16 Jan Triple J Spring Youth Soccer Continues With Week 2 Games
[February 23, 2016 – Harmon, Guam] – Since 10-year-old Izaiah Ravela of the ASC Trust Islanders put on his first pair of cleats three years ago, soccer has easily become his favorite sport to play and also to watch on television.
“My friends told me, ‘you should join soccer,’ so I asked my mom and she said ‘OK’ and let me play with Islanders,” Ravela said. “It’s my favorite sport. I like the feeling of scoring goals and making saves (as a goalkeeper).
“My brother and I practice skills at home that we see on TV – like a goalkeeper diving or jumping to stop the ball or tricks to shoot the ball. (Cristiano) Ronaldo is my favorite player to watch on TV – I want to try to shoot the ball like him,” the St. Paul Christian School student added.
Ravela moved up from the U10 division to the U12 Non-Competitive division for the 2016 Spring season of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League and splits his time on the field as goalkeeper and field player, depending on where his coach puts him, he said.
In U17 Week 2 matches at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday, the Southern Cobras defeated Tumon Typhoons Soccer Club 4-2 with two goals from Seth Surber and one each from Evin Cruz and Brandon Carbullido. Jeric Johnson and Arvinder Ramachandran scored for Tumon.
Wings Red defeated Quality Distributors 4-0 with goals from Jordan Jasmin, Lars Peterson, Kanta Terai, and Takumi Odell.
Wings Black defeated Guam Shipyard Wolverines 4-0 with two goals from Leon Morimoto and one each from Takumi Kishi and Anthony Moon.
W.M. Engineering Strykers defeated Islanders Betde 3-0 with two goals from Joshua Calvo and one from Aidan Dickson.
Community First/Days Inn Dededo SC defeated Tigers 5-2 with a hat trick by Michael De Leon and one each from Rogel Estrada and Jesse Rojas. Seung Min Kim and Yu Chan Lee scored for Tigers.
In U14 play, Dededo defeated the Southern Cobras 8-1 with two goals each from Diether Messner and John Halili and one each from Patrick Haimin, Christian Kido, Janeson Quitano, and Skylar Ross. Zach Wolfe scored for Cobras.
Strykers defeated Quality 8-0 with five goals by Katsu Martines, two from Caleb Elwell, and one from Andrew Stenson.
Tigers defeated Tumon 7-0 with a hat trick by Raf Garcia, and one goal each from James Lee, Kris Fernandez, Shane Larkin, and Micah Hennegan.
Islanders Betde defeated Tsunami Sharknado with goals by Joshua Bamba, Saena San Nicolas, Juan Sarmiento, Jacob San Agustin, Daneeka Ungacta, Dominique Ungacta, Jacob Vitkovitsky, and Russell Anicas.
Wings defeated the Wolverines 3-1 with goals by Sho Meyar, Hayden Shedd, and Kyle Halehale. Shyann Roberto scored for Wolverines on a penalty kick.
In U12 matches, Orange Crushers defeated Tumon 7-1, Dededo defeated Islanders Asut 2-1, Strykers defeated Cobras 8-2, Wings Black defeated Tsunami 5-2, Wolverines edged the Sidekick SC 3-2, and Wings Red defeated Islanders Betde 6-3.