• Monday Jul 16, 2007

    Costa Rica & El Salvador open Central American Qualification with victories

    The women's under-17 teams of Costa Rica and El Salvador opened the Central American Qualification with victories over Nicaragua and Guatemala, respectively, on Sunday.

    Francisca Gonzalez scored the game-winner for El Salvador as they defeated visiting Guatemala 1:0 in the first-leg of the Central American First Round Series A at the Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador.

    Elsewhere, four goals by Daniela Maria Cruz and two more from Katherine Alvarado led Costa Rica to a 10:0 triumph over the hosts, Nicaragua in the opening match of Series B at the Estadio Cacique Diriangén in Diriamba.

    The second-leg encounters of each series will take place on 21 and 22 July at the Estadio Mateo Flores in Guatemala City, Guatemala and the Estadio Nacional in San José, Costa Rica, respectively.

    The two Central American Series Winners will advance to the eight-team CONCACAF Final Round (along with three Caribbean teams, Canada, Mexico & USA), at dates and venues to be determined, where three squads will progress to the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's Cup.

    2008 CONCACAF WOMEN'S UNDER-17 QUALIFICATION
    Central American Zone - First Round

    Series A
    15.07.2007: San Salvador, EL SALVADOR; Estadio Cuscatlán
    EL SALVADOR - GUATEMALA 1:0 (1:0)
    Francisca GONZALEZ 12'
    SLV: Tatiana Martinez - Tania Yoselyn Casteneda, Debbie Gomez, Katerin Xiomara Alfaro, Ingrid Cristina Ramos, Adriana Melissa Flores, Karen Elizabeth Landaverde, Katherine Lisbeth Herrera, Francisca Gonzalez, Karen Alexandra Flores (61: Yesenia Elizabeth Novoa), Alejandra Evangelina Herrera (78: Gloria Yanira Chicas). Booked: K. Herrera 90'
    GUA: Luisa Fernanda Cardenas - Madeline Alejandra Martinez, Martha Elisa Estrada, Maria Amanda Monterroso, Daniela Martina Mendez, Marilyn Gabriela Rivera, Idania Betzida Perez, Coralia Andrea Monterroso, Meylin Yoselin Saenz, Silvia Mijangos, Marhoriee Lucrecia Reyes. Booked: Mijangos 22'
    R: Arlene TROYA (PAN)

    21.07.2007: Ciudad de Guatemala, GUATEMALA; Estadio Mateo Flores (15:30)
    GUATEMALA - EL SALVADOR

    Series B
    15.07.2007: Diriamba, NICARAGUA; Estadio Cacique Diriangén (A: 125)
    NICARAGUA - COSTA RICA 0:10 (0:3)
    Katherine ALVARADO 9', 90'; Daniela Maria CRUZ 11', 47', 56', 71'; Raquel RODRIGUEZ 36', 82'; Gabriella GUILLEN 59'; Carolina MORALES 83'
    NCA: Regina Ocon - Aniella Vanessa Laguna, Gema Esther Zuniga, Merly Hernandez, Jennifer Leiva (65: Jennifer Torres), Yanassi Aguirre, Martha Lissette Silva, Ana Carolina Delgado, Jessica Maria Morales (87: Jessica Carolina), Sandra Salazar (55: Wendy Raquel Flores). Booked: Laguna 49', Silva 53', Torres 82'
    CRC: Priscilla Castillo - Maria Isabel Barquero, Gabriela Guillen, Mariela Campos, Mallory Nicole Calvo (46: Daniela Camacho), Daniela Maria Cruz, Katherine Alvarado, Raquel Rodriguez, Yocxelin Rodriguez (57: Carolina Morales), Fabiola Sanchez, Hazel Quiros (65: Dayhan Chacon). Booked: Campos 50', Cruz 88'
    R: Maria ORTEGA (SLV)

    22.07.2007: San José, COSTA RICA; Estadio Nacional (11:00)
    COSTA RICA - NICARAGUA

    Photo #1 - Costa Rica vs. Nicaragua, by Jeronimo Oporta/END
    Photo #2 - El Salvador vs. Guatemala, de Oscar Payes/EDH

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