GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Guam Shipyard defeats Rovers in Budweiser Division I

Guam Shipyard will have the opportunity to take sole possession of the No. 1 spot in Budweiser Soccer League Division I standings against current league frontrunners, Rovers FC, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center in the league’s final match before a two-week holiday break.

Shipyard, currently fourth in league rankings, handed the Rovers their first loss of the season Dec. 15 with a 3-2 edge and will face the team again Sunday in a rescheduled match from Week 1.

In Shipyard’s Dec. 15 win over Rovers, Cameron Giles scored twice – including the eventual game winner – and teammate Donald Weakley also scored. Natsuki Recella and Yaw Antwi-Agyei “Nana” scored for the Rovers. The Rovers’ loss, coupled with Week 8 wins from the Strykers FC, Quality Distributors, and Shipyard, forced a four-way tie for first place, with the Rovers on top with the goal differential advantage.

The Strykers, currently No. 2, defeated Doosan FC 6-1 in the team’s final match before the holiday break. Min Sung Choi scored twice and Michael "Jake" Benito, Philip Au, Austin Cruz, and Christian Dickson scored one each for the winning team. Anthony Manibusan scored Doosan FC's lone goal.

Quality slipped its way to the No. 3 spot with a 5-0 win over the Paradise Fitness Sidekicks. Valiant Borja scored twice and Shane Casey, Jr., Jan-Willem Staman, and Scott Leon Guerrero also scored for Quality.

In Division II action, Rovers DII lead the division following its 2-0 win over United Masters in a rescheduled game Friday evening. Eigo Komatsu and Brian Torres scored for the Rovers DII.

In other matches before the holiday break, the Islanders FC, second to only the Rovers DII based on points, defeated the Crushers 3-1 with goals from Devan Mendiola, Leon Bamba, and Joey Cruz. Tumon defeated the Strykers DII 5-1 with two goals from Michael Sypien and one each from Thomas Sheehy, Christopher Means, and Kushal Gurung. Bradley Dickson scored the Strykers DII’s lone goal. The Rovers DII defeated the Pago Bay Disasters 3-0 with two goals from Derek Bender and one from Jeremy Boldt. Big Blue defeated United Masters 3-1 with goals from Jestin Escobar, Jared Quichocho, and Jordan Rosario. James Prebola scored for United Masters.

In the final week of matches in the Masters Division before the holiday break, Rovers Masters defeated IT&E/IP&E 8-0 with two goals from Carlos Barajas and Manoucher Sabeti and one each from Ian Lawton, Ramsey Chichakli, Ty Jacot, and Johannes Gonzalez. Big Blue Masters defeated Strykers Masters 9-4 with four goals from Noel Casilao, two from Roy Abril and Jeongdu Lee, and one from Joseigen Soquena. Susumu Morimoto scored twice for the Strykers Masters and Joel Punzalan, and Enrique Fegurgur also scored.

After Sunday’s final Division I match between the Rovers FC and Guam Shipyard, the league takes a two-week break with matches resuming Jan. 10. A full schedule of matches is available online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-mens-regular-results

Guam Shipyard's Cameron Giles begins to make his way to the goal facing defensive pressure from the Paradise Fitness Sidekicks during during a Week 7 Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Giles scored the lone goal in Shipyard's 1-0 win.

The Rovers FC's Abraham Gutierrez and Guam Shipyard's Gen Fudo get in a foot race to the ball during a Week 8 Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard won 3-2.

Guam Shipyard's Donald Weakley maneuvers the ball away from the Rovers FC's Sisank Kotwal to keep possession in a Week 8 Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard won 3-2.

Quality Distributors FC's Bradley Miller tries to control the ball with his chest before attempting a shot against the Paradise Fitness Sidekicks during a Week 8 Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality won 5-0.

Pago Bay Disasters' Alvin Merfalen gets swarmed by Rovers FC DII defenders as he tries to make his way to the goal during a Week 7 Division II match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Rovers DII won 3-0.

Big Blue Masters' Robbi Crisostomo takes the ball up the right flank against the Strykers Masters during a Week 8 Masters Division match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Big Blue won 9-4.

Strykers Masters' Susumu Morimoto attempts to get the ball around the defense of Big Blue Masters' Marfil Doronila during a Week 8 Masters Division match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Big Blue won 9-4.

Paradise Fitness Sidekicks' Shawn Spindel tries to keep possession of the ball on his way to the goal facing defensive pressure from Guam Shipyard's Jon Odell during a Week 7 Division I match of the Budweiser Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard won 1-0.

 
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