2014 Central American & Caribbean Games (Women)

Veracruz, Mexico

and Dominican Republic qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

Player of the tournament: Benifer Moronta (DOM)
Goalkeeper of the tournament: Jesus Castillo (MEX)
Top Scorer of the Tournament: Marisbel Sierra (CUB), 8 goals

Cuba v Dominican Republic


# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
23 November 2014
20 Final 3:30pm Cuba CUB - DOM Dominican Republic 3 - 3 (1 - 2) (4 - 3 SO) Final      

Match Report

Cuba were crowned 2014 Central America and Caribbean Games (Women) gold medalists when they edged Dominican Republic 4-3 in a penalty shootout after both teams played to an exciting 3-3 draw at the end of regulation time.


Dominican Republic stormed back from being 1-0 down in the 2nd minute to take a 2-1 lead into half time against Cuba. Cuba’s opening goal was scored when Yuraima VERA ROJOS dribbled past several Dominica Republic defenders along the backline and slipped the ball to an unmarked Marisbel SIERRA, the Top Goal Scorer of the Tournament, who tapped it into the goal. SIERRA was denied a second goal minutes later when goalkeeper Cindy De La Rosa blocked her shot. Cuba earned several penalty corners but could not put them away to extend their lead.


Dominican Republic weathered the initial storm with Captain Soledad DEL PINO and Player of the Tournament, Benifer MORONTA marshalling their team’s defence and dictating the play. It was MORONTA that drew her team level when she scored a penalty stroke in the 20th minute and Lucia NAVAMUEL struck 4 minutes later from a penalty corner to give her team a 2-1 lead.


Cuba fought their way back into the game and 3 minutes into the second half, Teresa De La ROSA put away a rebound from the goalkeeper to make it 2-2. There were more goals to come in the game and Dominican Republic went ahead 3-2 in the 47th minute when Magalys ORTEGA looped a shot over the advancing goalkeeper. Their celebrations were however short lived as De La ROSA scored the equalizing goals 3 minutes later to make it 3-3 and this score remained unchanged at the end of 70 minutes. The match was settled via a penalty shootout, which Cuba won 4-3, and the goal scorers were:


Cuba:                                   Marisbel SIERRA, Yaniuska PASO, Yailin ABRAHAN and Yuriama VERA ROJAS

Dominica Republic:          Cecilia OFLAHERTI, Magalys ORTEGA, Lucia NAVAMUEL


Team Min # Player Action
CUB 2 10 SIERRA Marisbel FG
DOM 20 8 MORONTA Benifer PS
CUB 38 14 SOLIS Damnay FG
DOM 47 10 ORTEGA Magalys FG
CUB 50 14 SOLIS Damnay FG


X Goal, O Saved, - Not Taken
Team Attacker Defender Result
DOM BIROCHO Agustina (#9) BETANCOURT Yusnaidy (#1) O
CUB SIERRA Marisbel (#10) De La ROSA Cindy (#2) X
DOM NAVAMUEL Lucia (#11) BETANCOURT Yusnaidy (#1) X
CUB PASO Yaniuska (#5) De La ROSA Cindy (#2) X
DOM DI SANTI Maria (#17) BETANCOURT Yusnaidy (#1) O
CUB CARTA Helec (#11) De La ROSA Cindy (#2) O
DOM OFLAHERTI Cecilia (#5) BETANCOURT Yusnaidy (#1) X
CUB ABRAHAN Yailin (#7) De La ROSA Cindy (#2) X
DOM ORTEGA Magalys (#10) BETANCOURT Yusnaidy (#1) X
CUB VERA ROJAS Yuraima (#13) De La ROSA Cindy (#2) X


Team Min # Player Type
CUB 8 11 CARTA Helec Green
DOM 43 3 RONCATI Julieta Green
DOM 48 5 OFLAHERTI Cecilia Yellow
CUB 66 4 LICEA Tahimi Yellow
DOM 70 8 MORONTA Benifer Yellow
TTO v MEX (3rd-4th place)

Final Standings

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Cuba  CUB 3 2 1 0 6 7
Mexico  MEX 3 2 1 0 6 7
Barbados  BAR 3 1 0 2 -3 3
Jamaica  JAM 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Dominican Republic  DOM 3 2 1 0 8 7
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 1 2 0 5 5
Guyana  GUY 3 1 1 1 -2 4
Bermuda  BER 3 0 0 3 -11 0