January 31, 2023

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Stewart’s hat-trick earns Samoa semi-final spot

Jayda Stewart scored a hat-trick to move Samoa into the semi-finals of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup. [Source: OFC]

Samoa is through to the semi-final of the OFC Women’s Nations Cup after beating New Caledonia 4-2 in the quarter-final today at the HFC Bank Stadium in Suva.

Jayda Stewart’s starred for the side scoring a hat-trick in the second-half.

Despite a brace from Sarah Uregei, New Caledonia were outdone by Stewart’s brilliance, after Samoa captain Monique Fischer had earlier given her side the lead.

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Samoa’s work was however looking more clinical and Fischer saw her near-post shot saved by Lorenza Hnamano.

Samoa will face the winner of this evening’s other quarter-final between Papua New Guinea and Tonga next Wednesday while New Caledonia exit with their heads held high after a tough quarter-final battle.

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