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Soccer: 3-way tie in U13 boys youth league

THE Matansa Football Club, the MP United Football Club Pink and the Paire Football Club won their respective games Saturday in the U13 boys division of the TakeCare Youth Soccer League at the NMI Soccer Training Center.

The three squads are now in a tie for first place in the team standings with two wins each.

Matansa FC bagged their second win by outplaying the TanHoldings Football Club 3-1.

The action started early with THFC’s Emerson Brillo finding the back of the net just seven minutes into the game.

Matansa quickly recovered and answered back with two goals delivered by Anton Megino as his team took the lead, 2-1.

The second half was filled with back-and-forth action with neither team able to break the silence. But at the 43rd minute mark, Matansa’s Prince Espiritu delivered a quick shot that allowed his team to secure the win, 3-1.

MPU Pink vs Paire FC

The MP United Football Club also earned their second win by edging the Paire Football Club with a late-game rally, 4-3.

The first half ended in a tie with MPU’s Taiga Namai-Scoggins and PFC’s Dyson Danis each scoring a goal.

In the second half, Namai-Scoggins used his swift movement and ball control to slip through the defense as he scored two more goals at the 32nd and 37th minute marks to hand MPU the upper hand, 3-1.

As soon as MPU lowered their guard, however, PFC capitalized at the chance for a comeback with Danis and Rodney Tomei slipping in one goal each at the 39th and 48th minute marks to even the score, 3-3.

MPU reacted by pushing through to open a clear shot for Moshe Sikkel who then sank the game-winner at the 49th minute mark, 4-3.

Kanoa vs Shirley’s

The third win of the day was claimed by Kanoa Football Club which outscored Shirley’s Football Club 7-3.

Although the first half ended in a 2-2 tie, Kanoa’s teamwork proved superior in the second half.

Akoni Matsumoto and Rooney Gil highlighted the offense with two goals each while Ronald Manabat squeezed in a solo goal to put Kanoa ahead.

Shirley’s tried to catch up, but only Bennet Haro had the ability to penetrate through the Kanoa defense as SFC went down in defeat, 3-7.

Published by Marianas Variety - Mar 24, 2022


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