Lady Jags through to knockout stage with 2-1 win over Puerto Rico

first_imgGUYANA roared to an impressive 2–1 win over Puerto Rico yesterday in the Dominican Republic, to remain unbeaten in the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship.The tournament which also serves as a qualifier for this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, saw Guyana, after playing to a scoreless first half, got their first score on the board, compliments of an own goal from Christina Rogue in the 54th minute.Dr Ivan Joseph, coach of the Lady Jags, saw his ladies getting the go-ahead in the 81st minute from Audrey Narine.Puerto Rico, who were resilient in their effort to get back into the game, saw Gabrielle Cimino find the back of the net in the 87th minute, but, it was not enough for a comeback, as Guyana defended well to hold on to victory.With the win, Guyana are already assured a place in the tournament’s knockout stage which begins on February 29, but, Lady Jags will want to end the Group-stage on a flawless note, and will look to do so tomorrow, when they face Mexico in their final Group D game. (Rawle Toney)last_img

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