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Trinidad and Tobago midfielder Sarah De Gannes battles for the ball with Mexico's Natalia Mauleón during a Concacaf Women's Gold Cup Qualifying match at Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico on Tuesday, September 26th 2023.

Six goals in the first half propelled Mexico to a commanding 6-0 victory against Trinidad and Tobago in Group A of League A of the Road to W Gold Cup on Tuesday night at the Estadio Hidalgo in Pachuca, Mexico.

With the win, Mexico now sit in first place in the group with six points through two matches, while Trinidad and Tobago remain on zero points after one game.

Mexico wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard, as Maria Sanchez scored for the second game in a row by stabbing home a cross from Scarlett Camberos before the three-minute mark for a 1-0 lead.

Greta Espinoza quickly doubled the advantage to 2-0 in the 10’ when Trinidad and Tobago GK Kimika Forbes spilled a long-range shot, allowing Espinoza to stroke home the rebound.

Mexico then made it 3-0 in the 19’ with a sparkling goal in transition that saw Alicia Cervantes polish off the counterattack with a right-footed laser into net.

A long-distance effort from Alexia Delgado that rolled off the fingertips of Forbes and into goal extended it to 4-0 in the 25’, followed by Charlyn Corral turning in a blocked shot in the 39’ for a 5-0 lead.

Corral was instrumental again in the 42’, sending in a cross that allowed that was tapped home by Cervantes to stretch it to 6-0.

With the six-goal advantage, Mexico could play to their liking and patiently wait to carve out any further scoring chances, however the Trinidad and Tobago defense held firm in the second 45, leading to the 6-0 final.


Trinidad and Tobago (4-2-3-1): 1.Kimika Forbes (GK); 6.Chrissy Mitchell (19.Noamie Guerra 62), 8.Victoria Swift, 14.Karyn Forbes (captain), 20.Kedie Johnson; 17.Sarah De Gannes, 19.Christa Waterman; 11.Raenah Campbell (7.Alexcia Ali 62), 10.Asha James, 12.Marie-Frances Serrant; 15.Tsaianne Leander (13.Talia Martin 87).

Unused substitutes: 21.Simone Eligon (GK), 2.Crystal Molineaux, 3.Tamara Johnson, 4.Chelcy Ralph, 5.Renee Mike, 9.Jolie Sr Louis, 16.Brittney Williams, 23.Taliah Simon.

Head Coach: Richard Hood

Mexico (4-1-2-3): 21.Esthefanny Barreras (GK); 2.Kenti Robles (captain) (23.Araceli Torres 56), 4.Greta Espinoza, 16.Karla Nieto, 20.Nicolette Hernandez; 15.Kimberly Rodriguez (14.Karina Rodriguez 46); 6.Alexia Delgado, 7.Maria Sanchez (22.Mayra Pelayo 68); 11.Scarlett Camberos, 9.Alicia Cervantes (19.Maricarmen Reyes 56), 10.Charlyn Corral (17.Natalia Mauleon 78).

Unused substitutes: 1.Itzel Gonzalez (GK), 12.Alejandria Godinez (GK), 3.Crisrina Ferral, 5.Anika Rodriguez, 8.Carolina Jaramillo, 13.Joseline Montoya, 18.Reyna Reyes,

Head Coach: Pedro Lopez

Referee: Natalie Simon (USA)