With the wind on their backs the Cook’s dominated most of the first half.
In the 15th minute the Cook’s were awarded a free kick just outside the 18 yard box and the powerful left foot of Regina Mustonen made no mistake in slamming the ball past the Tahiti goalkeeper into the back of the net. Throughout the first half our girls had two other goal scoring opportunities, which went wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.
For most of the second half both teams were evenly matched, however in the final fifteen minutes Tahiti mounted a lot of pressure on the Cook Islands defense, but we managed to hold on to a historic one goal win.
Other results from day one: New Zealand 14 vs. Vanuatu 0
The Cook’s will play their second match today against favorites New Zealand on Friday (NZT)
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