Women’s Apertura 2017 Finals Game 2 Results: Guadalajara 3, Pachuca 0

The inaugural Liga MX Women’s Tournament concluded last night with Game 2 of the Guadalajara-Pachuca championship with a NEW CHAMPION! Guadalajara claimed the Apertura 2017 Championship with a 3-0 win at home and a 3-2 series edge. Arlett Tovar scored the first 2 goals for the Chivas in the 36th & 55th minute, then Norma Duarte sccored what would be the championship-winning goal in the 68th minute. The Chivas managed to keep the Tuzas off the board, and after 4+ minutes of extra time it was over and Guadalajara claimed the first Liga MX Women’s regular season championship and the right to play for the Grand Championship after the next tournament.
The game also set another attendance record, as 32,466 fans packed Estadio Chivas for the game. That helped contribute to a final attendance total of 412,006 for the entire Apertura 2017 tournament-307,202 for the regular season, 43,383 for the semifinals and 61,421 for the finals. The league is happy with those numbers and said it reaffirms their commitment to working to grow the women’s league. Congratulations to all the women tho took part and made the first tournament a success, hopefully bigger & better are to come in the second half.

Game Stats:
Goals-Arlett Tovar 2 (Guadalajara, 36′, 55′), Norma Duarte (Guadalajara, 68′)
Shots on Goal-Pachuca 2
Corner Kicks-Guadalajara 6, Pachuca 6
Amarillas-Guadalajara 3 (Miriam Garcia, 16′, Susan Bejarano, 30′, Guadalupe Sanchez, 80′), Pachuca 2 (Lizbeth Angeles, 12′, Karen Gomez, 85′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Chivas, Zapopan, Jalisco
Attendance: 32,466 (71.6% capacity)-NEW LEAGUE RECORD

Next up: Clausura 2018 Tournament (schedule TBA)

Advertisements

Women’s Apertura 2017 Finals Game 1 Results: Pachuca 2, Guadalajara 0

The Women’s Apertura 2017 Gran Final began last night with Game 1 of Pachuca vs. Guadalajara. In what was another record-setting night for the women, especially in the stands, the Tuzas moved one step closer to remaining the only league champions to date with a 2-0 win at home. Lizbeth Angeles scored the first Pachuca goal in the 39th minute, then in the second half Monica Ocampo added an insurance score in the 67th minute. The game also set another new attendance record for the women as 28,955 fans packed Estadio Hidalgo to well over capacity, breaking the record of 25,000 set in week 7 when Leon played Guadalajara. There’s a chance the Chivas could break that record in the second game. With this result, if Pachuca wins Game 2, loses by only 1 goal or the game is a tie they will be the Apertura 2017 Champions. If Guadalajara wins Game 2 by at least 3 goals they will be the Champions. If Guadalajara wins by 2 goals, penalty kicks will decide it.

Game Stats:
Goals-Lizbeth Angeles (Pachuca, 39′), Monica Ocampo (Pachuca, 67′)
Shots on Goal-Pachuca 5, Guadalajara 2
Corner Kicks-Pachuca 5, Guadalajara 1
Amarillas-Nil
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo
Attendance: 28,955 (105.2% capacity)-SELLOUT; NEW LEAGUE SINGLE-GAME RECORD

Next up: Game 2 Friday at Guadalajara

Apertura 2017 Week 17 Results: Guadalajara 2, Leon 0

In the 4th game of the Saturday slate, Leon looked to improve its playoff position and secure first-round advantage at home against Guadalajara. But it wasn’t to be, as the Chivas ended a very disappointing first half with more positive momentum leading into their upcoming Clausura title defense thanks to a 2-0 win. Both Chivas goals came late in the game-Carlos Fierro in the 67th minute and Isaac Brizuela in the 88th minute. The loss leaves Leon as the #6 seed right now, they could still fall down to 8th but have already clinched a playoff berth. Also, despite going scoreless today Mauro Boselli has, for now, clinched a share of the goal-scoring championship, finishing the regular season with 11 goals. Right now that’s tied with Monterrey’s Aviles Hurtado for the league lead. If the standings as of this post hold and Leon remains #6 after tomorrow, they currently would open the playoffs against Morelia.

Game Stats:
Goals-Carlos Fierro (Guadalajara, 67′, 3rd of tournament), Isaac Brizuela (Guadalajara, 88′, 1st of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Leon 4, Guadalajara 3
Corner Kicks-Leon 4, Guadalajara 3
Amarillas-Guadalajara 2 (Rodolfo Pizarro, 45′, Hedgardo Marin, 85′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Nou Camp, Leon, Guanajuato
Attendance: 24,001 (76.6% capacity)

Next up:
Leon-TBA in quarterfinals
Guadalajara-Clausura 2018 Tournament

Women’s Apertura 2017 Semifinals Game 2 Results: Guadalajara 2, America 2

The second half of the women’s semifinals started earlier today with America hosting Guadalajara with the first finals berth on the line. America was trying to rally from a Game 1 loss to advance but was unable to as both sides played to a 2-2 tie. Brenda Viramontes scored in the 9th minute to give Guadalajara an early 1-0 lead, with no further scoring until the second half. In the 52nd minute, Norma Duarte scored to make it 2-0 Guadalajara before Dayana Cazeres got America on the board in the 57th minute. Betsy Cuevas tied it with an 87th minute goal for the tie. But it was nowhere near enough as thanks to a 4-2 Game 1 win, the Chivas women win by a 6-4 total and advance to the finals to play Tigres or Pachuca.

