TORTOLA — Omari Simmons scored in the first minute of the game and Joel Mars in the 19th as a British Virgin Islands under-20 boys soccer team fended off their counterparts from St. Thomas’ Massey Soccer Academy 2-1 on Saturday.

Simmons scored in the opening minute of the match, while Mars’ goal came in the 19th minute as the BVI U-20s took a 2-0 lead into the halftime break.