The Dominica senior women’s national team recorded their first victory in CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers by scoring twice in an away match against Antigua and Barbuda.
The star player Starr Humpherys scored twice at ABFA Technical Centre, first to equalize the score after Antiguan women’s scored an early goal and second to acquire their first victory in CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers.
The first meeting between two teams on October 25 at Darren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia ended as a draw, with no goal scored from either side.
It’s a historic moment for Dominica’s women’s football to achieve its first victory in the International Competition. Antigua took the early lead by scoring the opening goal in just third minute of the game.
Dominica got the opportunity to equalize the score after the referee awarded them a penalty in the 19th minute. Starr Humpherys perfectly seized the opportunity, targeting right corner of the net and scored a beautiful goal, equalizing the score by 1-1.
She strikes again in 82nd minute, taking a shot outside the box and successfully putting the ball into the nets, completing her brace and scoring a winning goal for her team.
After the final whistle, Dominica Senior Women National team was declared winner by 2-1, a maiden victory in CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifiers after two defeats while facing Guyana and Suriname.
Dominica women’s senior National team is now set to face their most formidable opponents once again in remaining two final group stage matches, one home and one away.
Dominica will face Guyana on home ground in November. Their previous meet ended in a 5-0 loss in Barbados.
The Dominica Women’s team suffered a 4-0 loss to Suriname in the first leg of their match at Windsor Park. Their Senior Women’s team will face Suriname again in December.