ANTIGUA, Guatemala - Anika Schaps scored three goals and Guatemala beat visiting Belize 8-0 on Saturday in the first leg of their Central American Football Union (UNCAF) Under-17 Women's qualifying series at the Estadio Pensativo.
The Guatemalans went ahead 2-0 on a pair of goals by Aisha Solorzano in fourth and 17th minutes. Madelyn Ventura netted a brace (23', 26'), before Schaps struck her first at the stroke of half-time.
Jeniffer Barrios converted from the penalty in spot in the 67th minute to give the host a 6-0 lead.
Schaps completed her hat-trick with goals in the 68th and 75th minutes to close out on a comfortable victory.
The sides will meet in Belmopan, Belize, on June 2 with the series winner advancing to the next CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship.