Soraya Toppin-Herbert celebrating one of her goals against Kopites
It’s now down to the wire, as the Barbados Football Association’s inaugural Women’s Futsal Challenge kicks off one last time.
Four teams are set to battle against each other for the grand prize of $5, 000. The second-place finishers will walk away with $2,000, while the team finishing third will earn $1,500.
In Zone 1, Females Can Ball (FCB) will be looking to maintain their lead heading into the semi-final against Girls With Goals (GWG), when they face each other at the Wildey Gymnasium this evening at 3 p.m.
Earlier this week, FCB demolished Stargirlz 8-0 at the Oasis facility Kendal Hill, Christ Church. Top goal scorer of the tournament Shanice Stevenson was instrumental in helping her team to victory, pocketing 50 per cent of the goals, and securing their place in the semis.
Stevenson has had an impressive run during this competition and holds the record with 21 goals.
Girls With Goals (GWG), who have also played a solid game throughout the tournament, winning three and losing two, will be looking to get the upper hand on FCB. However, the second-place Zone 2 team will have their hands full trying to stop Stevenson from scoring.
Meanwhile, Futsal Shottas, who currently top Zone 2 on 12 points, after winning four of their five games, will have the likes of Rianna Cyrus to lead them to victory against Pride of Lioness Ballers (PLB).
Cyrus was superb in her delivery on Thursday night, scoring the five goals which earned her team a victory and a stamp of qualification to the semis, where they are scheduled to come up against PLB at 4 p.m.
PLB, currently in second position in Zone 1 on ten points, have the likes of Ashanee Thompson, Marissa King, Nandi Yard, Shonian Smith and Chazelle Cumberbatch to lead them to victory.
Additionally, the losers of both matches will face off at 6 p.m. to determine the third-place finisher, while the winners of each game will see who will emerge victorious and earn bragging right when they encounter each other at 7 p.m.