GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Top 4 teams advance to Bank of Guam GFA Cup semis

[May 14, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] All attempts at any upset victories in the quarterfinals of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup were averted over the weekend with the tournament’s top four teams advancing to the semifinals set for Friday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

No. 1-ranked and defending champions NAPA Rovers blanked their D2 counterparts 5-0 with a hat trick by Ian Mariano and a goal from Logan Dillenburger. The Rovers’ other goal came on a Rovers D2 own goal.

The Rovers are set to face No. 4 Bank of Guam Strykers in the semifinals, scheduled to kick off at 7 p.m. Friday. In head-to-head competition from the recently concluded Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division, the Rovers lead the Strykers 3-1.

In the quarterfinals, the Strykers, captained for the night by George Washington High School junior Xavier Naputi, stopped the University of Guam Tritons 3-1 with goals from Scott Spindel, Kyle Halehale, and Lars Peterson. Rafael Sablan scored UOG’s lone goal in the contest. Naputi and older brother Dylan, captain of the Tritons, played on opposing teams in what resulted as the closest match of the tournament’s quarterfinal round.

In the bottom half of the main draw, No. 2 Guam Shipyard advanced to the semifinals with a 9-2 win over Islanders FC. Mark Chargualaf led all scorers with four goals and teammate Donald Weakley contributed a hat trick in the win. Tae Min “Daniel” Kim and Jonathon Cleary also scored for Shipyard.

Brandon Auayan scored for the Islanders in the 16th minute. The Islanders’ other goal came on a Shipyard own goal.

Shipyard is set to face No. 3 Quality Distributors, 8-1 winners over Haya United. Yaw Antwi-Agyei “Nana” led all scorers with four goals and teammate Scott Leon Guerrero scored twice. Quality’s other goal scorers were Jason Kim and Jeremy Boldt, who also spent time as goalkeeper in the match. Seth Surber scored Haya United’s lone goal.

In head-to-head competition from the 2016-2017 Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division, the Shipyard leads Quality 4-0.

Both semifinal matches will kick off at 7 p.m. at the GFA National Training Center. The tournament bracket is online at http://www.GuamFA.com

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Xavier Naputi attempts to clear the ball away from University of Guam Tritons' Jacques Diambra-Odi in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Friday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers advance to the semifinals with a 3-1 win over UOG.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Scott Spindel keeps back University of Guam Tritons' Ben Wiegand from the ball in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Friday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers advance to the semifinals with a 3-1 win over UOG.

 

NAPA Rovers' Eddie Lee Lorenzo controls the ball in midfield against NAPA Rovers D2 in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Friday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. NAPA Rovers won 5-0 over their D2 counterparts.

 

NAPA Rovers D2's Shawn Spindel keeps back NAPA Rovers' Takumi Ito to stay in control of the ball in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Friday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. NAPA Rovers won 5-0 over their D2 counterparts.

 

Quality Distributors' Eduardo Calvo controls the ball against Haya United in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality won 8-1 to advance to the semifinals.

 

Quality Distributors' Takefumi Inoue looks for a teammate to pass the ball to against Haya United in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality won 8-1 to advance to the semifinals.

 

Islanders FC's Noah Duenas tries to find a way around the defense of Guam Shipyard's Ajay Pothen in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard won 9-2 to advance to the semifinals.

 

Islanders FC's Inochi Recella tries to stay in control of the ball facing defensive pressure from Guam Shipyard's Jonathon Cleary in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard won 9-2 to advance to the semifinals.

 

Guam Shipyard's Donald Weakley passes the ball to a teammate against Islanders FC in a quarterfinal match of the Bank of Guam 10th Annual GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard won 9-2 to advance to the semifinals.

 
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