GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Four teams advance out of Round 1 in Women's GFA Cup

[May 7, 2019 - Harmon, Guam] The Bank of Guam Lady Strykers, Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat, Guam Shipyard (Women's), and the Islanders FC (Women's) advanced out of Round 1 in the Jamaican Grill Annual Women's GFA Cup, the first women's tournament in Guam featuring teams from both the Premier and Amateur divisions of the Bud Light Women's Soccer League in an open tournament format.

The Islanders FC (Women's) upset Quality Distributors defeating the third-ranked team 2-1 Sunday to advance to the semifinals of the tournament. Krystiana Martinez and Jadyn Palomares scored for the Islanders and Paige Surber scored for Quality.

Prior to the Women's GFA Cup, Quality Distributors were 2-0 against the Islanders in the Bud Light Women's Soccer League Premier Division, outscoring the team 9-2 in two matches. The Islanders finished with a 1-10 record in the league, while Quality finished 8-3.

In other Round 1 matches of the Women's GFA Cup, league champions Bank of Guam Lady Strykers (Premier) defeated their Amateur counterparts 9-0. Anjelica Perez led all scorers with a hat trick and teammate Jinae Teria scored twice. Lauren Phillips, Yae Kawauchi, and Koharu Minato also contributed to the goal haul. The Lady Strykers (Premier)'s other goal came on a Lady Strykers (Amateur) own goal.

No. 2 Guam Shipyard Women's defeated IT&E Lady Bombers from the league's Amateur Division 9-0. Erica Quichocho, Taylor Crisostomo, Levina Terlaje, and Olivia Elliot each scored twice in the win. Moana Taijeron scored Guam Shipyard Women's other goal.

Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 win over The Venue Sidekicks from the league's Amateur Division. Ashley Besagar and Brennan King scored for the Heat.

The tournament takes a break for Mothers Day on May 12 and resumes the following week.

The Lady Strykers (Premier) will take on the Heat in the first of two semifinal matches on May 19, kicking off at 6:30 p.m. Guam Shipyard will play against Islanders FC in the second semifinal match, kicking off at 8:30 p.m.

The tournament bracket is updated on http://guamfa.com/all-leagues-womens-gfa-cup-results

 

Bank of Guam Lady Strykers (Premier)'s Anjelica Perez attempts to needle through Bank of Guam Lady Strykers (Amateur) defenders in first round action of the Jamaican Grill Annual Women's GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Lady Strykers (Premier) defeated their Amateur counterparts 9-0. Photo by Samantha Bautista / GFA

 

Bank of Guam Lady Strykers (Amateur)'s Ana Aguon looks to get the ball around Bank of Guam Lady Strykers (Premier)'s Abigail San Gil in first round action of the Jamaican Grill Annual Women's GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Lady Strykers (Premier) defeated their Amateur counterparts 9-0. Photo by Samantha Bautista / GFA

 

Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat's Harmony Yatar controls the ball in the midfield against The Venue Sidekicks in first round action of the Jamaican Grill Annual Women's GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Heat won 2-0. Photo by Samantha Bautista / GFA

 

Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat's Samantha Fegurgur makes a run on the right side against The Venue Sidekicks in first round action of the Jamaican Grill Annual Women's GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Heat won 2-0. Photo by Samantha Bautista / GFA

 

Islanders FC's Krystiana Martinez tries to stay in control of the ball in the midfield against Quality Distributors in first round action of the Jamaican Grill Annual Women's GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders upset Quality 2-1.

 

Guam Shipyard Women's Regina Shiroma traps the ball in the midfield against the IT&E Lady Bombers in first round action of the Jamaican Grill Annual Women's GFA Cup Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Guam Shipyard Women's won 9-0.

 
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