Panama tops Guyana to punch knockout round ticket

Shayari Camarena of Panana celebrates after scoring against Guyana in a Group F match of CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship on March 2 in the Dominican Republic.

CONCACAF said on Wednesday action in Group F has come to an end at the 2022 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in the Dominican Republic, as Panama used a 5-0 win over Guyana on Tuesday to claim a berth in the knockout round.

According to CONCACAF, the Canaleras took to the field at the Estadio Olimpico Felix Sanchez in Santo Domingo with “their sights set on a full three points, and a quick start with two goals in the first 10 minutes laid the groundwork for the commanding victory.”

An early Guyana own goal in the 2’ settled the Panamanian nerves; and, six minutes later in the 8,’ it was 2-0 when Hilary Jaen steered home a shot CONCACAF said.

It said Shayari Camarena extended the advantage to 3-0 in the 40’ with a header off a corner kick to complete the dream first half for Panama.

Elibeth Vasquez made it 4-0 in the 54’ by turning in a right-footed shot before Camarena tallied her second of the day in the 61’ with a strong volley off a cross to complete the 5-0 scoreline, CONCACAF said.

Despite their defeat, it said Guyana still qualified for the next round, along with Panama and Mexico.

The nightcap in Santo Domingo began with Honduras needing a win to claim the final knockout round spot from the group, but Mexico sought to make it three wins from three group stage matches and achieved that feat with a 5-0 victory, CONCACAF said.

It said Aylin Avilez continued her strong tournament with another two goals in the 4’ and 11’ to give Mexico a 2-0 lead.

Alexia Villanueva then made it 3-0 in the 23’, followed by second half scores from Maritza Maldonado in the 64’ and Natalia Mauleon in the 66’ for the 5-0 final, CONCACAF said.

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