Paire edges MPU Pink to win U13 boys soccer title
PAIRE Football Club outplayed MP United Football Club Pink, 2-1, to win the U13 boys division championship of the TakeCare Youth Soccer League on Wednesday at the NMI Soccer Training Center.
Paire Jared Borja battles for the possession against an MPU Blue player during a U13 boys division game of the TakeCare Youth Soccer League at the NMI Soccer Training Center.Contributed photo
Paire established control early in the game with Aidi Danis drawing first blood.
MPU Pink retaliated by creating an opening for Leonard Delemaris who evened the score, 1-1.
For the next 10 minutes, both teams remained scoreless. Before reaching the halftime break, however, Paire made their way through MPU Pink’s defense which left Danis wide open for his second goal and gave his team the upper hand, 2-1.
In the second half, Paire successfully prevented MPU Pink from tying the game and went on to win the match and the title.
In the battle for fifth place, Shirley’s Football Club triumphed over the Tan Holdings Football Club, 4-1.
It was a slow start but Shirley’s Bennet Haro broke the silence at the 19th minute mark to give his team the lead.
Shirley’s momentum continued to build as Bennetton Haro joined his brother on the scoreboard at the 38th minute mark.
Tan Holdings tried to douse the flames with a goal of their own, thanks to Emerson Brillo, but they failed to stop Shirley’s from adding two more goals that were delivered by Nayten Pino and Chales Molina at the 42nd and 50th minute marks en route to victory, 4-1.
MPU Blue and Matansa Football Club will play for third place this Saturday at 5:15 p.m. at the NMI Soccer Training Center.
Published by Marianas Variety - May 13, 2022