Moravia, Saprissa win to open UNCAF women’s tournament

Saprissa (white jersey) prepares to take a free kick against Pares in the UNCAF Women's Inter-Club Championship on May 24, 2016, in Pavas, San Jose, Costa Rica.

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – The first-ever UNCAF Inter-Club Championship kicked off Tuesday with a doubleheader at the Estadio Ernesto Rohrmoser. recaps the action:

Saprissa (Costa Rica) 4, Pares (Guatemala) 0
TSG Player of the Match: Cristin Granados (Saprissa)

In the second game of the evening, Fabiola Villalobos scored two goals and Costa Rican champion Saprissa earned a 4-0 win over Pares. Villalobos (31’, 71’) netted the game’s first and last goals, while Katherine Alvarado (40’) and Cristin Granados (53’) added one each.

 Saprissa 0 4 0
 Universidad 0 0 0 0 0
 Pares 1 0 1 0

Remaining Games
May 25, 2016
Pares v Universidad

May 26, 2016
Universidad v Saprissa

Moravia (Costa Rica) 4, UNAN (Nicaragua) 1
TSG Player of the Match: Maria Fernanda Barrantes (Moravia)

In the tournament opener, Moravia scored four unanswered goals after falling behind to earn a 4-1 win over UNAN. Andrea Lopez (18’) gave the Nicaraguans a 1-0 lead, but Maria Morales leveled with seven minutes left in the first half. Maria Fernanda Barrantes (55’) put the Costa Rican runner-up ahead early in the second half, with Naomi Molina (63', 70') adding a brace to complete the scoreline.

 Moravia 1 1 0 0 4 1 3
 UNAN 0 0

Remaining Games
May 25, 2016

May 26, 2016
UNIFUT v Moravia