Guam secures boys title at 2018 Marianas Cup tourney

[October 7, 2018 - Saipan, NMI] The Guam U17 Boys National Team went perfect from the spot to capture the 2018 Marianas Cup championship trophy in a 5-3 penalty shootout against the Northern Mariana Islands in the weekend’s tournament at the new NMI National Training Center in Koblerville, Saipan.

NMI was less than a minute away from escaping on top after Sunjoon Tenorio’s goal in the 85th minute gave his team a 4-3 lead through to stoppage time, but in the waning seconds of the match, Guam speedster Micah Hennegan finished a through pass from Mark Iseke to force a penalty kick shootout. 

In the ensuing shootout, both teams remained level until a stop on Tenorio’s shot by Guam goalkeeper Alexander Stenson set up a perfect opportunity for the visiting team. Morgan McKenna, Guam’s fifth kicker, kept his composure to place his kick, ending the highly intense match that kept hundreds of spectators on their feet for the majority of the contest.


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