2019 Pan American Games (Men)

Lima, Peru

Argentina, Canada, Chile, Cuba
Mexico, Peru, Trinidad & Tobago, USA

Venue: Complejo Deportivo Andres Avelino Cáceres

The continental champion qualifies to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Canada v Mexico

Pool B

# Info Time Teams Score Status Match Sheet
30 July 2019
3 Pool B 2:00pm Canada CAN - MEX Mexico 5 - 1 Official    x 2  

Match Report

The Canadian men earned a convincing 5-1 victory over Mexico to open Pool B play at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Oliver Scholfield and Mark Pearson each tallied twice, while Keegan Pereira also got on the board.

Canada established control early in the game when Scholfield opened the scoring in the seventh minute. Scholfield dribbled along the baseline and on a pass to the front of the net the ball inadvertently beat Mexican keeper Jose Hernandez and trickled over the line for a 1-0 Canada lead. The tempo started to settle with Canada holding most of the possession while Mexico did well to stay physical in midfield and deny any dangerous circle attack. In the 14th minute Canada earned a penalty corner but Gordie Johnston’s flick went wide left of the goal.

The second quarter was more of the same, Canada in control but Mexico patiently waiting for their moments. Two-time Olympian Mark Pearson doubled Canada’s lead in the 28th minute as he fired a back-hand shot from a tight angle. The ball rippled the top of the net to give Canada the 2-0 go-ahead. Not two minutes later and Pearson made good on a brilliant pass from Scholfield. Pearson’s size and speed cut off two defenders, while a lifted pull beat a sliding Hernandez and the unguarded net allowed Pearson to make it 3-0 heading in to half time.

Mexico earned a penalty corner in the 34th minute and only needed the one chance to get on the board. Francisco Aguilar’s flick beat Dave Carter glove side to bring Mexico within two, down 3-1. Canada responded in the 39th minute on a penalty corner of their own. Scott Tupper’s drag flick was saved by the out-stretched left boot of Hernandez but the rebound fell to an unmarked Scholfield. From the top of the circle Scholfield pulled the trigger on a back hand and the ball blasted in to the bottom right corner to bring Canada’s lead to 4-1.

Canada went up 5-1 when Keegan Pereira turned and fired with next-to-no space to beat Hernandez glove side in the fourth quarters. Mexico had a glorious opportunity in the other end as Aguilar send a pass to a wide open Miguel Leon but Leon couldn’t handle the pass. Canada had a penalty corner in the final moments of play but Tupper’s shot ricocheted through traffic and Sukhi Panesar’s rebound attempt went wide. Despite the lack of penalty corner scoring, Canada got the result they needed and a 5-1 wins sends them to the top of Pool B.


Team Min # Player Action
Canada 7 8 SCHOLFIELD Oliver FG
Canada 28 19 PEARSON Mark FG
Canada 30 19 PEARSON Mark FG
Mexico 34 15 AGUILAR Francisco PC
Canada 39 8 SCHOLFIELD Oliver PC
Canada 54 10 PEREIRA Keegan FG


UmpiresSILVA Federico (ARG)ROMERO Hugo (PAR)
Reserve UmpireRIVADENEIRA Rodrigo (PER)
Technical OfficerLIPKA Mike (USA)
JudgesPEREZ Juan Manuel (PER)WALLACE Ariel (TTO)


GK ShirtsGreyGreen
TTO v CUB (Pool A) USA v PER (Pool B)

Final Standings

  1. Argentina
    1. Argentina
  2. Canada
    2. Canada
  3. USA
    3. USA
  4. Chile
    4. Chile
  5. Trinidad & Tobago
  6. Cuba
    6. Cuba
  7. Mexico
    7. Mexico
  8. Peru
    8. Peru

Pool Standings

Team GP W D L GD P
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 3 0 0 19 9
Chile  CHI 3 2 0 1 2 6
Cuba  CUB 3 1 0 2 -12 3
Trinidad & Tobago  TTO 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Team GP W D L GD P
Pool B
Canada  CAN 3 3 0 0 21 9
USA  USA 3 2 0 1 16 6
Mexico  MEX 3 1 0 2 -2 3
Peru  PER 3 0 0 3 -35 0