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Ruiz rises up to lead Herediano past Santa Tecla
Santa Tecla┬┤s Elieser Quinonez looks for the possession against Jose Guillermo Ortiz of CD Herediano during the second leg of the round of 16 of the Scotiabank Concacaf League at Estadio Cuscatlan, in San Salvador, El Salvador on August 8, 2018.
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SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A late first half goal from Yendrick Ruiz was enough to earn Herediano a spot in the 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF League quarterfinals despite a 2-1 defeat to Santa Tecla on Wednesday night at the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador, El Salvador.

 

Ruiz, owner of 10 career Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League goals, thumped in a 41st minute header that served as the tie-breaking away goal in a Round of 16 tie that ended 2-2 on aggregate.

 

Santa Tecla came out strong and Wilma Torres quickly evened the tie 1-1 in the 16th minute when he pounced on a loose ball in the area to hand the hosts a 1-0 lead in the match.

 

The Salvadoran side then took a 2-1 lead on aggregate in the 33rd minute when Ricardinho swung in a ball that had been pinballing around the area to make it 2-0 in the match.

 

But Herediano’s strong CONCACAF pedigree would win out in the end as Ruiz, who entered the match as a first half substitute, scored to send Herediano to the SCL quarterfinals where it will face CD Universitario of Panama.

Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano
Santa Tecla FC v CS Herediano, August 8, 2018
 
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