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Quality wins Guam FA Cup tournament over Table 35 Espada FC

Members of the Quality Distributors FC team hoist the coveted Guam FA Cup in an awards ceremony following the championship match of the 6th Annual Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Espada FC at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality Distributors FC defeated Table 35 Espada FC 2-1 for the 2013 title.Quality Distributors FC invigorated its fans with a faster-paced and much stronger second-half showing to eclipse Table 35 Espada FC 2-1 in the championship game of the 6th Annual Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant & Bar at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. For the fourth time in six years, the Quality Distributors FC team proudly hoisted one of the most coveted pieces of hardware in Guam soccer – the Guam FA Cup, the symbol of the year’s top men’s soccer team. Quality Distributors FC won the inaugural tournament, as well as the tournament’s second edition. The most recent year the team won the tournament was 2011. Guam Shipyard remains as the only other team that has had won the distinction of Guam FA Cup champion, winning in 2010 and 2012.

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Quality to face Table 35 in final of Guam FA Cup Saturday

Quality Distributors FC's Devin Maluwelmeng moves with the ball toward the goal past the Southern Cobras' Austin Cruz, while Cruz's teammate Roy Abril keeps pace on the play during a semifinal match of the 6th Annual Guam FA Cup tournament at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality defeated the Cobras 4-1 to punch its ticket to the championship game.For the sixth straight year, Quality Distributors FC will be playing for the coveted Guam FA Cup trophy, this time against Table 35 Espada FC in the 6th Annual Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant and Bar at the Guam Football Association National Training Center 7 p.m. Saturday. In five tournaments, Quality has hoisted the trophy three times, conceding the honor only twice – to Guam Shipyard on both occasions, including last year. The team entered the finals of the 2013 tournament after defeating the Southern Cobras 4-1 in the semifinals.

With the match scoreless at the half, Quality gained the advantage first when the team was presented with a penalty kick opportunity after Andre Gadia was fouled in the box.

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Guam FA Cup tournament quarterfinal matchups set

The Paintco Strykers' Derek Bender attempts to gain control of the ball as Doosan FC defenders try to clear the ball out of the penalty box in a match of the 2013 Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant and Bar at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers defeated Doosan 5-1 to advance to the quarterfinals.The quarterfinal matchups of the 6th Annual Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant and Bar are set with the conclusion of Week 2 games of the tournament.

Defending champion Guam Shipyard had no difficulty advancing as Round of 16 opponents United FC Vipers were forced to forfeit due to a shortage of players at kick off time. Guam Shipyard is set to face the Ambassadors 5 p.m. Sunday. The Ambassadors eliminated Xtra Krispy FC 13-2 in the Round of 16 to move along in the bracket. The Ambassadors’ Mohammed Sahid, who currently leads the tournament in goals scored, powered in five goals for the winning team and teammate Jeremy Hewitt finished with a hat trick. Nick Cabuhat scored twice and teammates Thomas Flores, Joshua Cepeda and Ryan Ledger each contributed a goal.

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Top four ranked teams earn tickets to semifinals of the Guam FA Cup

Quality Distributors' Scott Spindel gets around the Paintco Strykers goalkeeper J.R. Campos (on ground) en route to the goal during a quarterfinal match of the 2013 Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant and Bar at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality defeated the Strykers 5-3.No one said it was going to be easy, but the top four ranked teams all managed to make their way to the semifinals of the 6th Annual Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant and Bar at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Although the odds were in favor of Guam Shipyard on paper from the beginning, the defending champions were up against the Ambassadors, a Budweiser Soccer League Division II team on a two-game winning streak, with 18 goals scored in as many games. The Ambassadors put the No. 2 ranked team in check early on, scoring the first goal in four minutes on a shot by Jeremy Hewitt and another goal in the 21st minute courtesy of Mohammed Sahid, who had scored seven times in his team’s previous two games in the tournament.

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Four teams advance on opening week of the GFA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35

Quality Distributors FC's Scott Leon Guerrero moves the ball to find space for a shot around an FC Shotguns defender during opening week play of the Guam FA Cup presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant and Bar at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality defeated the Shotguns 8-0.After over a month since the conclusion of the Budweiser Soccer League for most teams, the island’s men are back on the pitch for the 2013 Guam FA Cup, presented by Bank of Guam and Table 35 Restaurant and Bar.

A total of 27 goals were scored in four matches during the opening week of the tournament, advancing four teams to the next round of the bracket while eliminating the respective losing teams. No. 1-ranked Quality Distributors FC needed over 30 minutes to open scoring in the tournament’s opening match, but convincingly eliminated its opponent, FC Shotguns, 8-0. Scott Leon Guerrero scored on shot from the right side in the 35th minute and eventually finished with a hat trick, also scoring in the 43rd minute and the 62nd minute. Aaron Scott scored twice in the contest and teammates Scott Spindel, Kaito Inoue, and Imry Campbell also scored. The Paintco Strykers advanced to the next round after blanking the Pago Bay Disasters 9-0. Hiro Asoshina finished with a hat trick and teammate Romaine Loney scored twice. Jan-Willem Staman, Derek Bender and Jarrod Reyes each scored once. The Strykers’ other goal came on a Pago Bay own goal in the 62nd minute.

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