Tigres Women Tie in Torreón
TORREÓN | Monday, July 29, 2019.- Tigres Women came close to victory in the Comarca Lagunera, but destiny had other plans for the players managed by Roberto Medina, with a 31-minute uphill struggle playing shorthanded.
In a lapse of just two minutes, Nayeli Rangel was shown two yellow cards, resulting in referee Karen Hernández taking out the red at minute 59, just when Tigres was ahead on the scoreboard.
Despite Naye’s absence in the midfield, Tigres Women displayed their determination, but the local side gradually gained confidence to snatch away the two points the felines almost had in the bag.
The felines went ahead very early on in the match when, in the 17th second, Natalia Gómez Junco made her début in the Women’s Liga MX and as a goal scorer, with a shot from outside the box into the back of the net.
It looked as though it would be an easy ride towards their second win of the tournament, which has just completed its third matchday, but Cinthya Peraza, from Santos Laguna, had other plans.
The Comarca Lagunera player headed home a corner kick to equalize just four minutes before the end of the first half and when the visitors were dominating the match at will, but had missed goal opportunities.
Nevertheless, Fernanda Elizondo wasn’t willing to leave things as they were and, at minute 45, just before the referee’s end-of-first-half whistle, she lobbed the ball over the local keeper to make it 1-2 in favor of Medina’s players.
It looked as though the second half would be fairly straightforward, with the felines continuing to dominate on the field of play, but little by little Santos adjusted in the defensive zone and sought to put the pressure on in the midfield. At that moment, first Elizondo received a yellow card and, minutes later, Nayeli, who was sent off with another 31 minutes still on the clock.
Three minutes later, Santos Laguna scored the equalizer, again through Peraza, who was a nightmare for our side, smashing another two balls into the crossbar, within the few opportunities the feline keeper, Ofelia Solís, was given to display her skills.
Tigres generated more opportunities, thanks to Carolina Jaramillo, Fer Elizondo and Belén Cruz, but the ball refused to go in.
Our side remains in eighth place on the General Table, with four points, and will be hosting UNAM Pumas next Monday. This will be the first time these two teams have competed against each other in the Women’s Liga MX.
APERTURA 2019 TOURNAMENT
Santos Women 2-2 Tigres Women
(Cinthya Peraza 40’ and 62’) and (Natalia Gómez Junco 17 seconds and Fernanda Elizondo 44’)
Date (time): Monday, July 29, 2019 (21:00)
Referee: Karen Hernández Andrade
Assistant Referees: Miguel Ángel Durón Martínez (1) and Joel De la Cruz Gaytán (2)
Fourth Official: Noé Guadalupe López Gómez
SANTOS WOMEN: Wendy Toledo, Karla Martínez, Arlett Tovar, Brenda López, Katia Estrada, Alexxandra Ramírez, Daniela Delgado, Olga Trasviña (Leticia Vázquez 70’), Cinthya Peraza, Ashly Martínez (Marianne Martínez 83’) and Michelle Vargas (Isela Ojeda 46’).
Substitutes: Diana Sánchez (G), Estela Gómez, Nancy Quiñones, Isela Ojeda, Marianne Martínez, Mayela Reyes and Leticia Vázquez.
MANAGER: Jorge Macías
TIGRES WOMEN: Ofelia Solís, Karen Luna, Greta Espinoza, Cristina Ferral, Selene Cortés, Fernanda Elizondo (Blanca Solís 65’), Natalia Villarreal (Sonia Vázquez 65’), Nayeli Rangel, Belén Cruz, Carolina Jaramillo (Evelyn González 83’) and Natalia Gómez Junco.
Substitutes: Vania Villalobos (G), Evelyn González, Sonia Vázquez, Blanca Solís, Paulina Solís, Perla Navarrete and Natalia Miramontes.
MANAGER: Roberto Medina
SANTOS WOMEN (2): Daniela Delgado (68’) and Brenda López (72’)
TIGRES WOMEN (2): Fernanda Elizondo (50’) and Nayeli Rangel (57’)
SANTOS WOMEN: None