GUA 1 vs PAN 0
Without a point and without a goal, Guatemala and Panama went in hunt for their first win in the 2017 CAC Qualifiers in Kingston, Jamaica. Throughout the first half, Guatemala’s Sandra Sis and Xiomara Flores consistently pressured Panama, but Rubi Diaz and Celina Portugal held it together to keep the ball out of goal.
In the 51st minute Sis fired a penalty stroke directly down to middle of the goal to get pass Daryeli Castro and give Guatemala the win.
BER 0 vs GUY 3
Bermuda and Guyana entered Day 4 in second and third place on 7 and 5 points respectively. Both teams came looking to secure a win in order to move to the top of the table and closer to qualifying for the CAC Games in Colombia next year.
Both teams started out fairly strong, but as the game progressed, Guyana slowly took control and created more chances for themselves. A promising shot from Maria Munroe Atkinson was tipped over the crossbar by Angela Dunstan.
Gabriella Xavier found goal for Guyana when a penalty corner pull made by her was returned by Trisha Wooderoffe. The score increased 41st minute when Marzana Fiedtkou drove home another penalty corner. Kerensa Fernandes made it 3-0 five minutes later.
PUR 0 vs JAM 2
Jamaica came out with early dominance in an attempt to regain the top position after Guyana won and took charge in the previous match. Their first chance at goal came when Chakira Airey made a pass in the D to Imauny Linton, however her touch on the ball wasn’t enough for it to pass goalkeeper Stephanie Garcia. Puerto Rico’s shots from Marisa Miro and Josefina Freaney, either went wide of goal or intercepted by Sauwana Gordon and Trudyann Knight.
The game had an extended half time break as a result of heavy rain at the JN Hockey Field. The second half resumed with both teams missing out on numerous chances to score.
The first goal eventually came in the 50th minute from Shana-Kay Tullongue and Demi Nicholson scored the second goal in the 52nd minute to win the game for Jamaica.