Team Saint Lucia is into the quarterfinals of the Caribbean Football Union’s inaugural Boys Under-15 Championship.
Playing in Anguilla, the Saint Lucians finished second in Group 1 after whipping the US Virgin Islands 8-0 on Monday.
Vieux Fort North’s Bryant Polius opened scoring in the first minute, followed by Gros Islet’s Daniel Biscette in the 12th. Daniel’s twin brother Gabriel added a third goal in the 15th minute, Soufriere’s Riquelme Sylvester in the 25th, and Daniel Biscette again in the 35th.
With an already massive 5-0 halftime lead, Saint Lucia continued pounding the Virgin Islanders, captain Romario Lendor (Central Castries) advancing from his fullback position to compound the USVI misery, Grant Farrell netting an own goal, and Gros Islet striker Linus Clovis – the youngest player on the team – making it 8-0.
Saint Lucia have moved on to Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, where they play their quarterfinal match on Wednesday against Grenada at the Raoul Illidge Sports Complex. It will be the first time playing on artificial turf for most of the youngster, as they aim to advance to the semifinals.
Group winners Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic and Curacao will face Antigua and Barbuda, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and Anguilla, respectively.