Gold Medal: JAM 0 vs GUY 1
Spectators at the JN Hockey Field in Kingston, Jamaica witnessed the first final of the CAC Qualifier between Jamaica and Guyana. Having already qualified for the 2018 CAC Games in Colombia, both teams were looking to improve the goalless score line from their previous encounter.
The first period was slower than expected; neither of the teams generated any real chances to take the lead. As the game progressed, Jamaica started getting more opportunities through a number of penalty corner, but the Guyanese defence stood firm to guard the goal.
Guyana later took control of the games, making beautiful plays into the circle until LaTacia Chung struck the ball from a penalty corner to get pass goalkeeper Lorie-Ann McIntosh and give Guyana the lead.
With Jamaica unable to equalize, at the fulltime whistle, the Guyanese celebrated their gold.
Bronze Medal: PUR 1 vs BER 0
Puerto Rico and Bermuda struggled to score in their first match against each other. They both came today looking to make an improvement since only a goal could give them the bronze medal. It was a hard fought game between the two. Bermuda’s Maha Clarke got off a shot in the first period but goalkeeper Stephanie Garcia denied her entry.
The Bermudans put up a fight in the second half, winning a few penalty corners, however none were converted.
The winning goal came in the 30th minute from Puerto Rico’s Marisa Miro. This put her at the top of the goal standings for the tournament with a total of 5 goals. Captain Josefina Freaney was named player of the tournament.
Fifth Place: GUA 0 vs PAN 0 (0-1 SO)
Panama was looking to improve on their last performance against Guatemala, where they lost 1 nil. They took control early in the game, penetrated the circle, but were unable to create chances to score. The game ended goalless and went to penalty shootout.
Penalty Shoot Out
Kersthy Montenegro of Panama scored the first and only goal against Guatemala. Norma Quevedo made some remarkable saves to keep the Panamanians form scoring again, However, Guatemala was unable to get their shots in the goal when their chances came.
Panama got the win and Quevedo was named goalkeeper of the tournament.
Player of the tournament: Josefina Freaney (PUR)
Top goal scorer: Marisa Miro (PUR)
Goalkeeper of the tournament: Norma Quevedo (GUA)