GUA vs PAN
The first 5 minutes at the overcast JN Hockey Field in Kingston, Jamaica started off a bit slow but Guatemala picked up the pace shortly after. Aldahir Ornano made an attempt to clear a reverse stick shot from Didier Monterroso, but Agustin Depaz took the rebound and put the men in blue ahead of the Panamanians in the 6th minute. A swift pass from Jose Anzueto to Adrian Medina resulted in another goal to put them 2 nil up before the end of the second quarter.
Angelo Boodie of Panama got a shot at goal after receiving a beautiful pass from Felix Tenorio but goalkeeper Jorge Lopez denied him. Rodrigo Flores went for the rebound which was no match for the impenetrable Guatemalan defence.
Jorge Ramirez made it 3-0 two minutes into the third quarter by converting a penalty corner and Depaz scored his second goal a minute later. Guatemala was awarded a penalty stroke after a deliberate foul by goalkeeper Ornano. Leonidas Leiva took to the penalty spot and was successful in putting Guatemala 5 goals ahead of the Panamanians. The final goal of the match made it a hattrick for Depaz and Panama’s second 6 nil loss of the competition.
JAM 3 vs PUR 0
The Puerto Ricans had the host team under tremendous pressure throughout the first quarter of the game. Ottus Feliciano made a pass to Francisco Maldonado for the tip in which ended up going wide of the goal. Gilberto Monserrate broke away and had a one on one with goalkeeper Kardiff Davidson who stopped him in his tracks.
Puerto Rico was awarded a penalty corner, but the Jamaican defence swept the ball away for a counter attack. Brandon Clarke found himself on the receiving end of the ball and wasted no time to put it pass goalkeeper Luis Torres. A backline dribble and pass to the penalty spot from Captain Kishawn White gave Oshane Haseley the chance to put Jamaica 2-0 in front. The 3-0 win came in the 53rd minute when Kemar Mitchell capitalized on a penalty corner.