Wasteful Jamaica lose 0-1 to Guatemala in Dominican Republic, Haiti edge Cuba 2-1 Featured

By Sports Desk February 27, 2022 994
Wasteful Jamaica lose 0-1 to Guatemala in Dominican Republic, Haiti edge Cuba 2-1 concacaf

A profligate Jamaica got off to a poor start, losing 0-1 to Guatemala in the opening match in Group H to start the 2022 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship at the Estadio Panamericano in San Cristobal in the Dominican Republic on Saturday.

Jamaica had a penalty saved in the 67th minute, a microcosm of their poor play during the match in which the young Reggae Girlz spurned several chances to take the lead. Guatemala also had opportunities but was kept at bay by Reggae Girlz goalkeeper Liya Brooks, whose stellar work spared Jamaica blushes.

Guatemala found a breakthrough late when substitute Maria Contreras pounced on a loose ball in the area in the 90’ and found the back of the net with an excellent left-footed finish for the 1-0 win.

In the second game of the day in San Cristobal, 2020 CWU20 semifinalists Haiti edged Cuba 2-1.

Haiti enjoyed a 2-0 halftime lead thanks to scores from Valentina Ornis in the 31’ and Rose-Ayla Marcellus in the 41’.

But Cuba hung tough and made it a dramatic final 19 minutes when Yerly Palma pulled a goal back in the 71’ to make it 2-1.

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