GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Defending champs Strykers vs Rovers in Cup finale

[May 24, 2019 - Harmon, Guam] Defending champions Bank of Guam Strykers will take on six-time Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division champions NAPA Rovers FC in the finale of the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Strykers dispatched Quality Distributors FC 5-1 in the semifinals Thursday evening to earn a spot in the championship match to defend their 2018 title. Ian Mariano, Bradley Dickson, Isiah Lagutang, Morgan McKenna, and Ethan Sablan each scored for the Strykers. Joseph Darly scored for Quality.

In the earlier match, the NAPA Rovers FC outlasted Islanders FC 6-4 to punch their ticket to the finals. James Lee and Micah Hennegan each scored twice and teammates Matt Robles and Michael Crowley added one each in the win. Inochi Recella, Antonio Prieto, Aaron Blaz, and Patson Haimin scored for the Islanders.

The championship match is set to kick off at 5 p.m. Sunday at GFA.

Following the men’s match will be the championship match of the Jamaican Grill Women’s GFA Cup featuring Bud Light Women’s Soccer League’s top two teams, Bank of Guam Lady Strykers against Guam Shipyard. The women’s title match will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

Between the championship matches, an awards ceremony will be held to recognize winners from both the Budweiser Soccer League and Bud Light Women’s Soccer League:

Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division

• Champions: NAPA Rovers FC

• Second Place: Bank of Guam Strykers FC

• Golden Boot: Min Sung Choi, NAPA Rovers FC

• Golden Glove: Alexander Stenson, Manhoben Lalahi

• Fair Play: Manhoben Lalahi

Budweiser Soccer League Amateur Division

• Champions: University of Guam Tritons

• Golden Boot: Ryoga Okada, University of Guam Tritons

• Golden Glove: Brian Anderson, GWM Bombers SC

• Fair Play: Bank of Guam Strykers II

Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Premier Division

• Champions: Bank of Guam Lady Strykers

• Second Place: Guam Shipyard

• Golden Boot: Alexandra Shimasaki, Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat

• Golden Glove: Angelyn Sobrevilla, Bank of Guam Lady Strykers

• Fair Play: Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat

Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Amateur Division

• Champions: The Venue Slay

• Golden Boot: Elisha Benavente, University of Guam Lady Tritons

• Golden Glove: Tamera Shimizu, The Venue Slay

• Fair Play: The Venue Sidekicks

There is no admission fee to watch the matches. The day of championships begins with a live performance by local band Fifty Foot Radish at 3:45 p.m. Jamaican Grill will be on site for food sales, and a beer garden featuring Bud products will be on site. During halftime of the Women’s GFA Cup championship match, the final raffle prize winners will be drawn.

Also concluding on Sunday will be the Docomo Pacific Soccer Moms League and the GFA Women’s Recreational League. Top teams from each league will receive awards.

GFA also will be selling tickets for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 1 match between Guam and Bhutan, set to kick off at 3:15 p.m. on June 11 at GFA.

 

NAPA Rovers FC's Min Sung Choi maneuvers around Islanders FC defenders during a semifinal match of the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup Thursday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Rovers won 6-4 to advance to the championship match set for Sunday.

 

The Islanders FC's Michael Castaneda attempts to speed past NAPA Rovers FC's Gustavo Pro during a semifinal match of the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup Thursday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Rovers won 6-4 to advance to the championship match set for Sunday.

 

The Islanders FC's Inochi Recella looks for an opportunity to turn to the goal facing defensive pressure from NAPA Rovers FC's James Lee during a semifinal match of the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup Thursday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Rovers won 6-4 to advance to the championship match set for Sunday.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Scott Spindel tries to stay in control of the ball as Quality Distributors defenders converge on him during a semifinal match of the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup Thursday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers won 5-1 to advance to the championship match set for Sunday.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Bradley Dickson (center) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Quality Distributors during a semifinal match of the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup Thursday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers won 5-1 to advance to the championship match set for Sunday.

 

Quality Distributors' Edson Toussaint keeps Bank of Guam Strykers' Noah Bamba away from the ball during a semifinal match of the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup Thursday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers won 5-1 to advance to the championship match set for Sunday.

 
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