Reggae Girlz play to exciting 2-2 draw against Guatemala in Kingston

By Sports Desk October 30, 2023
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Jamaica and Guatemala played to an exciting 2-2 draw on Sunday evening in Group B of League A of the Road to Women's Gold Cup at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica.

Guatemala now have four points through three matches, while Jamaica have a point after two games.

The first half was an entertaining one and it was Guatemala who struck first, finding the back of the net in the 28th through Leslie Ramirez, who collected a corner kick and lofted a shot over Jamaica goalkeeper Aliyah Morgan and into net for a 1-0 Guatemala lead.

Jamaica responded almost immediately, and Guatemala could barely settle in with their lead when the scoreboard suddenly read 1-1 in the 32nd minute as Melissa Johnson ran onto a long ball from Malikae Dayes and tucked away a left-footed finish.

Jamaica brought that momentum into the second half and turned it into their first lead of the evening, 2-1, in the 52nd when Zoe Vidaurre fired home a loose ball deep in the area after the Guatemalan defense failed to clear a corner kick.

This time, though, it was Guatemala responding to a goal and Aisha Solorzano evened the score at 2-2 in the 56th with a strong finish after a surgical pass from Ana Martinez.

In the final quarter-hour, Jamaica had a golden opportunity to notch a third goal, but Guatemala goalkeeper Alexia Estrada pulled off an amazing save in the 80th to preserve the point for her side.

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