GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Jamboree set for U6 to U12 in youth soccer

After nine weeks of match play in the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League, teams in four age divisions will engage in the season-ending Grassroots Jamboree, complete with back-to-back fun matches and activity stations.

“The Jamboree is a lot of fun,” said Zaven Piolo, who plays for Community First Dededo Soccer Club in the U10 division. “I like the Jamboree because I get to play a lot of matches with my teammates. I get tired, but it’s fun. I like scoring goals and helping my teammates score goals.”

The Grassroots Jamboree will feature shortened, back-to-back matches for teams in the U6, U8, U10, and U12B divisions, as well as an activity station in the rotation. Many youth clubs also will celebrate the end of the season with player awards in a fiesta-like atmosphere. The Jamboree schedule will be available online at www.GuamFA.com.

For the U12A, U14 and U17 divisions, it will be business as usual with regularly scheduled matches.

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ASC Trust Islanders win U12A championship

The ASC Trust Islanders avenged a regular season loss to the Wings to take the U12A division championship crown of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Wings, undefeated for the season, dropped its only match in the championship game to the Islanders 6-4. Jonathan Sevilla had the golden boot for the Islanders with four goals. Javian Cruz and Warren Chen also scored for the Islanders. Matthew Iseke and Niclas Vavra each scored twice for the Wings.

“It feels great, it feels awesome to win the championship – I feel like the team can do anything,” said Sevilla, an 11-year-old student at St. Paul Christian School. “We played with good defense, and the Wings did too. For me, as the team’s forward/striker, I had to really work to get open to receive the ball and shoot.

“I look forward to returning in the fall season later this year and helping the team defend the title,” added Sevilla.

Triple J Auto Group awarded each player in the Islanders U12A team with a limited edition, hand-sewn Kia FIFA World Cup soccer ball for their championship victory.

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ASC Trust Islanders earn spot in U12A finals

ASC Trust Islanders goalkeeper Edward Reyes was celebrated as his team’s “super hero” after the 11-year-old helped his team defeat the Tigers in a penalty kick shootout in the U12A division semifinals of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

“After we drew with the Tigers and the referee called for a penalty kick shootout, I kept telling myself to just try my best,” Reyes said after the match. “As I got ready in the goal every time a Tigers player came up for a penalty kick, I would think to myself, it’s not going in, it won’t go in.

“My team is happy we won. To win the championship, I think we have to work harder with shooting (on frame),” added Reyes, a student at Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School.

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ASC Islanders Betde win U17 youth soccer title with 4-3 comeback win over Wings Red

The ASC Islanders Betde found themselves in an unfamiliar predicament early on in the championship match of the Chevrolet Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League U17 division – down 3-0 – but tallied four goals in light of the deficit for the 4-3 victory at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders Betde capped their undefeated season with the division title over nemesis Wings Red, the only team that managed to force the champions’ lone draw in the regular season.

The Wings Red’s Gen Fudo quickly put up his team 2-0 early in the contest, with shots from the left wing. Moments later, the Wings Red emerged with a commanding 3-0 lead when Isaiah Lagutang managed to curve his free kick around the Islanders Betde wall and into the goal from the top of the penalty box.

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