CWU17 Preview: Day Five
Action from the CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship game between Mexico (green) and Haiti on October 30, 2013, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  (Photo: Mexsport)
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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica – Three semifinal places have been decided and the fourth will be determined on Sunday, when Group A play in the 2013 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship (CWU17) concludes at Catherine Hall Stadium.

In the doubleheader’s opener, third-place Haiti will take on already eliminated El Salvador, followed by an encounter between first-place Jamaica and second-place Mexico.

Haiti has one point from two games and trails Mexico by one.  In order to advance, it will need to defeat El Salvador, hope Mexico loses to Jamaica and also ave goal difference fall in its favor.

A win against Jamaica will seal Mexico first place, while a draw will be good enough for advancement.  The Jamaicans will lock-up the group’s top spot with that result.

After a 1-1 draw against Haiti in the tournament opener on Wednesday, Mexico – which has never failed to advance past the Group Stage -- bounced back with a 7-0 win over the Salvadorans.  Janae Gonzalez struck for a hat-trick in a game that marked the Tricolor’s best offensive output in its tournament history.

Can Mexico maintain its semifinal streak?

CONCACAF.com takes a look at today’s games:

2013 CONCACAF WOMEN’S UNDER-17 CHAMPIONSHIP

Montego Bay, Jamaica – Catherine Hall Stadium

 

Sunday – November 3, 2013

GROUP A

Haiti v El Salvador, 3:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. local)

First-ever CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship (CWU17) meeting

 

Haiti Quick Facts

•  Group A record:  GP – 2; W – 0; D – 1; L – 1; GF – 1; GA – 4

•  Group A results:  1-1 draw v Mexico (Goal: Batcheba Louis 43’); 3-0 loss v Jamaica

•  2nd appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record:  GP – 5; W – 0; D – 1; L – 4; GF – 1; GA – 13

•  All-Time Leading CWU17 scorer:  Batcheba Louis (1 goals…in 2013)

•  2013 CWU17 Qualifying record:  GP – 8; W – 6; D – 0; L – 2; GF – 68; GA – 4

El Salvador Quick Facts

•  Group A record:  GP – 2; W – 0; D – 0; L – 2; GF – 0; GA – 9

•  Group A results:  2-0 loss v Jamaica; 7-0 loss v Mexico

•  2nd appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record:  GP – 5; W – 0; D – 0; L – 5; GF – 2; GA – 31

•  All-Time Leading CWU17 scorer:  Adriana Flores, Karen Landaverde (1 goal each…in 2008)

•  2013 CWU17 Qualifying record:  GP – 2; W – 1; D – 0; L – 1; GF – 4; GA – 3

 

 Jamaica v Mexico, 6:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. local)

Mexico leads all-time CWU17 series: 2-0-0

 

Jamaica Quick Facts

•  Group A record:  GP – 2; W – 2; D – 0; L – 0; GF – 5; GA – 0

•  Group A results:  2-0 win v El Salvador; 3-0 win v Haiti

•  4th appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record:  GP – 11; W – 4; D – 1; L – 6; GF – 16; GA – 24

•  All-Time Leading CWU17 scorer:  Asia Lee-Fatt (3 goals…all in 2013)

•  Unbeaten in 5 of its last 6 CWU17 games: 4 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss

•  Posted shutouts in 4 of its last 6 CWU17 games

 Mexico Quick Facts

•  Group A record:  GP – 2; W – 1; D – 1; L – 0; GF – 8; GA – 1

•  Group A results:  1-1 draw v Haiti; 7-0 win v El Salvador (Goals: Janae Gonzalez 26’ 54’, 59’; Jaqueline Garcia 15’, 56’; Belen Cruz 20’; Cinthia Huerta 33’)

•  4th appearance in CWU17 finals

•  All-Time CWU17 record:  GP – 17; W – 10; D – 1; L – 6; GF – 46; GA – 13

•  All-Time Leading CWU17 scorer:  Luz Duarte (5 goals…all in 2012)

•  Qualified as an automatic North American entrant

•  Conceded 1 goal or less in 13 of its last 14 CWU17 matches

•  Lost 1-0 to Canada in only appearance in the championship match (2010)