GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Quality Distributors pull off upset against NAPA Rovers

[January 18, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The NAPA Rovers FC’s ascent to the top of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division standings was short-lived, as No. 3 Quality Distributors pulled off a 3-2 upset win in Week 9, according to the latest league statistics released by the Guam Football Association Men’s Committee.

A remarkable diving save by Quality goalkeeper Brett Maluwelmeng on a Marcus Lopez penalty kick late in the second half kept the winning team up at 3-1, but a minor defensive lapse in the 88th minute allowed Lopez to eventually score, cutting the Rovers’ deficit to one goal.

Despite the increased urgency to score after referee James Oh announced five minutes of stoppage time, the Rovers were unable to find the equalizer and the team’s woes continued when Nathan Sablan was ejected from the pitch after receiving his second yellow card of the match in the 90+2 minute.

Antonio Prieto scored twice for Quality and Jason Kim also scored for the winning team. Jan Flores scored the Rovers’ other goal.

Quality is on a three-game undefeated streak following Saturday’s victory and remains comfortably in the No. 3 position in league standings.

In the late match, Guam Shipyard takes back the league’s top spot with a 7-1 victory over Haya United, coupled with Quality’s win over the Rovers.

Tevin Pangelinan and Min Sung Choi each contributed two goals in the win and teammates Mark Chargualaf, Christopher Santos, and Anthony Babauta also scored. Seth Surber scored Haya’s lone goal.

In Division 2 play, the Bobcat Rovers defeated the Sidekicks 3-1 with goals from Cameron Lunod, Matt Robles and Thomas Medler. Shaine Munoz scored for the Sidekicks.

The Islanders FC defeated Lots of Art Tattoo Heat 4-2 with goals from Jordan Jasmin, Brandon Auayan, Aaron Blas, and Noah Duenas. Riley Jones Taijeron and Byron Cruz scored for LOA Heat.

The NAPA Rovers D2 edged the University of Guam Tritons 3-2 with goals from Juan Cruz, Alfredo Villasenor, and Eyuel Yohannes. Jacques Diambra Odi and Dylan Naputi scored for UOG.

The Crushers FC battled to a 1-1 draw with FC Beercelona. Zerek Zimmerman scored for the Crushers and Pele Torres scored for Beercelona.

The Bank of Guam Strykers D2 defeated Shinko Eurocar 5-3 with two goals from John Anthony Cruz and one each from Jon Barnhart, Angelo Cortez, and Christian Cortez. Weneisom Landstrom, Hiroyasu Tokumara, and Junsuke Hosada scored for Shinko.

In Masters Division action, Hyundai Family FC defeated the Bank of Guam Strykers Masters 7-0 with two goals each from Se Lim, Byung Choi, and Chul Park and one from Keith Yoo.

Gino’s FC defeated United Masters 3-2 with two goals from Kiattisak Yolpan and one from Eladio Manansala. Saung Kue Jeung scored United Masters’ goals.

The NAPA Rovers Masters defeated the IT&E Boonie Dawgs 15-0 with four goals from Michael Tate, three from Enrique Interian and two each from Ian Lawton, Edgar Barrios, and Michael Lee. Peter Walls and Hernan Daffara also scored.

Updated statistics are available online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-mens-regular-results

 

NAPA Rovers' Marcus Lopez attempts to control the ball as Quality Distributors FC's Antonio Prieto approaches him on defense during a Week 9 match of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality defeated Rovers 3-2.

 

Quality Distributors FC's Scott Leon Guerrero passes the ball to a teammate as NAPA Rovers FC's Nathan Sablan pressures him on defense during a Week 9 match of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality defeated Rovers 3-2.

 

Quality Distributors FC's Jason Kim keeps back NAPA Rovers FC's Francis Chargualaf from the ball during a Week 9 match of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality defeated Rovers 3-2.

 

NAPA Rovers' Eddie Lee Lorenzo controls the ball in the midfield as Quality Distributors' Diego Cardona (left) and Joshua Pangelinan (right) approach him on defense during a Week 9 match of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality defeated Rovers 3-2.

 

Guam Shipyard's Anthony Babauta looks to pass the ball to a teammate as Haya United's Giancarlo Abril pressures him on defense during a Week 9 match of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard defeated Haya United 7-1.

 

Haya United's Fred Alig III controls the ball in the midfield against Guam Shipyard during a Week 9 match of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Shipyard defeated Haya United 7-1.

 
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