• Wednesday Oct 25, 2017

    Costa Rica, Panama win to open Central American U-17 women’s qualifying

    Panama’s Johymar Aparicio (red jersey) dribbles down the field against Honduras in their Central American under-17 women’s qualifier on October 24, 2017, in Chitre, Panama. (Photo courtesy of Federación Panameña de Fútbol)

    CHITRE, Panama – Costa Rica and host Panama opened Central American qualifying for the 2018 CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship with 5-0 wins on Tuesday at the Estadio Los Milagros.

    Only the first-place finisher from the four-team, round-robin competition will earn a place in the CONCACAF event that’s scheduled to be held in Nicaragua.  Seven teams have already booked their spots in the CONCACAF event: Bermuda, Canada, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United States.

    CONCACAF.com summarizes the action:


    2017 CENTRAL AMERICAN UNDER-17 WOMEN’S QUALIFYING
    October 24-28, 2017
    Estadio Milagros -- Chitre, Panama

    October 24, 2017
    El Salvador 0, Costa Rica 5
    Priscila Chinchilla 7’, 63’; Medolyn Guerrero 21’; Maria Paula Salas 49’ pen; Pamela Gutierrez 67’

    - Priscila Chinchilla scored two goals, including the game opener in just the seventh minute, as Costa Rica earned a 5-0 win over El Salvador.

    - Costa Rica is the only team in the competition to qualify for more than two editions of the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship.

    Panama 5, Honduras 0
    Rosario Vargas 4’; Anuvis Angulo 18’, 61’, 84’; Yasli Atencio 30’

    - Anuvis Angulo scored three goals and Panama topped Honduras, 5-0.

    Table

    Team  GP  W  D  L  GF  GA  P
     Costa Rica  1  0  5   0
     Panama 1  1   0   5   0
     El Salvador   0   1  0  5
     Honduras  0   1   0   5

    REMAINING SCHEDULE (all times local)

    October 26, 2017
    Costa Rica v Honduras, 15:30 p.m.
    Panama v El Salvador, 19:00 p.m.

    October 28, 2017
    Honduras v El Salvador, 15:30 p.m.
    Panama v Costa Rica, 19:00 p.m.

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