20 Nov Women’s Soccer Continues Despite Rain
While some weekend outdoor sporting activities may have been canceled due to the constant rain showers, the women of the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League braved the weather conditions to play their Week 2 matches at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
The Paintco Lady Strykers dropped down to second place in league rankings after Quality Distributors forced its opponents to a 1-1 draw. Alexy Barbe gave the Lady Strykers a 1-0 lead in the sixth minute, but Quality’s Vanessa Quinata, after being relieved of goalkeeper duties, scored the equalizer in the 39th minute.
Both teams squandered numerous chances to score at both ends of the field in the second half to settle for the first draw of the season.
In other matches, Hyundai cruised to a 3-0 win over Pika Soccer Club. Ashley Besagar struck twice for Hyundai and teammate Shana Spindel scored the team’s other goal.
The Lady Rovers take sole possession of first place in league standings following a forfeit win over Guam Shipyard.
The women’s program will continue to expand with the GFA Soccer Moms League returning March 2 for six weeks. The Soccer Moms League, particularly mothers who are at a novice level, will continue in its 7-A-Side format.
For women above the novice level, a new Intermediate Division of the women’s league will kick off April 13, after the completion of the current Bud Light Women’s Soccer League. The Intermediate Division will be played in a 7-A-Side format and run for six weeks.
GFA is looking for teams to sign up for the two upcoming women’s leagues. For more information, contact the GFA Main Office at 637-4321 or send an E-mail to [email protected]
The Paintco Lady Strykers’ Krystiana Martinez controls the ball in the midfield facing defensive pressure from Quality Distributors’ Vanessa Quinata during a Week 2 match of the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality and the Lady Strykers battled to a 1-1 draw.