Guatemala and Haiti made no difference in their meeting for date 2 of group H, held this Monday at the Pan American Stadium.
The locals began winning with a goal from Celsa Cruz in the 20th minute of the first half, while the visitor equalized 24 minutes later through Rose-Alya Marcellus.
A highlight of the match was Celsa Cruz’s goal in the 20th minute of the first half. After receiving a pass from Elisa Texaj, the forward placed it from the large area to the right post and below. Impossible for the goalkeeper!
The figure of the meeting was Rose-Alya Marcellus. The Haitian midfielder stood out against Guatemala as he scored 1 goal and kicked 2 times on goal.
Another of the key soccer players in the Pan-American stadium was Celsa Cruz. The Guatemalan striker converted 1 goal and kicked 5 times on goal against Haiti.
It was a game full of infractions, with a high dose of rough play and full of interruptions. There were a large number of cautioned: Lesly Ventura, Florsie Joseph, Meghane St-Cyr, Elisa Texaj, Alcide Whithmila Pierre, Dayana Pierre, Rose-Bertude Rosinvil, Mirlene Dorce, Celsa Cruz and Valentina Ornis. Lesly Ventura was sent off for a direct red card (51′, 1T) and Alcide Whithmila Pierre for a double yellow card (7′, 2T).
Guatemala’s coach, Edy Espinoza, arranged a 4-3-3 formation on the field with Fabiola Montenegro in goal; Daniela Xiquin, Naylea Priego, Jemery Myvett and Jezmin Castellanos on the defensive line; María Contreras, Elisa Texaj and Lesly Ventura in the middle; and Dina Polanco, María Tarrago and Celsa Cruz in attack.
For their part, those led by Fiorda Charles stood with a 4-5-1 strategy with Madelina Fleuriot under the three sticks; Meghane St-Cyr, Estericove Joseph, Maudeline Moryl and Rose-Bertude Rosinvil in defense; Alcide Whithmila Pierre, Mirlene Dorce, Valentina Ornis, Dayana Pierre and Rose-Alya Marcellus at half court; and Florsie Joseph up front.
The designated referee for the match was Melissa Borjas Pastrana.
Guatemala will host Cuba on the next day, while Haiti will host Jamaica at the Pan American Stadium.
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