Paul Clarke, Gleaner Writer
Three first-half goals and five in the second, including a brace from Marie Mychele Metivier in the ninth and 39th minutes, carried Canada to an emphatic 8-0 win over Guatemala as the 2013 CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championship continued at the Montego Bay Sports Complex yesterday.
Substitute Nadya Gill and midfielder Marie Levasseur also scored twice (57th and 87th) for the North Americans to go to three points.
The Canadians could easily have scored more were it not for the heroics of Guatemala goalkeeper Angie Hildago, who stopped a number of shots, some at point-blank range.
The quicker, more energetic Canadians threatened first in the sixth minute through Karima Lemire when she waltzed inside the opposing team's 18-yard box before firing over the crossbar.
Metivier sent Canada ahead in less than 10 minutes, and Emily Borgmann, who was later named player of the match, put the Canadians 2-0 up with an easy tap in to beat the diving Guatemala goalkeeper.
Canada's third and Metivier's second was a blinder. The forward crashed the ball into the back of the net for Canada's 3-0 lead at half-time.
Whatever the Guatemala coach Benjamin Moterroso told his players during the break had no bearing on the action in the middle as almost immediately on the resumption, Canada struck, this time through a spectacular long-range effort from team captain Jessie Fleming to make the score 4-0.
Marie Levassuer then ran unopposed into the Guatemalan penalty area before beating the goalkeeper. Nadya Gill completed the rout with their sixth and seventh goals to fire them to an 8-0 score at the end of full time.