UPNFM, Moravia open with wins in Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship
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Honduras’ UPNFM (pictured) convenes for a team photo prior to its Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship opener against Orchids FC of Belize on September 5, 2017, in Managua, Nicaragua.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The 2017 Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship continued Tuesday with another doubleheader at the Estadio Nacional.

Defending champion Moravia (Costa Rica) played its first game, posting a comfortable victory over Legends (El Salvador), while UPNFM (Honduras) also took all three points in its tournament debut.

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

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’

- UPNFM jumped out to a 3-0 lead at halftime and maintained that margin in a 4-1 win over Orchids FC.

- Dulce Aguilar scored one goal in each half for the Honduran side.

- Shantell Gentle and Geimy Lagos scored the first-ever goals for Orchids FC and UPNFM, respectively, in the competition.

- UPNFM and Aguilas de Leon have advanced to the semifinals, but will face each other first in the last Group A game on Wednesday.

- Orchids FC was eliminated after losing both of its group games.

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

Aguilas de Leon 1-1-0-0-9-0-3

UPNFM 1-1-0-0-4-1-3

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

September 6, 2017

Aguilas de Leon v UPNFM

GROUP B

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

- Karla Villalobos and Daniela Coto scored three goals each as Moravia opened defense of its crown with an 11-0 win over Legends.

- Moravia set tournament records for most goals scored in a single match and the largest margin of victory. Nicaragua’s Aguilas de Leon set both initial records in 9-0 win over Orchids FC of Belize on September 4, 2017.

- Coto scored the only Moravia’s 1-0 win over UNIFUT (Guatemala) in last year’s final.

- Villalobos netted two goals in the 2016 Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship.

- Moravia and UNAN Managua have advanced to the semifinals, but will face each other first in the last Group B game on Wednesday.

- Legends was eliminated after losing both of its group games.

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

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

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

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

September 6, 2017

Moravia v UNAN Managua

September 8, 2017: Semifinals

September 9, 2017: Match for Third Place & Final