Guam Mini Masakada set to compete in AFC tourney

Guam Mini Masakada set to compete in AFC tourney

[May 16, 2015 – Harmon, Guam] The Mini Masakåda, Guam U14 Girls National football team, will be traveling to Beijing, China Sunday for the 2015 AFC U14 Girls Regional Championship, where the team is set to face Japan, Korea Republic, and Chinese Taipei in Group A.

Guam’s opening match will be played May 19 against Chinese Taipei at 2 p.m. Beijing time. The team will next play Japan the following day at 5 p.m. Beijing time. Guam’s final group match will be played May 21 at 5 p.m. Beijing time against Korea Republic. In Group B, host country China, P.R., DPR Korea, Hong Kong, and the Northern Mariana Islands will play group matches. The team learned of its group match opponents during the tournament’s official draw on February 10.

Each group winner and group runner up will move on to the tournament’s semifinal, scheduled to be played beginning May 23. The final match, which will determine the champions of the East region, will be played May 24 at 5 p.m. Beijing time.

In addition to the AFC tournament in China, the team also will be traveling to Maui next month for another tournament.

In the photo are, front row left to right: Richelle Ragadio, Minami Rabago, Tiffani Lopez, Hannah Cruz, Shyann Roberto, and Vanessa Cruz. In the middle row from left to right are Koharu Minato, Equipment Manager, Chloe Salas, Isabella Rodriguez, Samantha Fegurgur, Jinae Teria, Jenna Han, Isabella Bass, and Kimberly Sherman, Team Manager. In the back row from left to right are Sang Hoon Kim, Youth National Team Technical Director, Mia San Nicolas, Sabrina Kenney, Ieysha Lasala, Hana Fernandez, Annabelle Basto, Brianne Leon Guerrero and Kyung Shipman, Head Coach.