[dropcap size=small]M[/dropcap]exico defeated Trinidad & Tobago, 4-2, in extra time in the third-place match of the 2014 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. With the win, Mexico qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Trinidad & Tobago will face Ecuador in a two-leg playoff series for the final spot at next year’s World Cup.
Charlyn Corral scored twice for Mexico, once each in the extra-time periods, to seal the victory against Trinidad & Tobago. The Soca Princesses equalized in the 57th minute off a Kennya Cordner goal, and briefly took the lead in the 78th minute off a Mariah Shade goal. Mexico cam back to equalize in the 79th off a Monica Ocampo goal.
Cynthia Hobgood was there to capture the action.
[divider]About the Photojournalist[/divider]
Cynthia Hobgoodis a Washington, DC-based digital communications consultant, photographer and writer. Hobgood started covering soccer as a journalist in 2000 for weekly/daily publications and ultimately, the Associated Press (while also covering other pro and NCAA sports primarily in the DC area.) She previously helped launch a national youth sports nonprofit and started Full 90 Communications earlier this year. Hobgood has a master’s degree in sports management from The George Washington University School of Business and master of arts degree in English from Baylor University.