Aguilas de Leon, UNAN win again in Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship
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Nicaragua’s UNAN Managua (pictured) gathers for a team photo prior to its Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship match against Moravia of Costa Rica on September 6, 2017, in Managua, Nicaragua.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan football history was made Wednesday as both Aguilas de Leon and UNAN Managua won to finish first in their respective groups at the 2017 Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship.

The sides -- along with UPNFM (Honduras) and Moravia (Costa Rica) -- advanced to the semifinals, which will be contested Friday, also at the Estadio Nacional.

Here are the match summaries:

2017 Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship

Estadio Nacional – Managua, Nicaragua

September 4-9, 2017

(matches are 80 minutes)

GROUP A: Aguilas de Leon (Nicaragua), Orchids FC (Belize), UPNFM (Honduras)

GROUP B: Legends (El Salvador), Moravia (Costa Rica), UNAN Managua (Nicaragua)

GROUP A

(Games Played-Wins-Draws-Losses-Goals For-Goals Against-Points)

Aguilas de Leon 2-2-0-0-13-0-6

UPNFM 2-1-0-1-4-5-3

Orchids FC 2-0-0-2-1-13-0

September 4, 2017

Aguilas de Leon 9, Orchids FC 0

Jansy Aguirre 4', 55’; Sheyla Flores 8', 9’, 12’; Ninoska Solis 26', 79’ pen; Sandra Salazar 30'; Diana Lopez 34'

September 5, 2017

Orchids FC 1, UPNFM 4

Shanell Gentle 80'+4 / Geimy Lagos 3’; Dulce Aguilar 14’, 68’; Riccy Hernandez 31’

September 6, 2017

Aguilas de Leon 4, UPNFM 0

Jansy Aguirre 10’; Ninoska Solis 37’; Sheyla Flores 75’, 77’

- Jansy Aguirre scored the first goal in a second straight game as Aguilas de Leon earned a 4-0 win over UPNFM.

- Sheyla Flores struck for a brace taking her goal total to a tournament-best five.

- Ninoska Solis also scored in a winning effort and now has three goals in the competition.

- With the victory, Aguilas de Leon will head to the semifinals as the Group A champion, while UPNFM will also progress as the runner-up.

GROUP B

(Games Played-Wins-Draws-Losses-Goals For-Goals Against-Points)

UNAN Managua 2-2-0-0-3-1-6

Moravia 2-1-0-1-11-1-3

Legends 2-0-0-2-1-13-0

September 4, 2017

UNAN Managua 2, Legends 1

Wendy Flores 17’ pen; Alys Cruz 20’ / Delmy Liliana Payes 56'

September 5, 2017

Legends 0, Moravia 11

Mariana Lopez 9’; Jazmin Elizondo 12’; Karla Villalobos 30’, 40’, 57’; Daniela Coto 54’, 64’, 65’; Cristin Granados 56’; Mariana Benavidez 77’ pen; Yerli Rojas 80’+2

September 6, 2017

Moravia 0, UNAN Managua 1

Shanelly Treminio 37’

- For the second consecutive year Moravia lost its last match in the first round, falling 1-0 to UNAN Managua.

- Shelly Treminio (37’) scored the game’s only goal minutes before halftime.

- After conceding five goals in last year’s group stage, UNAN Managua allowed  only one in the current edition to finish atop the Group B table.  Moravia advanced to the semifinals as the runner-up.

- Moravia also lost its last first-round game last year, but still went on to capture the title.

SEMIFINALS

September 8, 2017: UNAN Managua v UPNFM; Aguilas de Leon v Moravia

MATCH FOR THIRD PLACE

September 9, 2017

FINAL

September 9, 2017