Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 9 Results

The women’s Apertura 2017 Week 9 make-up began tonight with 2 of the 8 games scheduled, results from those games (updated with full results):
Atlas 2, at Santos 1 (Atlas keeps faint playoff hopes alive but still way behind in tiebreakers)
at Queretaro 3, Necaxa 0
The remaining 6 games will be played tomorrow (10/18):
Pumas 3, at Toluca 1 (moved from Estadio Nemesio Diez to Metepec due to logistics issues)
at Pachuca 2, Veracruz 1
at Guadalajara 1, Tigres 0
at Morelia 1, Tijuana 0
at America 6, Cruz Azul 0
at Monterrey 4, Leon 0

Standings updates:
Group 1-America has clinched a playoff spot with their win, while Pachuca now has a 5-point lead on Toluca for 2nd with just 2 games left thanks to Pumas beating Toluca. But despite the win, Pumas is now out of the playoff race. Tijuana & Morelia will battle for 5th, while Cruz Azul will finish 7th. Veracruz has 2 chances left to get that elusive first win.

Group 2-It. Is. On! Thanks to the Guadalajara win over Tigres and Monterrey’s win, we have a 3-way tie for 2 playoff spots! It it finishes this way Tigres will be in, if the playoffs started now Guadalajara would edge out Monterrey in goal differential by 1 for the tiebreaker. The rest are out. It’s all but going to be decided by Monterrey-Tigres next week. Guadalajara’s last 2 are Santos & Leon, Tigres finishes with Necaxa, Monterrey gets Santos last.

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Disciplinary Report: Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 12

The Disciplinary Commission has published the list of sanctions & warnings from Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 12. There were no ejections or suspensions.

The full list, all Amarillas were for unsportsmanlike conduct:
America
Nil

Atlas
Nil

Tijuana
Nil

Cruz Azul
Amarillas-Daniela Davila

Queretaro
Nil

Guadalajara
Nil

Leon
Amarillas-Blanca Diaz, Sanjuana Munoz

Morelia
Nil

Necaxa
Nil

Pachuca
Amarillas-Joselyn De La Rosa

Monterrey
Nil

Santos
Amarillas-Brenda Guevara

Veracruz
Nil

Tigres
Amarillas-Liliana Mercado

Toluca
Amarillas-Daniela Gomez

Pumas
Nil

Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 12 Results (Updated 10/15)

Here are the results from Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 12:
at Necaxa 1, Leon 0
at Queretaro 1, Santos 0
Toluca 2, at Morelia 0
at Tijuana 1, Veracruz 0
Pumas 4, at Cruz Azul 1
Tigres 2, at Atlas 1 (this one actually was 0-0 at halftime)
at Guadalajara 1, Monterrey 0 (this one will shake up Group 2)
Pachuca 4, at America 3 (America got within 1 in extra time, but too little too late; America scored right at the start but blew 1-0 & 2-1 leads. It’s also America’s first loss)

Group Summary:
Group 1-With Pachuca beating America, they stay in the top 2 in the standings and cut America’s lead to 2 points. Toluca will remain in 3rd, staying 2 points out. Pumas still has a slim chance to make it in 4th, 8 points back with 3 to go. Tijuana, in 5th, is all but eliminated-their only hope would be to win their remaining games by a total of 25-30 goals at least, as they would lose the tiebreaker among the top 4 with a -2 goal differential. Morelia & Cruz Azul are both playing for wins, while last-place Veracruz will just be trying to win a game.

Group 2-Now it’s a battle. Tigres still leads the way but by beating Monterrey, Guadalajara got its foot in the door, now tied for 2nd. And more importantly, Guadalajara now has the tiebreaker, with a goal differential of 17 against 13 for Monterrey. 4th place Atlas is all but out because of goal differential. The rest are playing for points.

This next week will start with the make-up of Week 9 Tuesday & Wednesday then Week 13 Friday-Sunday.

