05 Mar JFK, FD to play for 2017 IIAAG Boys HS Soccer title
[December 14, 2017 – Harmon, Guam] Defending champions John F. Kennedy High School Islanders will have an opportunity for back-to-back titles in the IIAAG Boys High School League when the team takes on the Father Duenas Memorial School Friars in the league’s final match Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
A four-goal second half by the Islanders was more than enough to put away the Southern High School Dolphins in Wednesday’s first semifinal match of the playoffs.
After Tayler Bonner scored the lone first-half goal of the contest finishing a corner kick from IIAAG Boys High School Soccer League All-Island MVP Takumi Ito, teammate Kris Fernandez scored the eventual game winner off a Juan Sarmiento assist 18 minutes into the second half. Christian Kido later tacked on another goal for JFK on a rocket from inside the center circle two minutes later and in the 67th minute, Ito made good on his spot kick to put the Islanders up 4-0. Michael Castaneda scored the Islanders’ final goal of the match in the 79th minute before the Dolphins’ Dylan Fegurgur managed to pull one back in stoppage time to prevent a shutout.
The Islanders-Dolphins semifinal match is available for viewing on GFA’s Internet TV channel at https://mycujoo.tv/guamfa?id=11612
In the late semifinal match, the Friars went the distance against Harvest Christian Academy Eagles, winning 4-3 in a penalty kick shootout after going scoreless in regulation and extra time.
The Friars-Eagles semifinal match is available for viewing on GFA’s Internet TV channel at https://mycujoo.tv/guamfa?id=11613
The Friars last won the league title in 2015 when the team defeated the Eagles 1-0.
The Friars will play against the Islanders for the 2017 title at 7 p.m. Saturday after the league’s consolation match between the Eagles and the Dolphins at 5 p.m.
An awards ceremony will follow the matches with a presentation of awards for the IIAAG Boys High School League All-Island First team before awarding the top-finishing teams.