Tigres Women’s Goal Fest in the Uni
SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Monday, August 19, 2019.- Tigres Women got back on track to victory and did so with a decisive 4-0 win over Puebla Women. The team led by Roberto Medina performed better than in their three previous matches, with greater order, assertiveness and, above all, accuracy.
The manager’s initial strategy showed a few changes in comparison with the last game, with Selene Cortés absent from the field of play and Paulina Solís taking her place, while Natalia Gómez Junco was back as a starter to accompany Katty Martínez up front.
As soon as the referee had blown the whistle to start the match, Tigres Women pushed forward and, just two minutes in, found their first opportunity in front of Puebla’s goal through a more solid, daring and accurate Nancy Antonio.
However, the eighth minute saw the first of the evening after a precise cross by Paulina Solís from the left to Belén Cruz, who opened the scoring by simply pushing the ball in after a save by the keeper. This was just a presage of what was yet to come.
The felines were in full control of the match, attacking along both flanks, although, on the left, Jacqueline Ovalle was very closely marked at first by the opponent, although, despite the difficulty, she managed to break away at times.
The first half ended for our side with a 1-0 lead, which could have been greater if it hadn’t been for Puebla’s good defensive work and a bit of luck.
The second half started along with a goal fest for the hosts, who regaled the 12,846 fans in the stadium with a victory that had been absent so far in the tournament.
Finally, at minute 60, after several attempts by the felines, the magical Jacquie Ovalle appeared with a perfectly executed cutback that put the ball into the back of the net, for the second goal of the game.
It was just a matter of time before the goal fest continued and, five minutes later, a foul on Katty Martínez allowed her to convert a perfect penalty, marking Puebla’s collapse with their hosts’ third goal of the evening.
At this point and with Tigres dominating the match, the manager decided to send on Perla Navarrete, who had joined the team this tournament and in her début executed a perfect overlap run on the right followed by a precise pass to Ovalle, who toe poked the ball into the net at 70’, scoring the fourth and final goal. It was a night of celebrations for the felines.
Even though Tigres Women persisted and could have widened the difference, the score remained the same and the fans were able to go home happy with the return of goals to the Universitario.
This brings the felines to 9 points and puts them in sixth place on the General Table and on track to start the upward climb.
MATCHDAY 6, APERTURA 2019 SEASON
4 TIGRES WOMEN (Belén Cruz 8’, Lizbeth Ovalle 60’ and 70’; Katty Martínez -penalty- 65’)
0 PUEBLA WOMEN
Date (time): Monday, August 19, 2019 (20:00)
Referee: Héctor Abraham Pineda Flores
Assistant referees: Yudilia Carolina Briones Covarrubias (1) and Fernando Ashram López Cortez (2)
Fourth official: Mario Alberto Loredo Bocardo
TIGRES WOMEN: Vania Villalobos, Karen Luna, Cristina Ferral, Greta Espinoza, Paulina Solís (Vanessa Flores 72’), Nancy Antonio (Nayeli Rangel 77’), Liliana Mercado, Belén Cruz, Lizbeth Ovalle, Natalia Gómez Junco (Perla Navarrete 67’) and Katty Martínez.
Substitutes: Ofelia Solís (P), Fernanda Elizondo, Carolina Jaramillo, Evelyn González, Nayeli Rangel, Vanessa Flores and Perla Navarrete.
MANAGER: Roberto Medina
PUEBLA WOMEN: Brissa Rangel, María Ramírez, Dulce Martínez, Diana Anguiano, María José López, Alexandra Godínez, Andrea Ortega (Keyla Zárate 73’), Mariam Castro (Ximena Cabanillas 36’), Ivonne Najar, Mirelle Arciniega and Emily González (Jaqueline García 68’).
Substitutes: Rocío Torres (P), Keyla Zárate, Ximena Cabanillas, Ibeth López, Danna Aranda, Jaqueline García and Mariela López.
MANAGER: Jorge Isaac Gómez
TIGRES WOMEN (1): Natalia Gómez Junco (40’)
PUEBLA WOMEN (1): Dulce Martínez (37’)