In match to decide who would play against Uruguay for 5th/6th place and Guyana for 7th/8th place, respectively, was a Trinidad & Tobago versus Mexico match. At the beginning of the match, play was mostly in Mexico’s attacking half. Trinidad & Tobago entered their attacking circle a few times, but Mexico’s defense kept them from scoring. Trinidad & Tobago was awarded the first penalty corner of the match in the 10 minute. Mexico’s keeper Selma Flores Ladron de Guevara blocked the shot. Trinidad & Tobago was awarded a penalty stroke, but again Flores Ladron de Guevara came up with a big save to keep the match scoreless. Coincidentally, Mexico was then awarded a penalty stroke following a break away on offense. Mexico’s Michel Navarro Hernandez pushed the stroke to the left side for the goal in the 17th minute. Navarro Hernandez’s goal gave Mexico the lead and it was Mexico’s first goal of the tournament. Five minutes later, Trinidad & Tobago was awarded a penalty corner. After two hard shots were blocked by Flores Ladron de Guevara, Trinidad & Tobago’s Kristin Thompson’s shot tied the match 1-1. Both teams kept trying to keep possession in their attacking end. With six minutes remaining in the first half, Mexico was awarded a couple penalty corners. Trinidad & Tobago’s keeper Anastasia Netto saved the shot to keep the match tied. Soon after, Trinidad & Tobago was awarded a penalty corner. Trinidad & Tobago’s Blair Wynne collected the rebound off Flores Ladron de Guevara and lifted it into goal to give her team a 2-1 lead over Mexico. With one minute remaining in the first half, Mexico was awarded a penalty corner. Similarly, the first shot was saved by Netto and then Maria Correa Conejo got the ball and hit a hard shot into goal. Thus, the match was tied 2-2 at halftime.
The second half also started with a penalty corner, but Mexico could not convert. Mexico’s Jazel Salazar Miranda gave her team the lead in the 40th minute off a field goal. Mexico was then awarded a couple penalty corners, but could not score off them. Mexico continued to pressure on attack. Trinidad & Tobago scored off a breakaway when Zene Henry worked around Flores Ladron de Guevara in front of the goal to tie the match 3-3. Throughout much of the second half, both teams fought hard for possession and attacking opportunities. In the 65th minute, Araceli Rivera Portillo scored to give Mexico the lead. Trinida & Tobago was awarded a penalty corner with about one minute left in the half. Trinidad & Tobago was awarded a penalty stroke and Blair Wynne put in the stroke to tie the match. With the match tied at the end of 70 minutes, there was a penalty shoot out. Mexico won the shoot out 3-2 off scores from Correa Conejo, Fernanda Oviedo Guadarrama, and Navarro Hernandez; as well as saves by Flores Ladron de Guevara.
Thus, Mexico will play Uruguay for 5th/6th place. And Trinidad & Tobago will play Guyana for 7th/8th place.