A valiant effort from the Lady Jags was unfortunately not enough to qualify them as their campaign ended in a draw against Trinidad last evening.
The field for the eight-team 2022 Concacaf W Championship is now set; as Mexico, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica and Panama clinched the final six berths following the results of the final matchday of W Qualifying on Tuesday.
Guyana’s National Women’s team needed a win from this match to reach the penultimate round of the FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers/CONCACAF Championships while a draw allows Trinidad to advance.
A valiant effort from the Lady Jags had Guyana up by one goal with none from Trinidad at half-time.
By the end of the match, NCAA standout Sydney Cummings netted twice but her goals were not enough.
A late score from Lauryn Hutchinson earned Trinidad and Tobago a dramatic 2-2 draw with Guyana to take the top spot in Group F at Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago.
Hutchinson’s score in the 90’ delivered the W Championship-clinching draw for Trinidad and Tobago.
It was a clash of two unbeaten teams but Coach Ivan Joseph’s side proved their prowess on the field throughout the tournament.
Guyana had formerly defeated Dominica, Turks and Caicos Islands and Nicaragua – all without conceding a single goal.
Trinidad and Tobago, with three victories before this contest, topped Group F with 10 points, while Guyana, with two victories and a draw in the previous games, finished second with eight points.
Only the top team advances to the next round of the qualifiers, which also serve as a gateway to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.