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.
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.
Quality, Strykers stay perfect in beach soccer openers
[June 8, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Quality Distributors FC outscored opponents 17-4 in two matches to claim the top of the 2016 Land Shark Beach Soccer League standings after opening week games at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Sunday.
In the opening match of the season, Quality defeated defending champions Crushers FC 8-1 with a hat trick from Jan-Willem Staman and two goals each from Joshua Mendiola and Paul Long. RC Salas also scored in the win. Noah Duenas scored the Crushers’ lone goal.
In a rematch of last season’s third-place match, Quality avenged its loss to Doosan FC, winning 9-3. Quality’s Jan-Willem Staman led all scorers with four goals and teammate RC Salas scored twice. Takefumi Inoue, Joshua Mendiola, and Paul Long also scored for Quality. Cameron Lunod scored twice for Doosan and teammate Cyle Tass also scored.
Crushers win 2015 Land Shark Beach Soccer crown
[August 4, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Crushers FC swept all top awards at the conclusion of the 2015 Land Shark Beach Soccer League, rallying past first-ranked team and last year’s champions, Strykers FC, 5-3, to claim the championship trophy, adding to its Fair Play and Golden Boot awards Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court.
The Crushers struck first in the final match with a shot from Christian Schweizer four minutes into the match, but the Strykers’ Bill Kerr, Scott Spindel, and older brother Shawn, quickly tacked on a trio of goals by the end of the 15-minute period to take a commanding 3-1 lead.
After both teams played a scoreless second period, the Crushers took advantage of the Strykers’ defensive lapse in the final period, outscoring their opponents 4-0.
Strykers move to 1st in beach soccer ahead of playoffs
[July 22, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] The Strykers FC are in prime position to successfully defend its Land Shark Beach Soccer League title, ascending to the first-ranked position in league playoffs set to begin Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court.
The Strykers trailed the Crushers FC for the entire season, but two Strykers wins in Week 3, coupled with a Crushers FC loss in the same week, rearranged league standings moving into the playoffs.
The Strykers, hot on a four-game winning streak, first defeated Doosan FC 7-4 with hat tricks from Shawn Spindel and Bill Kerr and an additional goal from Spindel’s younger brother Scott. James Mendiola, Aaron Castro, Arnold Torres, Jr. and Allan Angoco scored for Doosan.