VANCOUVER – Wendy Pineda scored a hat trick and Guatemala beat the Dominican Republic 6-0 Tuesday night in the teams’ final game at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament.
The win gave Guatemala third place in its four-team group, while the Dominicans finished last and were outscored 27-0 in their three games. Both teams had already been eliminated from a chance at the semifinals.
Pineda scored in the second, fifth and 29th minutes. Maria Monterroso netted in the ninth minute and in second-half stoppage time. Ana Lucia Martinez added a goal in the 53rd minute.
Guatemala rebounded from a 13-0 loss to the United States two days earlier. The Dominicans lost 14-0 to the Americans last week.