19 Feb Men’s Premier soccer continues Friday, women’s league on break
Wins by both Lots of Art Tattoo Heat and the University of Guam Tritons earned them higher spots in Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division standings following Week 12 action at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
In the first of two matches played Feb. 15, Lots of Art Tattoo Heat moves up to the sixth spot in league standings after defeating Guam Shipyard 4-2 with one goal each from Seth Surber, Gideon Tyquiengco, Lance Chargualaf, and Blaise Alig. Donovan Reyes and Donald Weakley scored for Guam Shipyard.
In the late match, two second-half goals from Jherico Tiamzon catapulted UOG to a 2-1 win over the Sidekicks SC. Julian Ada scored the lone goal for the Sidekicks.
With the win, UOG leapfrogs Sidekicks SC to the eighth spot in Premier Division rankings.
The other five teams in the Premier Division took a break over Valentine’s Day weekend and return to action beginning Friday.
Quality Distributors will take on UOG at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by Manhoben Lalahi playing against Guam Shipyard at 9 p.m.
In Saturday’s doubleheader, the NAPA Rovers and the Islanders FC face off at 6:30 p.m. followed by Lots of Art Tattoo Heat taking on undefeated league leaders Bank of Guam Strykers FC at 8:30 p.m.
BUD LIGHT WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE
In Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Premier Division action Sunday at GFA, the Islanders FC slipped past Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat 1-0 with the eventual game winner by Jadyn Palomares.
In other matches, league leaders Bank of Guam Lady Strykers settled for a 1-1 draw with Quality Distributors. Samantha Kenney scored for the Lady Strykers and Franshay Shippey scored for Quality.
The University of Guam Lady Tritons forced a 3-3 draw with Guam Shipyard Women. Down 3-1 with about 15 minutes left on the clock, the Lady Tritons ignited their offense with a pair of goals from Colleen Naden – in the 85th and 87th minutes – for the eventual final score. Naden also scored in the first half to lead all scorers with a hat trick in the contest. Olivia Elliott scored twice for Guam Shipyard Women and Veronica Dydasco also scored.
The Bud Light Women’s Soccer League takes a week break and continues Mar. 1.
To view GFA’s calendar of events and league matches, visit https://guamfa.com/events
University of Guam Lady Tritons’ Colleen Naden controls the ball as Guam Shipyard Women’s Minami Rabago pressures her on defense during a Week 10 match of the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Premier Division Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. UOG and Guam Shipyard battled to a 3-3 draw. Photo by Andee Tydingco / GFA
Islanders FC’s Kiyoni Yamaguchi attempts to clear the ball away from Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat during a Week 10 match of the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Premier Division Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders won 1-0. Photo by Andee Tydingco / GFA
Quality Distributors FC’s Yae Kawauchi attempts to stay in possession of the ball as Bank of Guam Lady Strykers’ Samantha Kenney stays close on defense during a Week 10 match of the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Premier Division Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality and the Lady Strykers played to a 1-1 draw. Photo by Andee Tydingco / GFA