Burlington’s Emily Borgmann scored three goals as Team Canada’s U-17 team routed Trinidad and Tobago 11-0 at the CONCACAF U-17 Women’s Championship on Saturday (Nov. 2). In Canada’s opening game on Thursday (Oct. 31), an 8-0 win over Guatemala, Borgmann scored one goal.
Like clockwork, Canada scored its first three goals at each seven-minute interval with Marie-Mychèle Métivier scoring her first two goals of a three-goal night with goals in the seventh and 21st minutes and Emily Borgmann getting her first of three in the 14th minute.
Canada would go on to get four more goals in a first half that was played in gray and rainy conditions in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Borgmann got her second on the stroke of halftime, while Jessie Fleming scored in the 36th minute and Marie Levasseur scored in the 41st and 42nd minutes.
Métivier finished her hat trick in the 54th minute, while Borgmann got her third five minutes later. Nadya Gill came on to replace Borgmann seconds after she got her third goal. Gill would go on to score two goals of her own in the 77th and 80th minutes.
“We said that this game was a must-win and it was a big game,” coach Bev Priestman said after the game. “The girls, to be fair to them, took it to another level in terms of the tidy-ups that we’ve asked for, so we’re very happy.”
But up next, is the game Canada’s had circled on the calendar ever since the groups were drawn—a date with the defending champions Americans. They play Monday night.
“We’re happy with the way we are playing but we’re definitely going to be more aware [against USA] since they are a harder competition,” said Fleming. “It’s going to be a little bit of a tougher match but we’re excited to play such a good team.”
The U.S. is also unbeaten after two games.