GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Women's intermediate soccer opens with 5 matches

[June 7, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Joining FC Familia and playing in the team’s opening week match of the Guam Football Association Women’s Intermediate 7-A-Side Recreational League Sunday was a homecoming for many players like Erin Retuyan.

“This is my first time back to the soccer field since my high school days and I’m glad I’m playing again,” said Retuyan, who played for the George Washington High School Geckos in the early 2000s. “It felt awesome – this is my sport, the one sport I loved to play when I was still in school. With my family and work, I hadn’t really made time for myself to come out to play soccer since high school, but now that I’m back, I don’t think I’ll be able to stop.

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Lady Crushers win Fun in the Sun Beach Soccer tourney

[May 15, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The Personal Finance Center Lady Crushers were crowned champions of the sand pitch after the one-day Fun in the Sun II Women's Beach Soccer Tournament held Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court.

Earlier in the day, the Lady Crushers were dropped to the Losers Bracket by the Lady Rovers, but clawed back into the main draw with wins over the Isla Paint and Roofing Supply Lady Strykers and Pacific Cooling Island Breeze.

In the winner-take-all championship match, the Lady Crushers defeated the Lady Rovers 4-2.

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Women's rec soccer takes center stage on Mother's Day

[May 11, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Hundreds of mothers capped an eventful Mother’s Day Sunday with fun, Week 3 matches of the Docomo Pacific GFA Soccer Moms League and Women’s Starter League in the at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

“What better way to complete our Mother’s Day celebration than to spend it with other moms on the field playing soccer together,” said Lupe Guzman of the Quality Distributors Momsters. “My family and I were busy today – we started in the morning going to the store to buy food to prepare brunch for my mom at her home, and then after, my kids and I went to Chuck E. Cheese’s for a birthday party. After, I prepared to play my soccer match.”

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Recreational women's leagues begin Spring 2016 seasons

[April 25, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] It may have taken some coaxing from co-workers, but Bank of Guam Team Ifit’s Marlene Salas is glad she eventually gave in to play in the first-ever Guam Football Association Women’s Starter League at the GFA National Training Center Sunday.

“I was skeptical at first when my co-workers first asked me to join the team to help fill our roster for the league,” said Salas, Team Ifit’s goalkeeper. “I’m glad though that I decided to try it out. In my first-ever game, it was definitely intense and tiring, but a really good experience. It was exciting playing on defense and stopping the ball, especially the shots from close range.

“I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of playing sports to try out soccer,” the Santa Rita resident added.

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Moms emulate kids' talent in Soccer Moms League

[June 22, 2015 - Harmon, Guam] For many mothers who play in the Docomo Pacific GFA Soccer Moms League, the recognized athletic talent of their children oftentimes precedes them, creating certain expectations from teammates and opponents alike.

“When I first joined my team in the league, I would feel a little intimidated when some of my teammates would tell me, wow, your daughter is such a good player, maybe she got it from you and they would think I knew how to play,” said the Momsters’ Dee Shippey, mother of three soccer-playing children, including Franshay Shippey, IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League championship match MVP and youth national team player. “I actually never played soccer before until I joined the Soccer Moms League. I always tell others that the passion my children have to play the sport are really from them and I just support them when they play.

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