SIS routs MCS in high school soccer
SAIPAN International School on Saturday overpowered Mount Carmel School 7-0 in the high school division of the NMIFA-PSS Interscholastic Soccer League at the NMI Soccer Training Center.
The first half of the game was highlighted by SIS’s scoring machine, Kaithlyn Chavez.
As soon as she and her team broke through, Chavez went for the kill, drawing first blood just two minutes into the game.
MCS scrambled to protect their end of the turf but Chavez was simply too quick and too skilled as she followed up with her second make at the 6th minute mark.
MCS managed to slow down the assault but only for a brief moment as Chavez returned at the 12th and 22nd minute marks to give SIS a commanding 4-0 lead.
MCS had a few close calls, but SIS smothered them in defense while scoring three more goals in the second half.
This time, two other members of the SIS team had a chance to get in on the action. Piper Clark and Audrey Castro joined the scoring spree at the 28th and 35th minute marks while Chavez added the icing on the cake with her fifth goal at the 48th minute mark for a 7-0 victory.
In the middle school division, Hopwood Middle School and Francisco M. Sablan Middle School joined the winner’s circle.
Against Chacha Oceanview Middle School, HOP established control early in the opening half with Ha Yelen scoring two goals at the 4th and 9th minute marks.
A minute later, team mate Kayanne Costales joined the run with a goal of her own while another HOP player, Shacey Sablan, scored at the 20th minute mark for a 4-0 spread.
Chacha finally broke the silence at the beginning of the second half thanks to Destiny Cabanayan who delivered her team’s one and only goal.
HOP then retaliated with three more goals courtesy of Susana Arkoh at the 40th minute mark, Bea Arkoh at the 44th, and Costales at the 46th to secure an emphatic 7-1 win.
Francisco M. Sablan Middle School fought the toughest battle of the day to edge Saipan International School 4-3.
Both teams were evenly matched as they ended the first half at an even 3-3. Fortunately for FMS, Rosie Saralu — who had already delivered two goals — remained vigilant and connected the game-winning goal at the 25th minute mark to defeat SIS.
Published by Marianas Variety - Mar 31, 2022