Mini Masakåda Off to China to Compete in 2016 AFC Tourney

Mini Masakåda Off to China to Compete in 2016 AFC Tourney

[Harmon, Guam – May 15, 2016] – The Mini Masakåda, Guam U14 Girls national team, departed Guam early Sunday morning to compete in this week’s 2016 AFC U14 Girls Regional Championship East Region at the National Football Training Center in Beijing, China P.R.

The team has been drawn into Group B with Chinese Taipei, DPR Korea, and Hong Kong. After pool play, the top two teams from each group will move into a playoff to determine the regional champion. The other group, Group A, consists of the host country, China P.R., Japan, Korea Republic, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Guam will play its first match on Tuesday against Hong Kong at 2 p.m. Beijing time, followed by a match against DPR Korea the following day at 5 p.m. Beijing time. Guam’s final pool play match will kick off at 2 p.m. against Chinese Taipei on May 19. Results will be posted on the AFC Web site here.

The Mini Masakåda recently competed in a tune-up tournament in Hong Kong, the Jockey Club Girls International Youth Football Invitational tournament where they played against Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.

In the photo, taken at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Friday, are from left to right, front row: Christen De Castro, Asst. Coach Ross Awa, Asst. Coach Kimberly Sherman, Head Coach Ashley Besagar, Team Manager Chyna Ramirez, and Kiarra Hutcherson. In the middle row, from left to right, are Lauren Phillips, Abigail San Gil, Maria “Mia” Taitano, Lily Franklin, Hallie Wigsten, Rylee Guzman, Minami Rabago, Jadyn Palomares, and Jinae Teria. In the back row from left to right are Yasmeen Lopez, Vanessa Cruz, Gabrielle Depriest, Kahllyah Gail Sanchez, Samantha Fegurgur, Samantha Kenney, Chansey Rios, and Olivia Leon Guerrero. Not in the photo is Team Trainer/EMT Robinson Di Ramos.