19 Feb Women’s Soccer back on after holiday break
[January 13, 2020 – Harmon, Guam] After a four-week holiday break, the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League resumed Sunday with three Week 5 matches each in the Premier and Amateur Divisions at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
The Bank of Guam Lady Strykers stay on top of the Premier Division leaderboard and remain as the division’s sole undefeated team, shutting out Quality Distributors 3-0 in Sunday’s late match.
Maggie Phillips scored twice for the Lady Strykers and teammate Jinae Teria scored the team’s other goal in the win.
In other Premier Division matches, Guam Shipyard Women officially move in third place following the team’s 6-0 shutout of the University of Guam Lady Tritons. Shyann Roberto and Hannah Cruz led all scorers with two goals each and teammates Regina Shiroma and Taylor Crisostomo also scored.
Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat holds on to second place with a 5-2 win over the Islanders FC. Alexandra Shimasaki scored twice for the winning team and teammates Megan Oksendahl, Samantha Fegurgur, and Nadia Shimasaki also scored. Sarah Benavente scored both goals for the Islanders.
In the Golden Boot race, three players – Lady Strykers’ Jinae Teria, Shipyard’s Shyann Roberto, and Heat’s Alexandra Shimasaki – are all tied for first place with seven goals scored so far for the 2019-2020 season. UOG’s Colleen Naden follows the trio with six goals scored and Quality’s Franshay Shippey is next in the race with five goals scored.
In the Golden Glove race, the Lady Strykers’ Kiarra Hutcherson tops the list with only four goals conceded in 450 minutes played, with an average of less than one goal per match and two clean sheets.
In the Amateur Division, the NAPA Lady Rovers won the battle of undefeated teams, winning against The Venue Sidekicks 3-2. Amateur Division Golden Boot leader Cassandra Kido scored all of the Lady Rovers’ goals in the win and extends her lead in the race with 10 goals scored in five weeks. Mellanne Rasmussen and Brianna Benito scored for the Sidekicks.
In other matches, Team Mosa’s added to the win category in the division’s leaderboard, defeating Omega Diamonds 3-1. Rhoda Bamba scored twice for the winning team and Emma Pleadwell also scored. Dhenicca San Juan scored Omega Diamonds’ lone goal in the contest.
Tsunami defeated a shorthanded Bank of Guam Strykers II team with four second-half goals. Sarah Hill, Alexandria Parant, Dana Canaria, and Allyson Grist each scored once in the win.
The Women’s League continues Sunday with another six matches.
In the Premier Division, the University of Guam Lady Tritons will take on the Bank of Guam Lady Strykers at 3:30 p.m. followed by Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat against Guam Shipyard. In the late match, the Islanders FC will face off against Quality Distributors.
In the Amateur Division, Omega Diamonds will play against Tsunami at 3:30 p.m. followed by The Venue Sidekicks taking on Team Mosa’s. The NAPA Lady Rovers play the 7:30 p.m. match against the Bank of Guam Strykers II.
Both the Budweiser Soccer League and the Aloha Maid Minetgot Elite Youth League kick off their first matches after the holiday break this week. A full calendar of January events is online on GFA’s Official Web site: https://guamfa.com/events