Moravia, UNAN win in Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship semifinals

Costa Rica’s Moravia (pictured) convenes for a team photo prior to its Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship semifinal against Aguilas de Leon of Nicaragua on September 8, 2017, in Managua, Nicaragua.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Defending champion Moravia (Costa Rica) and UNAN Managua (Nicaragua) survived arduous challenges on Friday to earn places in the 2017 Central American Women’s Inter-Club Championship final.

The semifinal winners will meet in Saturday’s decider at the Estadio Nacional, which has been the venue for the entire competition.

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)


September 8, 2017

UNAN Managua 2, UPNFM 2 (4:3 pens)

Hormy Paiz 4’; Wendy Flores 63’ pen / Maria Banegas 45’; Krystal Ortega 80’+3

Penalty Kicks

UPNFM: Riccy Hernandez (good), Krystal Ortega (good), Scarleth Mendez (no good), Yennifer Mejia (good), Nancy Atunez (no good)

UNAN Managua: Alys Cruz (good), Lorena Gutierrez (good), Andrea Lopez (good), Shanelly Treminio (good)

- In a back-and-forth affair, UNAN saw leads of 1-0 and 2-1 slip away, only to advance to the final, 4-3 on penalty kicks.

- Krystal Oretga struck deep into second-half stoppage time to level at 2-2 for UPNFM.

- UPNFM’s Maria Banegas equalized at 1-1 in the 45th minute.

- UNAN’s Hormy Paiz struck for her first goal of the competition in the first half, while Wendy Flores converted from the penalty spot for the second time in three games in the second half.

Aguilas de Leon 0, Moravia 1

Karla Villalobos 80’+3

- Defending champion Moravia clinched a return to the final as Karla Villalobos’ goal in second-half stoppage time gave it a 1-0 win over Aguilas de Leon.

- The goal was Villalobos’ team-best fourth of the competition and the first that Aguilas de Leon had conceded in three tournament outings.

- Aguilas de Leon’s Oisis Arias (80’+4) was issued a straight red card shortly after Villalobos scored.


September 9, 2017: Aguilas de Leon v UPNFM


September 9, 2017: UNAN Mangua v Moravia



GROUP A: Aguilas de Leon (Nicaragua), Orchids FC (Belize), UPNFM (Honduras)

GROUP B: Legends (El Salvador), Moravia (Costa Rica), UNAN Managua (Nicaragua)


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

Aguilas de Leon 2-2-0-0-13-0-6

UPNFM 2-1-0-1-4-5-3

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

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’

September 6, 2017

Aguilas de Leon 4, UPNFM 0

Jansy Aguirre 10’; Ninoska Solis 37’; Sheyla Flores 75’, 77’


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

UNAN Managua 2-2-0-0-3-1-6

Moravia 2-1-0-1-11-1-3

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

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

September 6, 2017

Moravia 0, UNAN Managua 1

Shanelly Treminio 37’