean Zone Group 2. Jamaica will be involved again, as will Grenada. Saint Lucia will play hosts, 26, 28 and 30 July at the Mindoo Phillip Park. Matches start at 4pm each day.