Costa Rica tops Haiti 2-0 in Olympic qualifying

BY foxsports • January 22, 2012

Wendy Acosta scored twice in the second half Saturday and Costa Rica defeated Haiti 2-0 in Olympic qualifying.

The result, coupled with Canada's win over Cuba, advanced Costa Rica to the semifinals of the eight-team tournament.

Acosta broke a scoreless tie in the 49th minute with one of the best shots of the week, a 20-yard left-footed strike just inside the far post. She followed with a header in the 57th for her third goal of the competition.

Costa Rica is 2-0 in the CONCACAF tournament, which offers two berths to the Summer Games in London. Costa Rica will play Canada for first place in their group on Monday.

Haiti fell to 0-2. The Haitians received some good news earlier in the day when goalkeeper Edine Limage was released from the hospital, two days after being injured in a loss to Canada. Limage was at the stadium to watch Saturday's game.

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