The road to the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship began on Monday with the start of Qualifying in Curacao.
Saint Lucia got off to a rough start, losing big to the host territory to close out GameDay 1.
The home fans were smiling as Curacao, featuring five professional players, downed Saint Lucia 5-2 to rise to first place in Group C.
All five Curacao goals came in the first half, with Taisha Hansen and Sadeyah Rosa each notching a brace and Queenjelly Alexandre chipping in with a goal as well.
Saint Lucia did close out in strong fashion though, scoring their two goals in the second stanza through Arnicka Louis and Cassandra Shepherd.
Coach Emmanuel Bellas told MBC Sports that although his team started poorly, he was pleased to see the improvement as the game wore on.
Saint Lucia next plays Antigua and Barbuda on Friday.