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Costa Rica (pictured) poses for a team photo before its Central American Women's World Cup qualifier against Nicaragua on May 24, 2014, in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

 

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala – Costa Rica posted a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua on Saturday to finish in first place of Central American, Group II qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.  As a result, it earned a ticket to the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship -- the confederation’s final round of qualifying for Canada 2015 – and will face Group I winner and host Guatemala on Monday for a place in 2015 Pan American Games.

At the Estadio Mateo Flores, Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño (14’) and Katherine Alvarado (19’) each scored in a second straight games to give the Costa Ricans a 2-0 half-time lead over their northern neighbor.  Gloriana Villalobos, at only 14-year-old, netted in the 76th minute to complete the scoreline.

Guatemala finished with a perfect 3-0-0 record thanks to a 5-0 win over Belize.  A brace by Diana Barrera (10’, 32’) put the Chapinas ahead 2-0.  Second-half strikes by Christian Recinos (55’) and Ana Lucia Martinez (77’) sandwiched an own-goal by Idania Ramirez (72’).

Panama topped Honduras 4-1 to conclude its participation with two straight wins following a narrow 1-0 loss to Guatemala in the opener.  Amarelis De Mera (22’, 66’, 72’) scored three goals after Natalia Mills (18’) handed the Canaleras an early lead.  Waleska Amaya (90’+3) converted a late penalty kick for Honduras’ only goal.

2014 CENTRAL AMERICAN WOMEN’S WORLD CUP QUALIFYING
Guatemala City, Guatemala – Estadio Mateo Flores

GROUP I

Results
May 20, 2014
Honduras 8, Belize 0
Guatemala 1, Panama 0

May 22, 2014
Belize 1, Panama 13
Guatemala 3, Honduras 2

May 24, 2014
Panama 4, Honduras 1
Guatemala 5, Belize 0 

 Table

Team GP W D L GF GA P
*Guatemala 3 3 0 09 29
Panamá 3 2 0 1 1736
Honduras 3 1 0 2 11 7 3
Belice 30 0 31260

* advances to 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship

GROUP II

Results
May 20, 2014
Nicaragua 0, El Salvador 2

May 22, 2014
El Salvador 0, Costa Rica 4

May 24, 2014
Costa Rica 3  Nicaragua 0

Table

 

Team GP W D L GF GA P
*Costa Rica 2 2 0 0 7 0 6
El Salvador 2 1 0 1 2 4 3
Nicaragua 2 0 0 2 0 5 0

 * advances to 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship

GOALSCORERS

SIX
Amarelis DeMera, Panama

FIVE
Jenny Alarcon, Honduras

FOUR
Marta Cox, Panama

THREE
Diana Barrera, Guatemala

TWO
Katherine Alvarado, Costa Rica

Waleska Amaya, Honduras

Natalia Mills, Panama

Maria Monterroso, Guatemala

Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño, Costa Rica

own-goal in favor of, Panama

 

ONE
Wendy Acosta, Costa Rica

Ingris Castellon, Honduras

Emely Dow, Panama

Francisca del Carmen Gonzalez, El Salvador

Alexandria Hall, Honduras

Candace Johnson, Panama

Ana Lucia Martinez, Guatemala

Coralia Andrea Monterroso, Guatemala

Kursha Pollard, Belize

Damaris Quelez, El Salvador

Christian Recinos, Guatemala

Fanny Rodriguez, Honduras

Lixy Maria Rodriguez, Costa Rica

Cindy Sotillo, Panama

Wendy Umanzor, Honduras

Gloriana Villalobos, Costa Rica

own-goal in favor of, Guatemala

 
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