THE Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort is the venue for this weekend’s Saint Lucia Football Association’s semifinal, third place and finals in two of its ongoing women’s football tournaments.
From 5:00 p.m. today, semifinals action in the Under-16 tournament will feature Soufriere and Marchand following which defending champions Vieux Fort South take on Gros Islet at 7:00 p.m.
Leading Vieux Fort South’s charge will be their leading scorer with 10 goals in the tournament, Krysan St. Louis. The prolific striker has been in tremendous form throughout the tournament and much is expected from her this evening. St. Louis will have alongside her national players ShekeraClasse, Britannia St. Prix, IllanaLashley and Faith Emmanuel.
Football fans coming to take in the action will see young ladies from both teams turn on the heat in what is expected to be a keenly-contested matchup as Gros Islet will be coming all out to avenge the defeat they suffered at the hands of VFS in last year’s finals.
From 5:00 p.m. tomorrow in the Under-22 tournament for the third place silverware, Anse la Raye go up against Micoud while for the championship trophy Soufriere play Dennery at 7:00 p.m. in what has been dubbed a “West versus East” derby.
Most — if not all — of the girls in action this weekend have represented Saint Lucia locally, regionally and internationally. In fact, players from the squad that represented Saint Lucia at the CONCACAF Under-15 tournament in Orlando, Florida last year will be in action this afternoon representing their respective teams.
Meanwhile, on Thursday evening at the PMG, in the last preliminary Under-16 game in the southern group, Soufriere, who had already qualified, needed to defeat Dennery by 10 clear goals to top the group. Fortunately, the girls from the western region did just that as they humiliated Dennery 10-0, thereby allowing them to top the group while VFS placed second.
In the second semifinal in the Under-22 tournament, Soufriere qualified for the finals when they defeated Anse la Raye 2-0.