“The Bahamas goalkeeper Alexis Deveaux made an aggressive move on a corner kick…”
The Bahamas suffered a heartbreaking loss yesterday at the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Girls’ Under-15 Championship, which was hosted at the IMG Academy campus in Bradenton, Florida.
The Bahamas lost the second-half that made Guyana to lead a 3-2.
Gabrielle Simms got Team Bahamas on the board early and capitalised on the miscommunication by several Guyanese defenders with her first goal of the game in the 15th and 33rd minute of the game.
Guyana had several fast-break opportunities but went offsides on five separate occasions throughout the first half.
The Bahamas goalkeeper Alexis Deveaux made an aggressive move on a corner kick to keep Guyana scoreless on one of their better scoring opportunities of the first half.
A lapse in defensive judgment allowed Guyana’s Kersti Thomas to score the equaliser in the 24th minute.
The Bahamas would regain the lead late when the Guyanese goalkeeper attempted to clear the ball, but Simms made a fantastic individual effort.
Simms was in an opportune position to deflect the kick and converted an empty net goal from deep with the keeper out of position.
The Bahamas took a 2-1 lead at the half.
Guyana’s Jenea Knight drew a penalty in the box, and converted on a penalty kick in the 70th minute to tie the game at 2-2.
Shacaylah Williams would score the go-ahead goal at 1:49 in extra time to give Guyana their first win of the tournament