Mexico trounce Lady Jags 5-0 in U-20 Concacaf Championship


Guyana’s Lady Jags suffered a 5-0 defeat to Mexico in group stage action of the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship on Monday night in the Dominican Republic.

Competing in Group F, the Lady Jags were outplayed by the Mexicans although they came into the contest with confidence from a 2-0 success against Honduras at the weekend.

Paolo Chavero opened the scoring for Mexico in the 10th minute and Maritza Maldonado double the advantage 18 minutes later.

Tatiana Flores made it 3-0 with a strike in the 37th minute as the Mexicans went to halftime in firm control.

Upon resumption, Maldonado completed a double in the 56th minute to make it 4-0, and Aylin Avilez tucked in the final goal of the game in the 78th minute. The victory was Mexico’s second in as many games and puts them top of the table, with Guyana in second spot.

The Lady Jags final group game is against Panama on Wednesday (March 2) from 19:00h.

The top three teams from each of the four groups will progress to Round of 16, alongside four additional qualifiers.

Guyana is making its second consecutive appearance at the regional championship, having reached the quarter-finals in its first outing at this level in 2020 – just two games shy of qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.

Alongside the top 16 ranked sides in the region, Guyana qualified automatically for this year’s tournament as it is regarded by Concacaf as the 10th strongest nation in this age and gender group in the Caribbean, and Central and North America.

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