MIAMI – Guyana, Suriname and El Salvador came away victorious as the Road to the W Gold Cup continued with League B action on Sunday.
Suriname took the top spot in Group A with a narrow win over Antigua and Barbuda, while Guyana took its first three points of the tournament. El Salvador strengthened its hold of first place in Group B with a big home win over Martinique.
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Guayana vs. Dominica
Guyana earned a 5-0 victory over Dominica at the Wildey Turf Stadium in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Jalade Trim opened the scoring in the 5’ with a header inside the box to cap off a tug-of-war between both teams. Stefani Kouzas provided the cross towards the far post to collect the assist.
Brianne Desa extended the lead in the 8’ with a penalty conversion. The spot kick was awarded to Guyana moments prior as Hannah Baptiste was taken down inside the box.
Trim scored again in the 24’ off a second header near the left post. This time it was Otesha Charles that provided the cross from the right flank.
Dominica’s best chance of the game came in the 27’ off a free kick. Starr Humphreys got the shot on target, but goalkeeper Chante Sandiford was there to collect her lone save of the match.
Charles got on the board in the 29’ to extend the lead by a quartet. Kouzas took the turnover in midfield and connected with Dylana Makarowski on the left flank to provide the service into the box for the four-goal lead.
Charles scored from distance in the 64’ to extend the lead to five. After dribbling past the defense, the Guyana forward completed her brace.
Suriname vs. Antigua and Barbuda
Suriname took a 1-0 win over Antigua and Barbuda at the Dr. Ir. Franklin Essed Stadium in Paramaribo, Suriname.
Andaya Lantveld scored the lone goal of the encounter in the 16’ from the penalty spot. Lantveld was taken down inside the box on the prior play and converted with a clean strike to the left bottom corner.
The home side continued to work to extend the lead as left back Stekkinger Shamaira and Bhagerath Anne combined in the 29’ to continue shooting at goal.
Gabrielle De Suza provided constant threats on behalf of Antigua and Barbuda with her closest attempts coming in the 65’, 67’ and 79’ minutes.
Suriname goalkeeper Mayra Tjin-A-Koeng conserved the clean sheet to help her nation close out the three points and take sole possession of first place.
El Salvador vs. Martinique
El Salvador extended its grasp of first place in Group B with a 9-1 victory over Martinique at the Las Delicias Stadium in Santa Tecla, El Salvador.
Samaria Gomez headed in the first goal in the 3’ to complete an early attack by the hosts.
Martinique would answer in the 13’ with a counterattack and a lob kick by Prisca Carin.
Brenda Ceren retook the lead for El Salvador in the 16’ by dribbling past the defensive line and placing the ball into the bottom right corner with a diagonal strike.
Gomez extended the lead in the 21’ with a second header inside the box, connecting on a cross from Juana Plata.
Danya Gutierrez added her name to the scoresheet in the 26’ with free kick lasered into the top left corner of the net.
Andrea Amaya struck inside the box in the 34’ after a back heel assist from Ceren. Danya Gutierrez earned her brace in the 43’ to complete a build-up from Ceren and Danielle Fuentes.
Fuentes got a goal herself prior to halftime, at the 45+1’ mark, by connecting on a pass from Ceren at the right post.
Ceren completed her brace in the 70’, as El Salvador continued to push forward for more goals. Victoria Sanchez scored the ninth goal for the hosts in the 77’ on a whipped in ball into the box from Fuentes.