GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

UOG crowned as first champions of Bud Light W2 soccer

[May 1, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The University of Guam Tritons were crowned as first-ever champions of the Bud Light Women's Soccer League W2 Division with a 2-1 win over the previously undefeated Calvo's SelectCare/ISC Team Slay in the division final played Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Tritons managed two goals from Elisha Benavente to get past Team Slay keeper Kathryn Castro, who kept four clean sheets in as many matches during the regular season. Team Slay managed to pull back one in the championship match with a strike from Raelene Tajalle, but could not find the equalizer before time expired.

UOG finished the regular season with a 2-2 record, with losses to Team Slay and FC Familia. UOG avenged both losses in the division playoffs, first fending off FC Familia in the semifinals and Team Slay in the final.

In the awards ceremony following the championship match, UOG was awarded the champions trophy and Team Slay received the runner-up trophy. Team Slay' Kathryn Castro received the division's Golden Glove award as the division's top goalkeeper and teammate Brianna Benito accepted the division's Golden Boot award as the division's top scorer, with seven goals in four matches, one ahead of teammate Lili Baranda.

 

The University of Guam Tritons won against the previously undefeated Calvo's SelectCare/ISC Team Slay 2-1 in the championship match of the Bud Light Women's Soccer League W2 Division to claim the division's first-ever championship title Sunday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Elisha Benavente scored both goals for UOG and Raelene Tajalle scored for Team Slay. In the photo are, from the bottom row, left to right: coach Jacques Diambra-Odi, Philana Lopez, Aiesha Castro, Ashley Borja, Shaeina Torres, Aiyana Shedd, Jestyne Sablan, coach Rod Hidalgo, and Tina Esteves, GFA Executive Committee member. In the back row, from left to right, are: coach Dylan Naputi, Lillian Troy, Koholalii Maertens, Adrianne Flores, Elisha Benavente, Amy Besagar, and Veronica Dydasco.

 

Calvo's SelectCare/ISC Team Slay suffered its first loss, 2-1 to the University of Guam Tritons, in the championship match of the Bud Light Women's Soccer League W2 Division Sunday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Elisha Benavente scored both goals for UOG and Raelene Tajalle scored for Team Slay. Despite the loss, Team Slay swept all top individual awards at the awards ceremony held after the match, with Brianna Benito winning the Golden Boot award as the W2 division's top goal scorer and teammate Kathryn Castro winning the Golden Glove award as the W2 division's top goalkeeper. In the photo are, from the bottom row, left to right: Charity Lujan, Kathryn Castro, and Brianna Benito. In the back row, from left to right, are, Tina Esteves, GFA Executive Committee member, Lili Baranda, Maree Pelkey, Charisse Bolabola, Raelene Tajalle, Derin Santos, April Davis, Estella Blas, Emily Pardilla, and Crystal Pardilla.

 

Calvo's SelectCare/ISC Team Slay's Brianna Benito accepts the Bud Light Women's Soccer League W2 Division Golden Boot award from Guam Football Association Executive Committee member Tina Esteves.

 

Calvo's SelectCare/ISC Team Slay's Kathryn Castro accepts the Bud Light Women's Soccer League W2 Division Golden Glove award from Guam Football Association Executive Committee member Tina Esteves.

 
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