Cuban womens Soccer Team advances
The Cuban womens soccer team advanced to the second round of the Caribbean Olympic qualifying tournament by defeating hosts Dominican Republic 2-1.
The Dominicans, coached by Cuban Jose Luis Elejalde, gave way in the second period after leading 1-0 at the end the first half. The final game in Group B ended with Cuba the only team to advance from the group.
Yezenia Gallardo scored both of Cubas goals (50 and 90) and lead the tournament with 10. It was the Cuban womens soccer teams first tournament abroad, winning in style by scoring a whopping 37 goals in three matches and only allowing one: 21-0 over the British Virgin Islands, 14-0 over the US Virgin Islands and yesterdays 2-1 win over the Dominican Republic.
The Cuban women will now play in a four-way competition to allocate two tickets to the CONCACAF finals.
Meanwhile, in Port of Spain on Wednesday, the Cuban mens soccer team plays against host Trinidad and Tobago in a three-way group that also includes the island of Grenada. The winner obtains a ticket to the final round of Beijing Olympics qualifying for North and Central America and Caribbean.