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Kanoa, Shirley’s shut down foes

Updated: Nov 30, 2021

Victory came in a handy for Kanoa Football Club and Shirley’s FC, as they blanked their respective opponents in the girls U16 division of the 2018 NMIFA Spring Youth League last Saturday at the Francisco M. Sablan Middle School Field.

Kanoa Football Club’s Theresa Toves prepares for a goal kick during the first half of their girls U16 game against Paire FC in the 2018 NMIFA Spring Youth League last Saturday at the Francisco M. Sablan Middle School Field. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

Kanoa played in the curtain-raiser last weekend and demolished Paire FC, 9-0. Paulyn Joyce scored one goal after another and totaled for five to lead Kanoa to its second win in as many games. She made back-to-back in the 14th and 22nd minute and did it again in the 31st and 34th before posting her last goal in the 60th to close out for Kanoa.

Sharmaine Francisco added three, which she recorded in consecutive fashion after lighting up the board in the 47th, 53rd, and 58th minute, while Hannah Santos chipped in one in the 25th.

Shirley’s was next to see action in the division and took Kanoa’s cue after shutting down Matansa, 3-0.

Therize Millare towed Shirley’s to victory after knocking in a pair of goals. She earned her first in the 23rd minute, two minutes after Lillian Podziewski drew first blood for the team, while the former’s last came in the 68th.

In the final game last weekend, Stellalou McCallion drilled a hat trick to hand MP United a 4-2 win over TanHoldings. McCallion scored in the 22nd and 29th minute to put MP United on top at the break, 3-2. MP United drew its other goal in the first half from Francesca Bucalig, who hit her target in the 20th minute.

TanHoldings, on the other hand, got goals from Judy Ann Andebor and Julie Ann Capayas in the ninth and 18th minute, respectively, but went cold in the second half to fall short in its comeback bid. McCallion gave MP United the insurance in the 42nd minute.

BOYS U15 MP United 6, Shirley’s 0 MP United also prevailed in their boys U16 division match against Shirley’s over at the Koblerville Elementary School Field. Jason Quimzon tallied three goals to lead MP United’s easy win. He scored in the 20th, 39th, and 66th minute. Rintaro Miyawaki chipped in a pair with his conversion in the 32nd and 69th minute, while Richard Steele registered MP United’s first goal in the 12th minute.

Matansa 8, Paire 0 Matansa shut out Paire, too, in the last game in the division’s triple-header. Lolobeyong Benito stood out for Matansa with his goals in the 51st, 58th, 62nd, and 63rd minute. He drew enough support from his teammates as Razeff Altamirano contributed two and Maui Johnson and Elijah Villamero delivered one each.

Kanoa 4, TanHoldings 4 In the first game, Kanoa forced a draw versus TanHoldings.

Ian Karl Maniago saved the day for Kanoa as he fired all four goals of the squad with his shot in the 65th minute tying the match. Maniago’s three other goals were posted in the eighth, 22nd and 62nd minute.

As for TanHoldings, it drew goals from different players with Taka Borja, Ryuto Yanai, and Aloyzeus Angeles finding the back of the net in the 10th, 51st, and 56th minute, respectively. TanHoldings got an own goal in the 30th minute to end the half in deadlock, 2-2.

Published by Saipan Tribune - Mar 02 2018

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