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WNT Development Team edges Hana in Marianas Soccer League

THE Women’s National Team Development Team defeated Hana Football Club, 1-0, in a Division B game of the Marianas Soccer League Friday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. Both teams were equally matched with neither team able to find the back of the net until the 43rd minute mark when WNT Development Team took advantage of Hana’s unprepared defense. WNT DT managed to push forward and create a shot opportunity deep within enemy territory, allowing Pia Ngewakl to score the only goal made in the entire match and give her team the lead, 1-0. Although there was still time, Hana failed to even the score due to WNT DT’s tight defense.

In other matches Chang Bai Hu Football Club slipped past Old B Bank, 1-0, while Shirley’s Football Club outplayed Matansa Football Club, 4-1. In Division A, Kanoa Football Club tamed the Eleven Tiger Football Club, 5-1. Kanoa was simply unmatched on the offensive end, scoring four goals in the first half. Sebastien Manabat ignited the run with the first goal at the 5th minute mark while team mates Brian Lubao, Jhoey Noble and John Canape delivered at the 29th, 34th, and 43rd minute marks for a 4-0 lead. The lead only grew larger in the second half with Canape and Manabat scoring again to secure victory. But Eleven Tiger went down fighting with Tanapon Unsa scoring his team’s only goal at the 85th minute mark before settling for defeat, 1-5.

Published by Marianas Variety - Oct 11, 2022


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