BRADENTON, Florida – Thanks to a 1-1 draw against Haiti on Friday at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship, Mexico has finished atop Group A much to the delight of Head Coach Monica Vergara.
“I’m very happy, very proud of my girls,” said Vergara in an exclusive interview with CONCACAF.com following the match.
“We finished in first place. I’m very happy for that and now we’ll wait for the next game,” added Vergara.
Like Haiti, Mexico finished the group with a 2W-1D-0L record but El Tricolor took top honors thanks to a superior goal difference of +15 (16 GF, 1GC) to +5 (7GF, 2GC).
It was a back and forth affair between Mexico and Haiti on Friday, with the Haitians taking a lead in the 19’ only for Mexico FW Alison Gonalez to equalize three minutes later from the penalty spot.
Vergara was effusive in her praise of Haiti, acknowledging the growth of the Caribbean nation in recent years.
“It was a hard match. I’d like to congratulate Haiti because they played very well. They have improved a lot in this process. For us it was a very good game and we learned a lot. We hope that we hope that we will play better in the next game,” concluded Vergara.