UWI Captain Ashanee Thompson and Shanice Stevenson (7) of NSC squaring off on Sunday night.
The chances of doing the double have now become even slimmer for the National Sports Council as they allowed the University of the West Indies to pay them back for a first round defeat. When Women's League action moved over to Bagatelle this past weekend, the UWI ladies handed down a two-nil blanking on the many-time champions to draw level on points.
Now only separated by goal-difference, the two teams, which are heavily stacked with national players, put everything on the line just a week before the Senior Women's squad head off to St. Vincent for the Windward Islands Football Association Women's Tournament. UWI drew first blood as Rianna Cyrus comfortably converted a penalty kick early on. The second goal came when Ashleigh Ann Dussard was there to clean up after Gabriella Lopez put some pressure on national keeper Rhea Holder in the dying minutes of the game.
The evening was off to a hot start as Unity Stars had a no-contest win against Technique who gave up eight unanswered goals. Marissa King led the charge with a hat-trick while Nashandi Clarke followed up with two of her own. Tia Briggs-Thompson, Nicole Parris and Britnee Stanford all chipped in with one each.
The other game on the day saw Mavericks and Kick Start Genesis parting ways as equals after scoring a goal each. Felicia Jarvis put Mavericks on in the first half while Shonian Smith leveled things in the second.