Saprissa, Herediano earns Costa Rican Quadrangular wins

Action from the Costa Rican Verano Quadrangular match between visiting Limon (white jersey) and Saprissa on May 7, 2017, in Tibas, San Jose, Costa Rica. (Photo: Imagenes en Costa Rica)

HEREDIA, Costa Rica – Herediano took a big step forward in its quest to finish first in the 2017 Costa Rican Verano Quadrangular, but hope remains alive for Limon, defending champion Saprissa and Santos. takes a look at Sunday’s action:

2017 Costa Rica Verano Quadrangular
Round Four
May 7, 2017

Santos 1, Herediano 2
Kenny Cunningham 90’ / Elias Aguilar 27’; Heyreel Saravia 37’

- Herediano struck twice in the first half to claim a big three points at the Estadio Ebal Rodriguez in Guapiles. Elias Aguilar slipped a 27th-minute free kick under the Santos wall, while Heyreel Saravia scored what would be the game-winner in the 37th minute by powering in a loose ball.
- Kenny Cunningham scored the lone Santos goal via a 90th-minute header.
- Herediano sits first in the Quadrangular with eight points, three points ahead of second-place Santos.
- Both teams ended the match short-handed. Santos finished with eight men after expulsions to Jesus Camacho, Edder Solorzano and Wilmer Azofeifa. Herediano lost Jose Sanchez to a sending off.


Saprissa 4, Limon 1
Fabrizio Ronchetti 5’, 15’ pen; Daniel Colindres 22’; Julio Cascante 56 / Yuaycell Wright 80’

- Three goals in the first half hour, including a Fabrizio Ronchetti brace, lifted Saprissa over Limon on at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa.
- Ronchetti redirected in an early free kick, before converting a penalty to give Saprissa a 2-0 lead.
- The advantage bulged to 4-0 thanks to a strong Daniel Colindres right-footer and Julio Cascante’s header off a corner kick.
- Limon’s lone goal came in the 80th minute, when Yuaycell Wright took advantage of a loose ball in the Saprissa area and swept in a right-footed shot.
- Saprissa is third in the Qudrangular table with five points, while Limon is fourth on three.


Costa Rica – 2017 Verano Quadrangular Table
(GP- W-D-L-GF-GA-Pts.)

1.- Herediano 4-2-2-0-6-4-8
2.- Santos 4-1-2-1-6-4-5
3.- Saprissa 4-1-2-1-9-10-5
4.- Limon 4-1-0-3-7-10-3