“The second half was all Bahamas as Plakaris opened the scoring in the period nine minutes in.”
The Bahamas won 8-0 over Saint Martin Friday at the CONCACAF Boys Under-15 Championships, hosted in George Town, Cayman Islands.
The Bahamas got goals from Antonio Hanna (12’), Keegan Bischof (30’), Nicholas Plakaris (44’), Omri Williams (51’), Ethan Willie (62’, 66’), Terry Joseph Mosko (65’) and Keshawn Edwards (68’) Plakaris was named the man of the match.
After Hanna’s score, Bischof scored just five minutes before the half for a 2-0 lead at the interval.
The second half was all Bahamas as Plakaris opened the scoring in the period nine minutes in.
Willie’s scores came rapidly within a four minute span. It was a welcome response after the Bahamas failed to score in their first two games of the tournament, a 4-0 loss to Aruba and 1-0 loss to Bermuda.
The loss dropped Saint Martin out of contention for a berth in the semifinals following group stage play.
Countries competing in the tournament include Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Saint Martin, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the US Virgin Islands.
For first-round play, the squads have been drawn into four groups – three of six teams and one comprised of five teams. Each team will play the others in its group once and the group winners will advance to the semifinals on August 23.