St. Kitts thrashed 6-0 by Mexico in Olympic qualifier

By February 02, 2020

Mexico drubbed St. Kitts and Nevis 6-0 in Group B of the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship on Saturday at HEB Park in Edinburg, Texas on Saturday.

Mexico scored three goals inside the first 10 minutes of the match, setting the stage for the rout.

Kiana Palacios scored in just the second minute after a flicked-on header at the near post spun perfectly for Palacios to head in for a 1-0 lead.

Two minutes later, Jimena Lopez pounced on a loose ball in the area and scored to double Mexico’s lead.

The early explosion of goals culminated with Stephany Mayor’s penalty conversion in minute nine.

Renae Cuellar scored the first of her two goals in the 22nd minute with a strong right-footed finish off a cross to extend the lead to 4-0.

Saint Kitts and Nevis hung tough though and some fancy footwork from Brittney Lawrence, plus some spirited play from 14-year-old Kayla Uddenberg, highlighted the play of the islanders.

Cuellar was back at it in the 51’ when she polished off a counterattack, handing El Tricolor a 5-0 advantage.

Liliana Mercado then completed the final scoreline with a powerful header off a cross to help nail down the three points.

The result means Canada is at the top of the group with six points after their 9-0 drubbing of Jamaica. Mexico, who defeated Jamaica 1-0, trail on goal difference.

Jamaica are third having lost both their matches while St. Kitts are at the bottom of the group having conceded 17 goals in their two matches to date.

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