BELIZE CITY, Mon. Apr. 24, 2017–If what we saw at the MCC Grounds a couple weeks ago on Saturday, April 8, is happening all across the country, Belize women are really reaching another level in their football. The women are “ballin” indeed.
In Week 5 games this past weekend: On Saturday, April 22, at the Victor Sanchez Union Field in Toledo, visiting Griga Smart Pumas grabbed the 2-1 victory over home standing Toledo Strikers. Tenisha Zuniga (17’) and Nykemah Kuylen (36’) shook the net for the Pumas, while Sherese Paulino (29’) got the lone goal for the Strikers. And on Sunday at the People’s Stadium in Orange Walk, it was Gladiators FC with the 3-2 win over Gentle Touch from Cayo. Gladiators got a goal apiece from Julia Puerto (14’), Miriam Villamil (23’) and Noriely Terry (53’); while Vicky Ponce (9’ & 83’) struck twice for Gentle Touch.
The game in Independence featuring home team Sagitun Strikers vs Jewel Fury from Belmopan was not played due to inclement weather. The game up north at Carolina Field was also not played between Calcutta Strikers and Belize City FC. These games will be rescheduled.