GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Playoffs loom for top teams in Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup

[October 24, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Wings Red managed to avert a Bank of Guam Strykers spoiler in the final week of the regular season of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Strykers’ Micah Hennegan, the division’s Golden Boot winner, managed to net a hat trick by the 54th minute to put his team ahead 3-1; however, with an upset brewing solely for bragging rights before Oct. 30’s playoff semifinals, two back-to-back goals by John Anthony Cruz for Wings Red in the 68th and 69th minutes of play eventually forced a 3-3 draw, keeping his team’s undefeated record intact. Wings Red’s Tyler Presto scored his team’s other goal in the first half.

In the U18 Division’s other match, eleven players from defending champions Quality Distributors scored in a 12-1 win over a shorthanded Tigers team.

Taka Ward led all scorers with two goals for the winning team and teammates Matthew Calip, Kanta Terai, Tara Usita-Lee, Sam Larkin, James Lee, James Jeong, Eddie Huang, Camden Camacho, Matthew Lenherr, and An Truong also scored. Foley Ngirchokebai scored the Tigers’ lone goal.

Division playoffs begin Oct. 30 with No. 2 ASC Trust Islanders taking on No. 3 Bank of Guam Strykers at 7 p.m. No. 1 Wings Red will play against No. 4 Quality Distributors, also at 7 p.m.

In Saturday’s U15 Division play, the ASC Trust Islanders continue undefeated with a 4-1 win over Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club. Christian Kido, Caiyle Gogue, Rylee Guzman, and Sein Dela Cruz all scored one each for the winning team. Patrick Haimin scored Dededo’s lone goal.

The Bank of Guam Strykers won their first match of the season, defeating the Tigers 4-2 with a hat trick by Andrew Stenson. Stenson’s brother Alexander scored the team’s other goal in the win. Allan Aranas and Emilio Babauta scored the Tigers’ goals.

U15 division teams will play their final regular season matches Saturday, with both games determining playoff spots. The ASC Trust Islanders need at least a draw with Wings Red to keep its No. 1 spot for playoffs. The Wings Red, currently ranked No. 2, need a win against the Islanders to take the top spot based on superior goal differential. In the day’s other match, the Strykers need at least a draw with Dededo to advance to the playoffs. Dededo needs to win against the Strykers to take the fourth and final spot for playoffs.

In Saturday’s U13 Division matches, the ASC Trust Islanders finished the regular season undefeated with a 4-0 win over Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club. The division’s Golden Boot winner Nainoa Norton scored twice in the win and teammates Justin Joseph and Khole Martinez also scored. The division’s Golden Glove winner Jariah San Gil was credited with the team’s clean sheet.

The Guam Shipyard Wolverines defeated the Bank of Guam Strykers 6-3 with two goals from Nathan Toves and one ache from Erwin Manibusan, Robert Moulthrop, Joshua Young, and Tyler Concepcion. Andrew Choi scored all three goals for the Strykers. With the loss, the Strykers were eliminated from playoff contention.

U13 division takes a weeklong break before playoffs begin Nov. 4

Schedules and statistics are online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-youth-fall-results

 

The ASC Trust Islanders' Kris Fernandez leaps to connect on a corner kick with a header against the Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club in a Week 9 U15 Division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League played Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders won 4-1.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Alexander Stenson looks for options from the midfield against the Tigers during a Week 9 U15 Division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League played Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Strykers won 4-2.

 

Wings Red's John Anthony Cruz prepares to send a long pass to a teammate as the Bank of Guam Strykers' Joe Connelley tracks him on defense during a Week 10 U18 Division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League played Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Wings Red and the Strykers battled to a 3-3 draw.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Micah Hennegan controls the ball as he looks for an opportunity to turn to the goal against Wings Red during a Week 10 U18 Division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League played Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Wings Red and the Strykers battled to a 3-3 draw.

 

Tigers' Foley Ngirchokebai attempts to stop Quality Distributors' Eddie Huang (in green vest), from advancing through the midfield during a heavy downpour in a Week 10 U18 Division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League played Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality Distributors defeated the Tigers 12-1.

 

Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club's Shuntaro Suzuki and the ASC Trust Islanders' Jada Han battle for possession of the ball during a Week 10 U13 Division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League played Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders won 4-0.

 

Guam Shipyard Wolverines' Erwin Manibusan controls the ball from a throw-in as Bank of Guam Strykers' Shane Shedd tracks him on defense during a Week 10 U13 Division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League played Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Wolverines won 6-3.

 
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