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Quality stays perfect in beach soccer playoffs for 2017 title

[July 16, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Quality Distributors stayed perfect in the double-elimination playoffs of the LandShark Beach Soccer League, sending off the Bank of Guam Strykers 5-2 to claim the 2017 title at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Saturday evening.

Quality’s defense, led by two-time Golden Glove winner Brett Maluwelmeng in goal, kept the Strykers scoreless through 28 minutes, while teammates managed to amass a 4-0 lead on the other end of the court in the same timeframe.

The Strykers, however, prevented a Maluwelmeng clean sheet with strikes by Francis Chargualaf in the closing minutes of the both the second and final period, but time expired for a comeback.

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No. 1 BOG Strykers fall to lower bracket of beach playoffs

[July 9, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The Bobcat Rovers scored five goals in the final period against the No. 1 Bank of Guam Strykers to send the defending champions to the lower bracket of the 2017 LandShark Beach Soccer League double-elimination playoffs Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court.

The Strykers led 2-0 for most of the first two periods of the match with goals from Takefumi Inoue and Mark Chargualaf, but the team’s scoring well ran dry as the Bobcat Rovers began to take over on both sides of the court, winning 6-2. Bobcat Rovers’ Todd Pangelinan scored his team’s first goal one minute before the second period ended and teammates Arnold Torres, Brandon Auayan, Robby Prieto, and Noah Duenas all combined for the team’s third-period goal haul.    

With the win, the Bobcat Rovers will next face No. 2 Quality Distributors at 8 p.m. Wednesday at GFA.

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Quality, Rovers win in first round of beach soccer playoffs

[July 6, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Both No. 2 Quality Distributors FC and No. 4 Bobcat Rovers showed good form in the opening round of the 2017 LandShark Beach Soccer League playoffs Wednesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court.

After dropping their final regular season match by just one goal, the Bobcat Rovers bounced back in the opening round of league playoffs, defeating No. 5 Crushers FC 11-3, to advance in the top half of the bracket.

The Bobcat Rovers amassed a three-goal lead in the opening 10 minutes of play, including an incredible bicycle kick finish by Todd Pangelinan from mid-court. A video highlight of the goal is available for viewing below and also is online on GFA’s Internet TV page, https://mycujoo.tv/ch/376?vid=41037

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Strykers FC win 2016 Land Shark beach soccer crown

[June 27, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Strykers FC was crowned 2016 Land Shark Beach Soccer League champion after defeating Quality Distributors in the final via a penalty kick shootout at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Sunday.

After the teams battled to a 3-3 draw through to extra time, the Strykers edged Quality 3-2 in the ensuing shootout.

League Golden Boot winner Jan-Willem Staman put Quality ahead with a successful shot as the first shooter, but Strykers’ Dominic Gadia evened the shootout score with a goal past Quality keeper Brett Maluwelmeng. Strykers’ goalkeeper Ross Awa managed to stop Quality’s next shot by Scott Leon Guerrero and Awa’s teammate Ajay Pothen followed with a successful shot to put the Strykers ahead in the shootout.

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Playoff rankings to be determined in beach soccer

[June 18, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Playoff ranking spots of the Land Shark Beach Soccer League will be determined after Saturday’s matches at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court.

Quality Distributors currently lead league standings with a 3-1 record after two weeks, followed by defending champions Crushers FC at 2-2. Strykers FC (2-2) and Doosan FC (1-3) are in third and fourth, respectively moving into the final week of double round-robin matches.

The Crushers went two-for-two in Week 2 to sneak into the No. 2 position in league standings, first defeating Doosan FC 8-4. Justin Samonte scored a hat trick in the win and teammates Tyler Guyton, Albert Toves, Ryan Shipman, Jonathan Guerrero, and Joshua Cepeda also scored for the Crushers. Anthony Manibusan scored twice for Doosan and teammates Allan Angoco and Thomas Medler also scored.

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