GUA 1 vs PUR 3
Guatemala and Puerto Rico, who were both on three points, opened the Men’s section of the CAC Qualifiers in Kingston, Jamaica. Despite Puerto Rico’s dominance in the first half, the score was locked at nil all going into the half time break. The scoring got underway in the 35th minute when Kenneth Rodriguez found himself on the receiving end of a counterattacking pass from Ottus Feliciano.
Puerto Rico widened the gap in the 52nd and 56th minute when Manuel Colon and Ottus Feliciano got the ball pass goalkeeper Jorge Lopez. Leonidas Leiva scored for Guatemala in the last minute of the game. Both teams will face each other again tomorrow to play for the bronze medal.
GUY 2 vs JAM 3
With both teams already through to the finals, there was not much to lose, but they played hard and fast from beginning to end. Jamaica’s George McGlashen scored the first goal of the game in the 4th minute. Guyana had chances to equalize before the half time break, but the efforts of Meshach Sargeant, Aroydy Branford went wide of goal.
The teams returned to the second half with intense action. Kemar Gobern dove onto a pass in the D from Andre Gardener to give the hosts a 2 nil lead. Guyana’s Jamarj Assanah hits one pass goalkeeper Giovanni Green in the 48th minute and a minute later Aroydy Branford equalized from a penalty stroke. Duvaughn Henlon responded in the 51st minute with a penalty corner goal to put Jamaica back on top.
Both teams will battle again tomorrow in the finals.