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Mallards outpace Turtles in ES soccer

Garapan Elementary School 1 overtook Oleai Elementary School, 9-2, in Group B of the elementary school game of the 2022-2023 NMIFA-PSS Interscholastic Soccer League last Monday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

The Mallards gathered in a flock around the Turtles to swamp them and control the ball majority of the game. Four minutes into the first half, Kanoa Owens maneuvered through a bale of fast moving Turtle defenders to claim the first goal for GES 1.

Rocky Reyes, Casmiro Cosmes, Kalialani Cavalear, and Angel Kalayag all followed Owens to score a goal each and to gain GES the early 5-0 lead.

Right after, however, DK Pino of OES managed to navigate the ball through the flock of defenders to put the Turtles on the scoreboard. Teammate Jeno Pino followed suit to score their second and final goal.

The Mallards continued their onslaught in the second half, scoring more goals, and adding to their lead over the Turtles. Owens and Cosmes scored two more goals each, and Reyes scored one more, for the final score of 9-2.

GES 1 remains undefeated with three wins. OES is at the opposite end with three losses.

WSR-1 9, MCS-2, 1 William S. Reyes Elementary School defeated Mount Carmel School, 9-1 in their Group A bout.

Almost the whole lineup of the Kingfishers took a shot at the goal, with Herman Villagomez and Landin Reyes, scoring three each.

The Kingfishers aimed high and flew high, just like their motto.

Only Franko Tudela of MCS managed to score a goal in the ninth minute of the first half.

Javiun Sablan Jr. had two goals and Zavier Camacho had one for the Kingfishers.

WSR-1 is at 2-1 and MCS 2 so far has no wins against three losses.

MCS-1 1, GES-2 0 In a game with almost no goals, Mount Carmel School 1 managed to put one goal against Garapan Elementary School 2 in the first half, which was enough to secure the win.

The only goal of the game was made by Talina Aguon-McClure.

The Knights and Mallards are both 1-2 in the Group A standings.

KES-1 4, GCA 1 Koblerville Elementary School 1 beat Grace Christian Academy, 4-1.

The Umangs’ Napu Pangelinan continued to assert his dominance on the field as he scored three of the team’s four goals in the first half of the game. Iku Benavente scored one goal.

The only goal for the Eagles was made by Sarang Lee.

KES-1 is undefeated with three wins and GCA is at 2-1 in the Group A standings.

SVES-1 8, SCS 3 San Vicente Elementary School attackers successfully navigated their way through Saipan Community School’s defenders to win 8-3.

Even as the Guardians drew first blood in the first four minutes of the game with a goal made by Amethyst Winkfield, SCS could only conjure up two more goals after that.

The Canaries were not dissuaded by the Guardians’ tactics on the field as they put up five goals in the first half and three goals in the second half.

Dominic Canete-Ealy and Joaquin Torres scored three goals each for the Canaries while Haley Robert put up two.

SVES is undefeated with three wins, while SCS has yet to win with three losses in Group B.

SIS 3, GTC-1 3 The last game of the day ended in a draw, with the Geckos and Gregorio T. Camacho Elementary School both at three goals each.

Many attempts were made to surpass the other, but to no avail as the game clock wound down to its final seconds.

The Geckos’ Zhen Wang scored two goals and Windsor Gross scored one. For the Deers, Brandon Teigita scored a couple of his own while teammate Avah Tarkong scored one.

Both SIS and GTC are at one win, one draw, and one loss in the Group B standings.

The Northern Mariana Islands Football Association coordinates the 2022-2023 NMIFA-PSS Interscholastic Soccer League along with the Public School System Athletic Program.

Published by Saipan Tribune - Sep 23 2022

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