In Pool A, Mexico and the Dominican Republic played. Both teams appeared evenly matched at the start. Dominican Republic had a shot in the second minute, but keeper Jesus Castillo was there for the save. A few minutes later, Mexico earned the first penalty corner of the match. Michel Navarro got a high shot of that was brilliantly saved by keeper Cindy De La Rosa for the Dominican Republic. Both teams continued to trade possession until the Dominican Republic earned three penalty corners late in the first quarter, but could not capitalize. With a last minute shot attempt going wide for Mexico, the match remained scoreless going into the second quarter. The second quarter featured more play in Mexico’s attacking half. Mexico, however, had trouble getting past Dominican Republic’s defense. Mexico’s Ana Juarez received a yellow card in the 24th minute. The Dominican Republic immediately went on attack and took advantage as Cecilia Oflaherti sent a hard ball past Castillo. Oflaherti’s goal gave Dominican Republic the 1-0 lead over Mexico in the 26th minute. Still a man down from the yellow card, Mexico managed to earn a penalty corner in the 28th minute, but could not complete the play. Thus, the score at halftime was Mexico 0, 1 Dominican Republic.
For the first four minutes of the third quarter, Mexico dominated possession that ultimately resulted in a penalty corner for Mexico. Jessica Sanchez hit a hard shot to tie the match 1-1. A minute later, the Dominican Republic had a chance to re-take the lead with a penalty corner, but the shot was too high. For the rest of the third quarter, Mexico and the Dominican Republic traded possession in the midfield. The further quarter also started with Mexico dominating possession. Michel Navarro and Fernanda Oveida both lost the ball off their attacking end line. Oveida then had a shot blocked by De La Rosa in the 50th minute. Mexico continued to pressure on attack, but had a couple more shots go wide. Oveida had another shot in the 55th minute blocked by De La Rosa. The Dominican Republic had a flurry of attack in the final minute, but could not get a shot off before time expired and the match ended in a 1-1 draw.