18 Dec Lady Crushers Win Women’s GFA Cup, Sweep Outdoor Titles
The Doosan Lady Crushers captured the 2014 Women’s GFA Cup championship following a close 3-2 edge over the Lady Rovers in the tournament final held Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
The Lady Crushers managed to take a 2-0 lead with goals from 15-year-old Colleen Naden; however, the Lady Rovers continued to take advantage of Catherine Kendall’s speed to stay in the match, which several times left the Lady Crushers defense scrambling. Catherine Kendall converted twice in the second half, including a long distance strike from the right side that leveled the match in the 81st minute.
As both teams battled to evade extra time, it would be the Lady Crushers’ Simie Willter to pull through for her team in the 90+3 minute. Teammate Skyylerblu Johnson ran the ball up the left flank, momentarily lost it near the corner, managed to recover it from a Lady Rovers defender, and passed it to Colleen Naden who sent it to Simie Willter for the game-winner.
Earlier this year, the Lady Crushers captured first-place honors in both the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Spring season and Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Fall season to sweep all outdoor women’s soccer titles. Each team member received medals and the team received trophies. The Lady Rovers finished in second place in the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Spring season and the Women’s GFA Cup, after winning their lone title in 2014 at the conclusion of the Bud Light Women’s Futsal League.
The Doosan Lady Crushers captured the 2014 Women’s GFA Cup championship following a close 3-2 edge over the Lady Rovers in the tournament final held Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. In the photo, taken during the tournament’s awards ceremony are, front row from left to right, Skyylerblu Johnson, Colleen Naden, Nieves Cabreza, and Carla Haddock. Middle row from left to right are Mya Jade Sanchez, Haane Taitano, Caylani Estoy, Kaeliana Taitano, Ariya Cruz, and Hinako Ito. Back row from left to right are Megan Crisostomo, Simie Willter, Maria Abbey Iriarte, and Katie Mills. During the awards ceremony, the Lady Crushers also received trophies as champions of both the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Spring and Fall seasons and medals for each player. Skyylerblu Johnson also was recognized with a trophy as the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Fall Season Golden Boot winner.