GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

JFK Islanders win first-ever Boys HS Preseason Tourney

[October 24, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] The John F. Kennedy High School Islanders prevented a comeback by Southern High School in a 6-4 contest to win the first-ever IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League Pre-season Tournament presented by Guam Football Association with support from Japan Football Association Sunday evening.

The Islanders amassed a commanding 4-0 lead by halftime and tacked on two more goals before Southern was able to find the back of the net. JFK's Devan Mendiola led all scorers with a hat trick and teammates Eddie Cho, Noah Duenas, and Takumi Ito also scored. Francisco Aquiningoc, Trevin Gonzales, Christopher Bulala, and Seth Surber scored for Southern, all in the second half.

With the win, JFK finished undefeated in the double-elimination, single-day tournament.

Southern dropped its first match of the tournament to Simon Sanchez High School, but next won against Okkodo High School and later, in the team's second match against Simon Sanchez High School to meet JFK in the championship match.

The John F. Kennedy High School Islanders, with Guam Football Association Executive Committee member Tina Esteves and coaches Eladio Manansala and Paul Long, pose for a group photo during the event's awards ceremony. The Islanders defeated the Southern High School Dolphins 6-4 to win the first-ever IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League Pre-Season Tournament, hosted and sponsored by Guam Football Association and supported by Japan Football Association.

The Southern High School Dolphins, with Guam Football Association Executive Committee member Tina Esteves, pose for a group photo during the event's awards ceremony. The Dolphins were presented the event's runner-up trophy after the team's 6-4 loss to the John F. Kennedy High School Islanders in the first-ever IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League Pre-Season Tournament, hosted and sponsored by Guam Football Association and supported by Japan Football Association.

 
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