Orange Walk Girls Win National Primary Schools Football Championship
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 21:50
Belize City, March 17, 2017
The Progresso RC Primary School girls from the Orange Walk District won the national football championship which the National Sports Council held at the Marion Jones Sporting Complex grounds last Friday.
In Game 1, Progresso RC won 2-0 over the Belize district champs, the Wesley Upper girls, when MVP Britney Zuniga scored a goal in each half.
In Game 2, the Cayo champs – the St. Francis Xavier RC girls of Esperanza drew 0-0 with the Corozal champs, the Caledonia RC girls.
In Game 3 Wesley Upper won 1-0 over the Toledo champs, the Forest Home Methodist girls, with a goal by Karin Eagen.
In Game 4 the Stann Creek champs, the Independence Primary girls drew 1-1 with the Ranza girls, as Keosha Garbutt scored first for Independence in the 1st half and Ranza’s Allyishia Bowman equalized in the 2nd half.
In Game 5 the Progresso RC girls bombed the Toledo girls: 4-0, with Keille Guerra and Bernadine Zuniga scoring in the 1st half, and Britney Zuniga and Keille Guerra scoring a goal apiece in the 2nd half.
In Game 6, the Independence girls drilled the Caledonia RC girls: 2-0 with goals by Aaliyah Godoy and Melanie Garcia.
In Game 7 – the semi-finals, the Independence girls eliminated the Wesley girls: 1-0 with a goal by Rozelia Parham.
In Game 8, the Progresso girls eliminated the Ranza girls: 2-0 with the Zuniga sisters: Bernadine and Britney, scoring a goal apiece.
In Game 9 the consolation game for 3rd place, the Ranza girls won 1-0 over the Wesley girls, with a goal by Edith Miranda.
In Game 10 the championship final, the Progresso girls won 1-0 over Independence, when Bernadine Zuniga scored the winning goal in the 29th minute.
The National Sports Council’s acting director Charles Slusher presented team trophies and medals to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the closing ceremony.
Most Valuable Player - Britney Zuniga, who scored 4 goals for Progresso.
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