GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

ASC Trust Islanders begin U18 elite title defense with win

[March 6, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] Defending U18 division champions ASC Trust Islanders opened their 2018 Spring season bid in the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League with a convincing 10-1 win over debutants GPSI Southern Cobras Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Islanders scored within the first five minutes of the match, when Samuel Quan chased down a through pass from teammate Joshua Miller and managed to evade Cobras’ goalkeeper Cody Maestrecampo for the shot.

Fifteen minutes later, Islanders’ Takumi Ito nearly ran the length of the pitch before dishing off the ball to Kris Fernandez for an attempt at goal.

Maestrecampo initially blocked the shot, but Fernandez’s teammate Joseph Green reacted quickly for the follow-up and eventual game-winning goal.

One minute later, the Islanders had an opportunity for a third goal on a penalty kick, but Maestrecampo managed to catch the shot after diving to his right side on the play.

Fernandez later scored his first of four goals of the night in the 24th minute and five minutes before the half, assisted a goal by teammate Aubree Ungacta. In the second half, Green scored another goal and Ito scored twice.

On the opposite side of the pitch, last season’s U18 division Golden Glove winner Ryan Root and his defensive line managed to quell most attacking plays by the Cobras. In the 70th minute following an offside call on the Islanders, Cobras’ Trevin Gonzales took the ensuing free kick and sent teammate Dylan Fegurgur, who controlled the ball with his chest and head past the opposing defense. Fegurgur lofted a shot that went over Root, but Islanders defender Gabriel Tan managed to clear the ball off the goal line to deny the Cobras.

The Cobras later foiled a clean sheet for Root in the 89th minute when Gonzales finished a pass from Russell Perez. 

The match is available for viewing online: https://mycujoo.tv/guamfa?id=13993

In the early U18 match, last season’s runner-up Quality Distributors took advantage of a short-handed Bank of Guam Strykers team, winning 9-1.

An Truong led all scorers with a hat trick and teammates John Rafael Garcia, Seung Min Kim, Stephen Tomasiak, Prasiddha Upadhyay Pokhrel, Sam Larkin, and Camden Camacho each scored once in the win. Joshua Calvo scored the Strykers’ lone goal in the 27th minute.

The match is available for viewing online: https://mycujoo.tv/guamfa?id=13992

The U13 and U15 divisions of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League will begin at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively, Saturday morning at GFA, while the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth League continues in its fifth week the same day.

Schedules are online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-youth-spring-results

Also featured on Saturday is the second Triple J Auto Group “Cruise for a Cause” event, with new Kia vehicles each available at GFA for a test drive. For each test drive, Triple J Auto Group will make a donation to Make A Wish Guam & CNMI and Guam Football Association.

Additionally, the Pacific Islands Cohort on Cardiometabolic Health (PICCAH) Study team from University of Guam will be on site at GFA to conduct health surveys and anthropometric measurements from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for eligible children and their parents. Eligible children must be born between Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2014 in Guam and their respective parent(s) must be between 18 and 50 years old.

Enrollment in the survey may be done on site and those participating will be compensated for their time, according a news release from UOG. To learn more about the study or how to be involved, contact the PICCAH team at 686-3426/3497 or send an E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Information also is available online at http://www.uog.edu/piccah/

Read UOG's news release here.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras' Chase Borja needle through ASC Trust Islanders defenders during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Defending champions Islanders defeated the Cobras 10-1.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras goalkeeper Cody Maestrecampo keeps his eye on the ball to stop a shot by ASC Trust Islanders' Joseph Green during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Defending champions Islanders defeated the Cobras 10-1.

 

ASC Trust Islanders' Kris Fernandez stays in control of the ball as GPSI Southern Cobras' Dylan Fegurgur tracks him on defense during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Defending champions Islanders defeated the Cobras 10-1.

 

ASC Trust Islanders' Takumi Ito looks for options against the GPSI Southern Cobras during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Defending champions Islanders defeated the Cobras 10-1.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras' Trevin Gonzales extends to get in front of ASC Trust Islanders' Russell Anicas as they battle for the ball during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Defending champions Islanders defeated the Cobras 10-1.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras' Austin Rioja attempts to get the ball past ASC Trust Islanders' Joshua Miller during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Defending champions Islanders defeated the Cobras 10-1.

 

Quality Distributors' Camden Camacho carries the ball through the midfield as Bank of Guam Strykers' Joshua Calvo tracks him on defense during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality won 9-1.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers Hayden Shedd moves to take the ball away from Quality Distributors' John Rafael Garcia during a season opening match of the 2018 Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League Spring season U18 Division Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Quality won 9-1.

 
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