23 Jan Youth National Training Help Players in Youth League
[September 20, 2015 – Harmon, Guam] – Youth national team training and international competition experience came in handy for Tigers central defender Shane Larkin Week 2 play of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday.
After the Tigers’ Seung Min Kim slotted in a goal midway through the first half, Larkin and the Tigers defense continued into overdrive to shut out the Wings Red in the 1-0 match, despite being outnumbered by their opponent.
“Our game plan from the start was to play more defensively, but to try to find opportunities to win the game by playing as hard as we could consistently for the entire match,” said Larkin, a member of the Guam U14 Boys national team. “It really was a team effort – we tried to keep calm throughout the match and not yell at each other too much to keep our team chemistry.
“For me, in my role with the team, training with and playing for the (U14 Boys) national team definitely made a difference in my development as a player,” Larkin added.
In other U14 matches, the Sidekick SC defeated the ASC Trust Islanders Isa 4-0 with two goals from Noah Bamba and one each from Adryan Lujan and Logyn Lallatin. The Islanders Betde emerged victors in the final 45 seconds of play with a goal from Mia San Nicolas for the team’s 2-1 win over the Guam Shipyard Wolverines. Brennan Finona scored the Islanders Betde’s other goal and Ryan Lee scored for the Wolverines. The Strykers clawed back from a 2-0 deficit to force a 2-2 draw with Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club. Alan Thomas scored both of the Strykers’ goals in the second half. Diether Messner and Logan Bracamonte scored for Dededo.
In U12A division play, the Islanders Betde defeated Tumon Typhoons Soccer Club 6-1 with two goals from Jadyn Palomares and one each from Mason Sanchez, Jason Palomares, EJ Sablan, and Daneeka Ungacta. Caiyle Gogue scored for Tumon. The Orange Crushers defeated Dededo 5-3 with two goals from Bobby Haddock and Nate Morgan and one from Caeden Wood. Yuuki Kubo, Dakota Ross, and Patrick Haimin scored for Dededo. The Strykers defeated Tsunami Flood 9-2 with a hat trick from Bryan Nakamine and two each from Levi Buckwalter and Zion Quitugua. Layla Kerr and Kaia Malakooti also scored. Dominik Patillo-Avalos and Yan Ortiz scored for Tsunami. Wings Black defeated Quality Distributors with goals from Kai Pahl, Martin Iseke, Daisei Watabe, Ernest Cho and Kyle Takano. Jett Taitano scored twice for Quality. Wings Red edged the Wolverines 1-0 with a goal by Taiyo Kanekatsu. The Tigers notched a win against the Sidekick SC in the late match.
In the U17A division, the Islanders Betde defeated the Wolverines 8-1 with two goals each from Leon Bamba and Todd Pangelinan and one each from Tevin Pangelinan, Joerowayne Manalo, Kyle Perez, and Andrew Gonzalez. Jestin Escobar scored for the Wolverines. Quality Distributors and Wings Black also picked up wins in Week 2 against the Southern Cobras and Sidekick SC, respectively.
The Orange Crushers’ Bobby Haddock and Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club’s Sairus Shambach fight for possession of the ball during a U12A division match in Week 2 of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The Crushers won 5-3.
The ASC Trust Islanders Betde’s Jeffrey Ho moves to keep the ball away from the Guam Shipyard Wolverines’ Kameel Hutcherson during a U12A division match in Week 2 of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The Islanders Betde won 8-1.