MIAMI, Florida – Three goals in the first 17 minutes helped propel Grenada to a 4-0 victory over US Virgin Islands in Group C of League C of the Road to W Gold Cup on Wednesday at the Kirani James Athletics Stadium in St. George’s, Grenada.
Grenada now sit firmly atop the group with nine points from three matches, while USVI are still searching for their first point after two games.
Grenada picked up right where they left off from the September window, as they broke the deadlock before five minutes had even elapsed, as Erin Sylvester steered home a header off a corner kick for a 1-0 lead.
Nia Thompson also picked up where she left off from September, as she scored her sixth goal of the Road to W Gold Cup by running onto a long ball and rounding USVI GK Jenna Rehm to double the lead to 2-0 in the 15’.
It quickly became 3-0 in the 17’ on a curling left-footed strike from Malia Ramdhanny after USVI failed to clear a corner kick.
But the USVI bore down defensively and kept the Grenada attack at bay the rest of the first half and into the second stanza. USVI pushed hard for a goal, but instead it led to a late Grenada goal in transition, as Abigail Williams polished off a counterattack in the 82’ to round out the 4-0 scoreline.