|7 August 2017|
|4||Pool B||12:00pm||MEX - BRA||1 - 0||Official||x 2|
|Mexico||35||20||ROSAINZ Arantxa||Green Card|
|Mexico||51||27||OROZCO Karen||Green Card|
The third day of qualifying matches in Lancaster began with Mexico's victory over Brazil, a result that places them on the 3rd position in Group B. The only goal of the match arrived on 40 'with a low and cross shot by captain Marlet Correa.
Mexico, took the initiative and attacked but Fernanda Oviedo, Sluis, Peralta and Machado dos Santos, Brazilian did a great job. Mexico continued to dominate the game, but it was Brazil who was closer to open the score. At 21 'a good move from Thalia Cabral assited Helena Bertolaza who deflected the ball. This was the closest opportunity that Ignacio Lopez's team had to score.
During the second half of the match, climatic conditions complicated the game, however in the third quarter the score changed. At 40 'Mexico gets their first penalty corner. With a great combination between Marlet correa and Ana Juárez Mexico gets their first goal.
In the fourth period Brazil was not able to capitalize their penalty corner, but they try to Keep up their defensive game. Úrsula Machado dos Santos was proof of this when she stopped Mexico from a second goal.
The last attacks were for Mexico with Correa and Lacheno, without effectiveness. The final result was Mexico 1-0. Arely Castellanos, Mexican coach said "We won, but WE didnt play well. We will work to improve for our next match, looking forward for the classification ".
The final day of women's pool play continues on Aug. 9 with Chile vs. Urugay (12:00), Mexico vs. Canada (17:00) and USA vs. Brazil (19:00). The top two in each pool will qualify for the semifinals on Aug. 11, while the finals are on Aug. 13. All matches are streamed live via USA Field Hockey here and you can stay connected on facebook, Instagram and twitter @panamhockey or online at panamhockey.org.