Guyana won its first-ever game in a senior women’s CONCACAF competition on Sunday, rallying to defeat Guatemala, 2-1 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Guyana won the match with two goals in five minutes, the team’s first goals in CONCACAF play. Mariam El-Masri scored in the 71st minute on a toe-poke following a clever give-and-go, before Alison Heydorn scored the game-winner with a looping, long-range effort.
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Ana Lucia Martinez scored for Guatemala in the 54th minute.
Guyana’s win likely sets up a win-and-in scenario for the Caribbean nation against Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday. The team to advance from that game would likely finish second in Group B and play the United States in a semifinal for the right to advance to the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Guyana joins Trinidad and Tobago and Haiti as the only Caribbean countries to ever win a game in a CONCACAF competition.
Six years ago, Guyana lost all three matches at the 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championship.
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