Disciplinary Report: Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 11

The Disciplinary Commission has published the list of sanctions & warnings from Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 11. There were no ejections and no suspensions.
The full list, all Amarillas were for unsportsmanlike conduct:
America
Nil

Atlas
Amarillas-Marcela Ceballos

Tijuana
Amarillas-Cinthia Huerta

Cruz Azul
Amarillas-Rebeca Zavaleta, Daniela Davila

Queretaro
Nil

Guadalajara
Amarillas-Susan Bejarano

Leon
Amarillas-Marisol Martinez

Morelia
Amarillas-Nallely Magana

Necaxa
Amarillas-Marissa Lupercio

Pachuca
Amarillas-Karen Gomez, Karen Diaz

Monterrey
Nil

Santos
Nil

Veracruz
Nil

Tigres
Amarillas-Jazmin Abundis, Christian Jaramillo

Toluca
Nil

Pumas
Amarillas-Deneva Gabilondo

Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 11 Results (Updated 10/9)

Although the men took the weekend off, the women were in action this past weekend. Here are the Week 11 Apertura 2017 Results from the women’s tournament:
at Toluca 3, Veracruz 0
Tigres 8, at Leon 1
Necaxa 0, at Santos 0
America 7, at Morelia 1
Tijuana 1, at Pumas 1
at Monterrey 4, Atlas 1
at Guadalajara 6, Queretaro 2
Cruz Azul 1, at Pachuca 1 (Monday 10/9 game)

Group Summary:
Group A-with 4 games left, America has all but clinched a playoff berth, as only 3rd-place Toluca can catch them unless 4th place Pumas wins out and can overcome a goal differential deficit of 24. 2nd-place Pachuca plays tomorrow. That being said, America & Pachuca meet next week. Toluca stayed, for now, 1 point behind Pachuca in 3rd, while Pumas remained 4th with their tie. Tijuana & Morelia are tied for 5th with still slim playoff chances, while Cruz Azul has a game in hand but must win out to have any chance. Last-place Veracruz is still trying to just win a game.
10/9 UPDATE: With Pachuca rallying late to salvage a 1-1 tie with Cruz Azul, America now leads Pachuca by 5 points for the top spot. Toluca is 2 points back of Pachuca for 2nd. Because of the tie, Cruz Azul is eliminated from playoff contention.

Group B-Tigres & Monterrey remain 1-2 but at this point Tigres have the goal differential tiebreaker all but locked up, with an astounding 40-14 edge. 3rd-place Guadalajara is 3 points back and if they can beat Monterrey next week they will control their destiny. And there’s still a Tigres-Monterrey game to come in Week 13 that will all but decide the group. 4th-place Atlas is 9 points out and is barely hanging on to playoff hopes. Leon, Queretaro, Necaxa & Santos are all out.

On a late side note, it appears that Cruz Azul has changed their logo for the women’s team. Instead of sharing the men’s main logo, a solid blue cross inside a blue circle with the text “DEPORTIVO CRUZ AZUL” inside the circle, the new logo resembles a shield bearing the trademark blue cross (which is what “Cruz Azul” means in English) with “CA” in stylized big bold letters at the top.

Next week there will be 2 games between Week 12 & then the make-up of the postponed Week 9.

Women’s Apertura 2017 Week 10 Results

The Women’s Apertura 2017 resumed this past weekend after Week 9 was postponed last week due to the earthquakes & aftermath, the results from Week 10’s games:
Morelia 2, at Cruz Azul 0
Guadalajara 1, at Necaxa 1
Pumas 1, at Veracruz 1
Monterrey 2, at Queretaro 0
at Atlas 2, Leon 1
at America 3, Toluca 0
Pachuca 2, at Tijuana 1
at Tigres 7, Santos 1

Group standings summary:
Group A-America’s win over Toluca further solidified their Group A lead and kept them 3 points ahead of Pachuca, while Toluca fell 4 points out of the top 2. Pumas holds on to 4th with 13 points, 1 ahead of Morelia and 2 ahead of 6th place Tijuana. Cruz Azul is 7th with 6 points, and last-place Veracruz finally got its first point this week with a tie although they have been eliminated from playoff contention.
Group B-Tigres & Monterrey are still 1-2 with 22 points, with Tigres holding the tiebreaker thanks to their insane goal differential. Both Guadalajara & Atlas, with 19 & 16 points, respectively, still have a chance to make the top 2. 5th place Leon is barely hanging on to a chance with 9 points, while Queretaro (7 points), Necaxa (5 points) & Santos (4 points) are all out. Queretaro actually is not out but they would have to win each of their remaining games by at least 7-8 goals just to have a tiebreaker chance.