El Salvador Women's National Team found a brilliant way to write the first chapter of their history, with a win against Bahamas in the opening of this World Beach Games Qualifier they are hosting.
The Salvadoran side knew how to resist Bahamas' first attempts and wait for their moment to give the more than 4000 souls in the stands what they had came for.
MacCarthy took the leading voice for the Bahamian side during the first stage of the game, with two goals that managed to sweep Bahamas ahead on two occasions. The Cuscatlecas immediately replied, though, leaving things 2 apiece by the end of the first period.
The second period became the turning point for El Salvador, who used a 3-0 run to seize the game's control and walk firmly to the win, as Fatima would confirm with the sixth of her team as soon as the third period unfolded.
With three points in the first game, El Salvador will now look to upset the USA, another debutant at the international top sphere, to keep fighting for the only berth for the World Beach Games at stake.
Goals: 1-0: McCarthy, min. 8 (1); 1-1: Carolina, min. 8 (1); 2-1: McCarthy, min. 7 (1); 2-2: Cindy, min. 1 (1); 2-3: Lisseth, min. 9 (2); 2-4: Carolina, min. 5(2); 2-5: Christabelle (og), min. 3 (2); 2-6: Fatima, min. 10 (3); 3-6: Wert, min. 2(3)
WORLD BEACH GAMES - QUALIFIER EL SALVADOR 2019
Saturday 3rd August
11.30 – Panama 7(3)-7(2) Bahamas
12.45 – USA 9-3 Trinidad & Tobago
14.00 – Mexico 2-1 USA (Women)
15.30 – Mexico 10-3 Guatemala
16.45 – Bahamas 3-6 El Salvador (Women)
18.00 – US Virgin Islands 1-10 El Salvador