03 Aug Sidekicks topple previously undefeated Shipyard women
[August 2, 2021 – Harmon, Guam] The Sidekicks FC toppled the previously undefeated Guam Shipyard Women’s 6-2 in Week 5 of the Bud Light Women’s Futsal League Sunday afternoon at the Guam Sports Complex gym.
Ariya Cruz and Elisha Benavente both scored twice in the win and teammates Taylor Salas and Adrianna Cruz-Aguon also added to the Sidekicks’ goal haul. Shyann Roberto scored both goals for Guam Shipyard.
Shipyard’s loss created a three-way tie for first place in league standings based on points with only two weeks left in the regular season. With three teams in a tie for first place with a 4-1 win-loss record, Quality Distributors FC moves up to first place based on a goal difference of +45, followed by Shipyard with a goal difference of +28, and Bank of Guam Lady Strykers with a goal difference of +21.
The Sidekicks FC will have another chance to topple a league leader in Week 6 play, taking on Quality Distributors at 5 p.m. Aug. 8. In Week 5, Quality increased its goal difference in competition with an 18-2 win over the Metro Pacific Inc. Islanders.
Caylani Estoy led all scorers with a double hat trick and teammate Franshay Shippey scored four. Annie Jones recorded a hat trick and teammate Yae Kawauchi scored twice. Victoria Rapadas, Hannah Tyquiengco and Randi-Jo Paulino each contributed a goal in the win. Erlissa Delfin and Isabella Bass scored for the Islanders.
Estoy’s double-hat trick performance puts her at second place in the Golden Boot race with 18 for the season, trailing race leader Colleen Naden of Guam Shipyard by just one goal. Kawauchi is in third with 16 goals for the season.
Guam Shipyard Women’s next plays against defending champion Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Southern Heat, 2-1 winners over Team Mosa’s in Week 5. Samantha Fegurgur scored both goals in the Heat’s win and Demi-Rae Shimizu scored for Mosa’s.
In Week 5’s other match, the Bank of Guam Lady Strykers defeated the Southern Cobras 12-2. Jordan Baden led all scorers with four and teammates Maggie Phillips, Sabrina Kenney, and Richelle Ragadio each scored twice in the win. Koharu Minato and Christina Duenas also scored for the Strykers. Analea Meno scored both goals for the Cobras.
With the win, Southern Heat (3-2) stays at fourth place in league standings ahead of the Sidekicks (3-2) based on head-to-head competition. On Jul. 11, the Heat defeated the Sidekicks 8-1.
The league’s schedule of matches and statistics are available online at https://guamfa.com/gfa-programs/all-leagues/womens/futsal/schedules-and-results/