FRISCO, Texas (AP) Maribel Dominguez scored three goals and Mexico defeated Puerto Rico 6-0 to open the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament on Wednesday.
Nayeli Rangel, Alina Garciamendez and Katlyn Johnson also scored for Mexico against a young Puerto Rico team making its debut in a qualifying tournament.
Mexico earned a spot in last year's Women's World Cup, but Las Tricolor was eliminated in the group stage. The team is seeking its second Olympic appearance after first making the field in the 2004 Athens Games.
Dominguez, a veteran forward at 37, scored her opener for Mexico in the 18th minute, with a well-placed shot from the top of the box to the far post. She added her second in the 51st, and her third came late from the penalty spot.
The teams are playing in Group A, which includes the United States and Costa Rica. Those teams met in the late match Wednesday.