Player of the Tournament and top goal-scorer: Maria Jose GRANATTO (ARG)
Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile,
Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, USA
|2 April 2016|
|8||Pool B||4:00pm||TTO - MEX||4 - 0||Official||x 4|
The final match of the day featured the host nation Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) taking on Mexico. The hosts were still smarting from a hammering at the hands of USA in their first game while Mexico would have felt that they managed the score line better in their opening match loss to Canada. The winner of the match will be a step closer to avoiding a quarterfinal match against Argentina.
TTO made a bright start attempting to establish control by attacking down the right hand side. It was easily dealt with by Mexico. TTO continued to be the more aggressive earning a PC in the 2nd minute of the game. The injection was poor and Mexico cleared. TTO again attacking down the right got the ball into Dey who pushed it past Inguanzo for to send the home crowd into a delighted roar. TTO earned a PC in the 9th minute and Abreu’s low flick went under Inguanzo for a 2-0 lead. Mexico tried to get back into the game and Oviedo earned a PC after some good skill. TTO defence handled it well deflecting the shot over the goal. King then got a 1-on-1 with the Mexican GK who stood tall to prevent a goal. The resulting PC was well saved by Delgado on the line. In the 26th minute Whiteman turned over the ball at the top of her circle and it took a last ditch tackle from captain Brathwaite to prevent Garcia from scoring when a goal seemed likely. Inguanzo stopped another Abreu PC in the 31st minute. In the 33rd minute Oviedo stole the ball from Lee and passed to Estrada who looked dangerous until another intervention by Whiteman again prevented a Mexico goal. The horn sounded 2 minutes later sending the teams in at the break with TTO leading 2-0.
Mexico’s coach had words of inspiration for his team as they came out and for the 12 minutes the game was played exclusively in the TTO half. Oviedo and Estrada looked dangerous and created a few shots that went wide and PC opportunities. Rosainz had a strong flick saved by Escayg in goal for TTO. Finally, TTO settled and had a good attack end with a weak shot by Benjamin, easily saved by Inguanzo. Encouraged the TTO girls started to string passes together and King looked dangerous, but was well tackled by Delgado. King was sent through on a 1-on-1 against the GK, but Rosainz made a brave challenge to stop the shot. In the 58th minute Abreu took a long corner restart 5 yards before passing to King in the circle. Her shot was blocked and the rebound went to Govia who settled herself before slotting her reverse stick shot into the goal to make the game more comfortable for TTO. Mexico tried again to get themselves into the game, but found Whiteman, Lee and Shania de Freitas prevented them from entering the 25-yard area. In the 67th minute Martin earned TTO a PC and Abreu’s flick was deflected cheekily over Inguanzo’s dive by Saraah Olton to give TTO a 4-0 win. Three minutes later the horn sounded to complete a good bounce back victory for TTO.
|Trinidad & Tobago||5||3||DEY Chelsea||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||9||5||ABREU Kristin||PC|
|Trinidad & Tobago||58||8||GOVIA Brianna||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||67||25||OLTON Saarah||PC|