19 Feb Strykers post wins in both men’s, women’s premier soccer
[January 20, 2020 – Harmon, Guam] The Bank of Guam Strykers managed to fend off Islanders FC 4-0 in the battle of the top two teams of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
Scott Spindel led all scorers with two goals and teammates Isiah Lagutang and Marcus Lopez also scored for the winning team.
With the win, the Strykers (6-0) continue as the top-ranked and lone undefeated team in Premier Division standings, while the Islanders (5-3) stay in second place.
In other matches, Manhoben Lalahi defeated the Sidekicks SC 2-1 with one goal each from Christian Kido and Kyle Halehale. David Hwang scored the Sidekicks’ lone goal in the contest.
Quality Distributors FC defeated Lots of Art Tattoo Heat 4-1 with one goal each from Ernest Baah, Bryan Combs, Marvin Redona, and Juan Carlos Mungaray. Seth Surber scored LOA Heat’s lone goal.
Guam Shipyard earned a win against the University of Guam Tritons via forfeit.
The NAPA Rovers received a bye Saturday.
In the Golden Boot race, Marcus Lopez extends his lead to 14 goals through Week 8 of the league, followed by the Islanders’ Eddie Cho with nine. Quality’s Ernest Baah is third with eight goals.
Starting with Week 9, Premier Division matches will be played on both Fridays and Saturdays.
Quality Distributors will take on Manhoben Lalahi at 7 p.m. Friday and NAPA Rovers FC will play against Lots of Art Tattoo Heat at 9 p.m. Friday.
The Sidekicks will play against Guam Shipyard at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, followed by the University of Guam Tritons against the Bank of Guam Strykers at 8:30 p.m.
BUD LIGHT WOMEN’S SOCCER LEAGUE
In Sunday’s Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Premier Division, the Bank of Guam Lady Strykers continued their winning ways with a 6-0 shutout of the University of Guam Lady Tritons. Jinae Teria netted four for the winning team and Kaia Malakooti also scored. The Lady Strykers’ other goal came on a Lady Tritons own goal.
The Lady Strykers move up to 5-0-1 with the win and the Lady Tritons fall from the fourth to fifth spot in league standings with a 2-4 record.
In other matches, Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat salvaged a point after playing to a 1-1 draw with Guam Shipyard Women. Nadia Shimasaki scored the eventual game-tying goal for the Heat in the 76th minute. April Talledo scored for Guam Shipyard Women three minutes into the second half to break the scoring deadlock from the opening half.
The Heat (4-1-1) stay in second place and Guam Shipyard Women (2-2-2) fall to fourth in the Premier Division standings.
Quality Distributors’ Annie Jones, playing in only her second women’s league match, scored the eventual game-winner against Islanders FC in the 73rd minute of the 5-4 contest. Franshay Shippey and Richelle Ragadio each scored twice for the winning team. Sarah Benavente and Jadyn Palomares each scored twice for the Islanders.
With the win, Quality (3-3) moves up third place in Premier Division standings and Islanders (0-6) stay in sixth place.
In the division’s Golden Boot race, Jinae Teria’s four-goal haul for the Lady Strykers puts her in sole possession of first place with 11 goals scored in six weeks. With two goals in Week 6, Quality’s Franshay Shippey joins the seven-goal club with Guam Shipyard Women’s Shyann Roberto and Heat’s Alexandra Shimasaki, all tied for second place. UOG’s Colleen Naden stays in third with six goals.
Guam Shipyard Women next will take on Islanders FC at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by Quality Distributors against the University of Guam Lady Tritons at 5:30 p.m. The Bank of Guam Lady Strykers will play the late match against Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat at 7:30 p.m.
All upcoming matches and events are listed on GFA’s calendar online: https://guamfa.com/events/
Sidekicks SC’s Philip Au (in sky blue shirt) and Manhoben Lalahi’s Kyle Halehale (in Navy blue shirt) battle for possession of the ball in a Week 8 match of the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Manhoben Lalahi won 2-1.