• Thursday Feb 23, 2017

    CBSC Summaries: February 23, 2017

    Mexico (pictured) celebrates after beating Barbados in a CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship match on February 23, 2017, in Nassau, Bahamas. (Photo: Victor Straffon/Straffon Images)

    NASSAU, Bahamas – The fourth and final day of group play at the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship will close with a slate of six matches. CONCACAF.com will be providing updates throughout the day and evening from the Malcolm Park Beach Soccer Facility.

    GROUP B: Canada 3, Guadeloupe 4
    Guadeloupe edged Canada, 4-3, to secure its place in the quarterfinals. With second place in Group B at stake, it was a “winner take all” scenario and Guadeloupe fought back twice from a deficit, eentually winning through courtesy of Theo Gelas’ late strike.

    Canada piled on the pressure in the final stages, but Guadeloupe did enough to hold back the tide.

    Goals: 1-0: Bennett, min. 10 (1); 1-1: Granchi, min. 10 (1); 1-2: Hell, min. 1 (1); 2-2: Belguendouz, min. 10 (2); 3-2: Belguendouz, min. 11 (3); 3-3: Phirmis, min. 7 (3); 3-4: Gelas, min. 6 (3)

     

    GROUP C: Antigua & Barbuda 6, US Virgin Islands 3
    Antigua & Barbuda earned its first Group C win, holding off a late fightback to beat the US Virgin Islands, 6-3. After back-to-back defeats for both, neither could advance for the next stage.

    The Antiguans jumped out to a 6-0 lead on the strength of Kevin Richards’ three goals, but the USVI responded with three unanswered goals during a six-minute, third-period stretch.

    Goals: 1-0: Richards, min. 5 (1); 2-0: Hughes, min. 11 (2); 3-0: Richards, min. 9 (2); 4-0: Richards, min. 7 (2); 5-0: Carr, min. 5 (2); 6-0: Warner, min. 0 (2); 6-1: Juma, min. 10 (3); 6-2: George, min. 9 (3); 6-3: Rosario, min. 4 (3)

     

    GROUP B: Mexico 10, Barbados 0
    Angel David Rodriguez scored three goals and Mexico ended its perfect 3-0-0 Group B campaign with an impressive 10-0 win over Barbados.

    The sides were first and fourth, respectively. Despite the contrasting form of the two sides, Barbados proved more than a match for Mexico early on and it took until seven minutes in for Rodriguez to net his first.

    Goals: 1-0: Angel David Rodriguez, min. 4 (1); 2-0: Aguirre, min. 2 (1); 3-0: Angel David Rodriguez, min. 11 (2); 4-0: Diego Oswaldo Rodriguez, min. 4 (2); 5-0: Alonso, min. 0 (2); 6-0: Alonso, min. 10 (3); 7-0: Luna, min. 8 (3); 8-0: Mendez, min. 3 (3); 9-0: Diego Oswaldo Rodriguez, min. 2 (3); 10-0: Angel David Rodriguez, min. 1 (3)

     

    GROUP D: El Salvador 8, Costa Rica 2

    El Salvador is safely into the quarterfinals after an 8-2 win over a Costa Rica, which must wait to see if it progresses.

    While Costa Rica’s hopes of reaching the next stage depend on the outcome of Panama-Turks & Caicos Islands, a hat-trick from the impressive Melvin Alexis Segovia ensured there were no slip-ups for 2009 champion El Salvador.

    Goals: 0-1: Quesada, min. 9 (1); 1-1: Ramirez, min. 8 (2); 2-1: Segovia, min. 7 (2); 3-1: Ruiz, min. 10 (3); 4-1: Batres, min. 9 (3); 5-1: Segovia, min. 6 (3); 5-2: Pacheco, min. 6 (3); 6-2: Robles, min. 3 (3); 7-2: Segovia; 8-2: Robles, min. 1 (3)

     

    GROUP D: Panama 8, Turks & Caicos Islands 4

    Panama advanced to quarterfinals with an 8-4 win over Turks & Caicos Islands finish second in Group D.

    While Turks & Caicos had no chance of progression, the door was left ajar for Panama thanks to Costa Rica’s 8-2 loss to El Salvador earlier in the evening.

    It was not until the third period when Panama pulled clear, scoring four goals.

    Goals: 0-1: Forbes, min. 11 (1); 0-2: Forbes, min. 10 (1); 1-2: Rangel, min. 8 (1); 2-2: Watson, min. 3 (1); 3-2: Obregon, min. 1 (1); 3-3: Beljour, min. 10 (2); 3-4: Cadet, min. 3 (2); 4-4: Maquensi, min. 0 (2); 5-4: Rafael Garcia, min. 11 (3); 6-4: Maquensi, min. 9 (3); 7-4: Eliecer Garcia, min. 8 (3); 8-4: Galvez, min. 3 (3)

     

    GROUP C: USA 4, Trinidad & Tobago 1

    The United States closed the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship's group stage with a 4-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago to earn the top spot in Group C.

    In an evenly matched contest, late goals in the first and second periods from Irvin Garcia gave the Americans an advantage, before late goals from Alessandro Canale and Oscar Reyes kept their 100 per cent record intact.

    Goals: 1-0: Garcia, min. 0 (1); 2-0: Garcia, min. 0 (2); 3-0: Canale, min. 7 (3); 4-0: Reyes, min. 4 (3); 4-1: Woodley, min. 3 (3); 5-1: Canale, min. 0 (3)

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