Guam U15 girls conclude EAFF tourney with win over HK
[April 22, 2017 - Shanghai, China PR] The Junior Masakåda, Guam U15 women’s national team, wrapped up its campaign in the 2017 EAFF U15 Girls Tournament in Shanghai, China PR with a 1-0 win over regional rival Hong Kong Thursday at the Jinshan Sports Center.
“I’m super excited for the result and very pleased with the girls and their performance throughout the whole tournament,” said Maggie Phillips, Guam head coach, after the match. “With each game we played, we progressively got better. The girls figured out their positions particularly, adjusted what they needed to, and then (Thursday), came out and got the job done, just like I asked them to.”
Guam played the aggressor in the match, deploying a high press from the opening whistle and pushing Hong Kong defenders into panic mode early on in the 70-minute contest.
Guam U15 girls, Mongolia settle for draw in EAFF tourney
[April 19, 2017 - Shanghai, China PR] The Junior Masakåda, Guam U15 Women’s national team, dominated in its fixture against Mongolia in Day 2 of the EAFF U15 Girls Tournament in Shanghai, China, PR, but was forced to settle for a 1-1 draw Tuesday.
With Guam’s record at one draw and one loss in two matches, the team is looking forward to earning a better result against Hong Kong in its final fixture of the tournament set to be played Thursday at 11 a.m. Shanghai time at the Jinshan Sports Center.
“I’m definitely disappointed in the score result,” said Maggie Phillips, Junior Masakåda head coach. “They dominated in the game against Mongolia and they did what I asked them to do, so I’m not disappointed in the players, but just the draw result. The only thing we could have done better was to get more goals in. We had the opportunities and we just didn’t capitalize, which is something we need to work on. I still feel they performed really well and they’ve gotten better even since our first game, so I’m very proud of them.
Junior Masakada ready for AFC tournament in Thailand
[August 12, 2016 - Harmon, Guam] Months of preparation by the Junior Masakåda, Guam’s U16 Women’s national football team, will be put to the test in Group A play at the 2017 AFC U16 Women’s Championship Qualifier in Chonburi, Thailand in about two weeks.
A mix of veteran and new players has been selected to fill Guam’s traveling roster for the tournament, which opens Aug. 27 and concludes Sept. 5. Chonburi is located about 42 miles southeast of Bangkok.
“We’ve been practicing every day, working really hard to get to where we want to be as a team and scrimmaging with other teams to prepare us for the competition out there,” said Jenna Han, a student at St. John’s School who also plays for the ASC Trust Islanders in the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League.
Open tryouts being held for Guam U16 Women's national soccer team
If you are one of the best, eligible soccer players to represent Guam at the 2013 AFC U16 Women’s Championship, team coaches are calling you to open tryouts.
Open tryouts currently are being held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Players attending tryout sessions must wear royal blue and be in full gear, including shin guards and cleats. Players also must bring their own water or sports drinks.
Guam's U16 women's national team ready to take on challenge in China
Guam's U16 women's national team will face one of its toughest challenges beginning Sept. 26 when the players face Japan in the championship round of the AFC U16 Women's Championship in Nanjing, China.
"The goal no doubt is to qualify for the semifinals," said head coach Brett Maluwelmeng. "To say it won't be easy would be a massive understatement, as we'll be going up against defending champion Japan in our first match. However, I dare say with our strategy, hard work and a bit of luck, we can sneak a result.