Game Stats:
Goals-Brenda Viramontes (Guadalajara, 9′), Norma Duarte (Guadalajara, 52′), Dayana Cazeres (America, 57′), Betsy Cuevas (America, 87′)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner Kicks-Nil
Amarillas-Nil
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Attendance: TBA

Next up:
Guadalajara-TBA vs. Pachuca or Tigres in Finals
America-Clausura 2018 Tournament

Apertura 2017 Week 16 Results: Atlas 2, Guadalajara 1

In the Saturday finale, it was a local bragging rights battle as Atlas headed across Guadalajara to face the Chivas. Atlas continued their second half playoff push with a 2-1 win. Milton Caraglio scored both Atlas goals, the second and eventual game-winner coming on a PENAL! Rodolfo Pizarro broke up the shutout with a second half extra time goal, but it was not enough to pull the Chivas even-they had a 49th minute goal nullified by a fuera de lugar on the header. With the win, Atlas moves back into the top 8 but still needs help to get into the playoffs-for now their fate ultimately is in the hands of Toluca. They do have the important tiebreaker over Cruz Azul though. Atlas still needs for now to do their part in their finale, which will be against Pachuca. Although they were already eliminated from playoff contention because of Cruz Azul’s win last night, Guadalajara would’ve been out anyway with this loss. It looked bad for their finale chances anyway because they would’ve had to beat Leon.

Game Stats:
Goals-Milton Caraglio 2 (Atlas, 28′, 58′, Penalty Kick, 7th of tournament), Rodolfo Pizarro (Guadalajara, 90+2′, 4th of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Atlas 2, Guadalajara 1
Corner Kicks-Atlas 1, Guadalajara 1
Amarillas-Atlas 4 (Christian Tabo, 52′, Daniel Arreola, 60′, Miguel Fraga, 71′, Caraglio, 82′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Chivas, Zapopan, Jalisco
Attendance: TBA

Next up:
Atlas-Pachuca (11/17)
Guadalajara-at Leon (11/18)

Apertura 2017 Week 15 Results: Guadalajara 3, Tijuana 1

While it really won’t save their all but gone playoff hopes, Guadalajara continued its recent turnaround and finally got their first home win this year with a 3-1 win over Tijuana last night. It didn’t start well as Tijuana took a quick 1-0 lead on Miler Bolanos’ 6th minute goal, but Carlos Fierro pulled the Chivas even in the 20th minute then Jose Macias scored his first 2 career top-tier goals to put Guadalajara ahead for good and also give the Chivas their first winning streak of the year as they continue to build some late-tournament momentum for their upcoming Clausura title defense and their crosstown rivalry game next week against Atlas. The loss also denied Tijuana a chance to get into a tie for the last playoff spot.

Game Stats:
Goals-Miler Bolanos (Tijuana, 6′, 3rd of tournament), Carlos Fierro (Guadalajara, 20′, 2nd of tournament), Jose Macias 2 (Guadalajara, 37′, 55′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Tijuana 4, Guadalajara 1
Corner Kicks-Tijuana 2
Amarillas-Tijuana 4 (Juan Nunez, 51′, Alejandro Donatti, 65′, Juan Iturbe, 70′, Juan Valenzuela, 90′), Guadalajara 1 (Fierro, 85′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Chivas, Zapopan, Jalisco
Attendance: 23,536 (51.8% capacity)

Next up:
Guadalajara-Atlas (11/4)
Tijuana-Leon (11/3)

Apertura 2017 Week 14 Results: Guadalajara 3, Veracruz 2

In the final game of Week 14, Veracruz hosted Guadalajara. Although they almost blew yet another one, the Chivas managed to pull out their 2nd win of the year by a 3-2 margin. Michelle Benitez & Rodolfo Pizarro gave the Chivas an early 2-0 lead with goals in the 26th & 35th minutes, but in the second half they quickly gave it back, allowing Veracruz to pull even with Daniel Villalva & Cristian Menendez scored in the 47th & 53rd minutes. Javier Lopez’s 68th minute goal gave Guadalajara the win.

Game Stats:
Goals-Michelle Benitez (Guadalajara, 26′, 1st of tournament), Rodolfo Pizarro (Guadalajara, 35′, 4th of tournament), Daniel Villalva (Veracruz, 47′, 2nd of tournament), Cristian Menendez (Veracruz, 53′, 4th of tournament), Javier Lopez (Guadalajara, 68′, 2nd of tournament)
Shots on Goal-Nil
Corner Kicks-Veracruz 3, Guadalajara 3
Amarillas-Veracruz 3 (Leandro Diaz, 54′, Cristian Pellerano, 57′, Kristian Alvarez, 59′), Guadalajara 1 (Pizarro, 56′)
Rojas-Nil

Venue: Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente, Boca Del Rio, Veracruz
Attendance: 14,404 (50.1% capacity)

Next up:
Veracruz-at Leon (10/28)
Guadalajara-Tijuana (10/28)