Women’s Development Team defeats Saipan United 4-3
THE Women’s Development Team is climbing the ladder in the Marianas Soccer League 2 after collecting their second win of the season by outlasting Saipan United, 4-3, Friday last week at the NMI Soccer Training Center.
Saipan United attempted to set the tone early as they opened the first half with a swift finish delivered by Kuu Nishimura.
What followed were several minutes of exchanges before the Women’s DT, led by Jannah Casarino, ignited the flames with their first goal.
Allyssya Angeles and Andrei Chavez then added two more goals at the 21st and 32nd minute marks to give their team a comfortable 3-1 lead by halftime.
Saipan United tried to get back in the game with Nishimura connecting his second goal of the night at the 38th minute mark, but the Women’s DT responded with impeccable teamwork that allowed Britany Wally to join the scoreboard for a 4-2 lead.
Saipan United stayed persistent and was rewarded with Nishimura’s third goal at the 46th minute mark to cut the lead.
However, the Women’s DT used the clock to their advantage to run away with the victory, 4-3.
Old B Bank shares the top spot with Matansa Football Club with three wins after prevailing over the Bangladesh Football Club 2-1.
Old B Bank controlled most of the possession throughout the game with Jun Liu scoring his team’s first goal at the 14th minute mark.
Bangladesh’s Socheal Akada delivered a goal at the 39th minute mark but Old B Bank’s Guillermo Lifoifoi scored two minutes later to seal a 2-1 victory for his team.
Matansa joined the winner’s circle by thumping Shirley’s Football Club, 6-1, while the game between Chang Bai Hu and the Hana Football Club ended in a 0-0 draw.
Published by Marianas Variety - May 13, 2022