GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

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.

In the lower bracket match played Saturday, the University of Guam Tritons eliminated the Crushers FC from the playoffs with a 12-3 victory.

Jacques Diambra-Odi, Michael Topasna, and John Raz all finished with a hat trick each for UOG and teammate Randall “Ben” Wiegand scored twice. Dominic Gadad, who managed to keep a clean sheet for UOG through two periods as goalkeeper, scored the team’s other goal as a field player in the third period.

Joshua Cepeda scored twice for the Crushers and Tyler Guyton scored the team’s other goal.

With the win, UOG will next face the Strykers at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Both teams – with one loss each – will be fighting to stay alive in playoffs in the lower half of the bracket.

The playoff bracket is online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-mens-beach-results

 

Bobcat Rovers' Arnold Torres tries to find a way to maneuver the ball past Bank of Guam Strykers' Andre Gadia (No. 12) as Hiro Asoshina looks on during a Round 2 match of the LandShark Beach Soccer League double-elimination playoffs Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court. Bobcat Rovers won 6-2.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Mark Chargualaf attempts to advance the ball past Bobcat Rovers' Brandon Auayan during a Round 2 match of the LandShark Beach Soccer League double-elimination playoffs Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court. Bobcat Rovers won 6-2.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Francis Chargualaf intercepts a pass intended for Bobcat Rovers' Noah Duenas and attempts to bring the ball through mid court during a Round 2 match of the LandShark Beach Soccer League double-elimination playoffs Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court. Bobcat Rovers won 6-2.

 

University of Guam Tritons' John Raz looks for an opportunity to kick the ball in the goal as Crushers FC goalkeeper Justin Samonte (right) and teammate Joshua Samonte (left) attempt to stop the shot during a Round 2 match of the LandShark Beach Soccer League double-elimination playoffs Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court. UOG won 12-3.

 

University of Guam Tritons' Rafael Sablan attempts to gain possession of the ball as Crushers FC third-period goalkeeper Joshua Samonte makes a move to try to grab the ball during a Round 2 match of the LandShark Beach Soccer League double-elimination playoffs Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court. UOG won 12-3.

 

Crushers FC's Tyler Guyton moves to get the ball past University of Guam Tritons' John Raz during a Round 2 match of the LandShark Beach Soccer League double-elimination playoffs Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court. UOG won 12-3.

 
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