This Saturday, Haiti beat Cuba by the slightest difference on date 1 of CONCACAF Group H – Women’s Under 20 2022. The goals of the match for the local team were scored by Valentina Ornis (31′ 1T) and Rose-Alya Marcellus (40′ 1T). While the away goal was made by Yerly Palma (25′ 2T, from a penalty).
Daniela Villavicencio took a tremendous shot 24 minutes into the first half and the ball hit the post. It could not be.
Elika Acea was the figure of the party. The Cuban goalkeeper was essential for saving 10 shots.
Another relevant player in the match was Rose-Alya Marcellus. The Haitian defender was important for scoring 1 goal and throwing 2 balls out of the danger area.
It was a closely contested match with fouls from both sides. There were several cautioned: Nahomie Ambroise, Indira Hechavarria, Meghane St-Cyr and Dayana Pierre.
Haiti’s technical director, Fiorda Charles, proposed a 3-4-3 strategy with Nahomie Ambroise in goal; Estericove Joseph, Maudeline Moryl and Rose-Alya Marcellus on the defensive line; Valentina Ornis, Alcide Whithmila Pierre, Florsie Joseph and Rose-Bertude Rosinvil in the middle; and Meghane St-Cyr, Dayana Pierre and Mirlene Dorce on the attack.
For their part, those led by Midel Logal Domínguez stopped with a 4-4-2 scheme with Elika Acea under the three sticks; Yerly Palma, Liz Marian, Yelenis Sarria and Dayamis Chinea on defense; Elizabeth Zara, Yesela Castillo, Daniela Villavicencio and María Karla at midfield; and Indira Hechavarria and Sabrina Bahamonte up front.
Referee Francia González Martínez was selected to carry out the actions of the game.
On the next date, Haiti will visit Guatemala and Cuba will play at home against Jamaica at the Pan American Stadium.
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