Guatemala wins to conclude Group A play
Oliva Niurka (#9) celebrates after scoring against host Grenada in a CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship match on March 7, 2016, in St. George's, Grenada. (Photo: Mexsport)
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GEORGE’S, Grenada – Niurka Oliva had a two goals and an assist to lead Guatemala (1W-0D-2L, 3 points) to a 7-0 win over host Grenada (0-0-3, 0) in the last Group A match at the 2016 CONCACAF Under-17 Championship on Monday at the Grenada Athletic Stadium.

It was the Guatemalans’ second win in nine all-time CU17W matches, while Grenada gained valuable experience from three losses in its first-ever appearance in a confederation competition.

Adriana Ordoñez gave the Central Americans a 1-0 lead in the 13th minute, firing into the left side of the net from 23-yards out with her right foot off an Oliva feed.

In the 34th minute, Guatemala doubled its advantage. After goalkeeper Holly Charles saved Ordoñez’s header, Grenada could not clear the ball, which fell to Kellin Mayen, who directed a pass to the top of the six-yard box, where Oliva stabbed home for her first goal.

Mayen got on the scoresheet in the second minute of first-half stoppage time, when she used the outside of her right foot to find the back of the net from three-yards out after Sofia Portabella left-sided corner glanced off the head of a defender.

Oliva extended the margin four minutes following the interval thanks to an assist from Mayen.

Guatemala then netted three times in final 30 minutes through Oliva (60’), a Resheda Charles own-goal (72’) and a neat flick on the goal line by Didra Martinez (87') after Sofia Portabella's 30-yard free kick floated over Charles.