Panthers deny Geckos preseason title in final PK shootout
[March 19, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Guam High School Panthers denied the George Washington High School Geckos a second-straight pre-season title, winning a penalty kick shootout in the Guam Football Association Girls High School Soccer Preseason Challenge Cup Saturday at GFA.
The Panthers’ cohesive defensive unit managed to stop the Geckos’ top scorers, Jalana Garcia, Colleen Naden, and Skyylerblu Johnson in regular time, forcing a penalty kick shootout to determine the winner of the sixth-annual event, put on by the GFA Women’s Committee with support from Japan Football Association.
Panthers’ goalkeeper Alleria Putnam was her team’s shootout hero, stopping the Geckos’ final two shooters to set up teammate Aubrey Esteves to close out the match.
Knights top Obispos for 2017 Sugar and Spice festival title
[March 7, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The St. John’s School Knights topped two-time defending champions Bishop Baumgartner Memorial Catholic School Obispos 1-0 to win the 2017 Guam Football Association Sugar and Spice Middle School Girls Soccer Festival Saturday at GFA.
In the final showdown, interrupted momentarily by an early-evening power outage, the Knights managed to shift momentum in their favor in the closing minutes. With just two minutes left on the match clock, the Knights’ Kaia Malakooti took advantage of a mistimed ball clearance by Obispos defenders and lofted her shot into the upper near post for the eventual game winner.
The 10th annual festival, realized with assistance from FIFA and support from Japan Football Association, featured 11 teams from both the IIAAG Middle School Girls Soccer League and the Interscholastic Middle School Girls Soccer League.
JFK Islanders win 2016 IIAAG Boys HS soccer title
[December 18, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] John F. Kennedy High School Islanders' Eddie Cho had the game-winning strike against St. John's School in extra time to help lift his team to a 2-1 victory in the championship match of the 2016 IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League held at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday.
Devan Mendiola scored the Islanders' goal in regulation time. Kian Malakooti scored St. John's lone goal.
The winning school, also winners of the first-ever GFA Boys High School Soccer Preseason Tournament, featured three players on the All-Island First Team selection, as well as championship match MVP Takumi Ito.
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.
Magahaga beat Metgot in HS Girls All-Star showdown
[May 26, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Team Magahaga defeated Team Metgot in the first-ever IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Stars invitational - 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout Wednesday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
The score ended in a 1-1 deadlock by the end of regulation time. Jenna Han's strike from a left-side cross by Jestyne Sablan gave Team Magahaga the lead early in the second half.
Team Metgot's Skyylerblu Johnson leveled the match late in the second half on a penalty kick, earned after her teammate Jalana Garcia was taken down in the box by Team Magahaga defender Aubrey Esteves.