Reggae Girlz stroll to easy 7-0 victory over US Virgin Islands

 Reggae Girl celebrate after scoring one of five goals against Barbados earlier this month.
Reggae Girl celebrate after scoring one of five goals against Barbados earlier this month.

Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz dismissed the United States Virgin Island’s 7-0 at the National Stadium on Tuesday evening in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) stage of the Olympic Games qualifiers and advanced to the CONCACAF round.

The Reggae Girlz were led by captain Khadija Shaw, who scored five goals as she netted in the sixth, 14th, 20th, 28th and 64th minutes, to reach 40 international goals for Jamaica.

Cheyna Matthews and Trudi Carter scored the other goals as they allowed Jamaica to top the points standing in Group B of the CFU round of matches.

 Reggae Girlz captain Khadija Shaw
Reggae Girlz captain Khadija Shaw

Before the first whistle, the Reggae Girlz had secured their place in the CONCACAF round, as in the first match Cuba defeated St Lucia 6-1, to join Jamaica on nine points, but with an inferior goal difference. That result meant that the Reggae Girlz had booked their place, as only the winner of the group advanced.

In the CONCACAF round, Jamaica join giants the United States of America, Canada and Mexico, along with the two other Caribbean qualifiers, St Kitts and Nevis and Haiti, as well as Central America qualifiers Costa Rica and Panama.

The top two after the round-robin format of the CONCACAF stage will qualify for the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo, Japan.