West Ruimveldt, St Pius, South Ruimveldt, North Georgetown book semifinal spots

Smalta Girls Pee Wee Girls Football

Four female teams on Saturday afternoon proved that they are among the best, advancing to the semi-final round of the Smalta Girls 11-and-Under Pee Wee tournament.
After completing three rounds of play, twelve participating teams were reduced to eight advancing to the quarterfinal round. Needless to say, these young ladies put on a show at the Ministry of Education Ground on Carifesta Avenue to ensure that their school teams would make it out of the round alive.
The first quarter final game featured strong contenders West Ruimveldt and St Stephen’s Primary. Playing with the same drive and determination as their highly successful boys’ team, West Ruimveldt wasted little time in getting the soring started. Ashanns Rajkumar netted the first goal in the 7th minute; then, 4 minutes later, Teneshia Persaud joined the scoring party. But they were not done yet, as Seona France chipped in to push the score to 3-0 by halftime.
St. Stephen were fumbling for a reply to West Ruimveldt, but could not manage to connect their few chances at the goal. Rondella Anderson later scored a goal of her own to result in a 4-0 win for West Ruimveldt.
While West Ruimveldt battled St Stephen’s, St Pius Primary were inflicting similar damage on Genesis Primary. Being another team that is driven by their male counterpart’s success, St Pius dug deep after a goalless first half to snatch the win. Christal Archer was brilliant on the field, as she netted two goals. She began in the 25th with a slip past Genesis goalkeeper. One minute later, the young lady took a chance with a long ball, which ended its journey in the goal. Ackelia Blake then added her name to the score sheet to crush the Genesis semi-final dreams with a 3-0 victory.
North Georgetown Primary continued their clean stint when they faced off with Tucville Primary. Tucville’s defence looked fierce early on, but they could not stand up to the attacking prowess of North Georgetown. Martha Chase was once again brilliant in the field, as she volleyed two goals for her team’s win. Playing with an injury, the young lady netted a goal in each half to cement her team’s place in next week’s semi-final.
The 2017 winners, South Ruimveldt, continued to show why they are the defending champions with yet another win. For their quarterfinal encounter, they met with the threatening Enterprise Primary. The defending champs had a scare early on, as Enterprise were the first to put a goal on the board, thanks to Alecia Beaton in the third minute. However, South’s star striker Fayon Harry spared little time in replying, as she equalized the score in the 6th minute. The minutes flew by with both teams seeing near misses, until Harry returned to put South in the lead just before the half time whistle.
Shakira Barker then joined the party minutes after the half began, to push South’s tally to 3-1. However, their opponents were not going down without a fight. Denita Auden scored in the 36th to keep the Enterprise dreams alive. But this vision was quickly dulled by Fayon Harry, who was again quick with the reply. South eventually won 4-2.
The semi-final games will be contested on Saturday, December 8, at the Ministry of Education Ground. Prior to the semi-finals, placement matches between the other teams will be kicked off.