Action from the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship game between Mexico and Trinidad & Tobago (white jersey) on March 31, 2015, in Costa del Sol, El Salvador. (Photo: Mexsport
COSTA DEL SOL, El Salvador – Diego Rodriguez scored twice to lead Mexico (3-0-0, 9 points) to a 4-0 win over Trinidad & Tobago (2-0-1, 6 points) as the Tricolor finished atop Group B after a matchup of teams already qualified for the quarterfinals of the 2015 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship on Tuesday at the Estadio de Futbol Playa.
In the day’s other Group B game, Guadeloupe (1-0-3, 3 points) defeated Turks & Caicos Islands (0-0-3, 0 points), 9-3, for its first and only win of the competition.
CONCACAF.com recaps the Group B action:
Guadeloupe 9, Turks & Caicos Islands 3
- Seven different players accounted for Guadeloupe’s nine goals
- Damien Granchi and Sylrick Phirmis scored two goals apiece as Guadeloupe raced out to a 4-0 lead after one period
- Marvin Bourgeois, Terry Folin, Richardson Petit, Arnaud Crimee and Terry Shillingford added goals for Guadeloupe.
- Herby Magny netted a pair of second-period goals and Patrick Slattery headed home in the third period for Turks and Caicos Islands
- Magny was the only player to score in each of Turks & Caicos Islands’ three group games
- Guadeloupe had scored only five goals in its previous two matches
Mexico 4, Trinidad & Tobago 0
- Diego Rodriguez scored the first and last goals of the game, netting on a low blast in the opening minute and adding his second with 1:09 remaining in the third period
- Francisco Cati and Ramon Maldonado each converted from the penalty spot in the third period
- Trinidad played most of the match down a man after Makan Hislop was sent off for a second bookable offense in the first period
- Mexico registered the second shutout of the competition … El Salvador blanked Puerto Rico 7-0 on March 29
- Mexico conceded a tournament-low 4 goals in group play
- Rodriguez (5 goals) and Maldonado (4 goals) were the only players to score for Mexico in each of its three group games