GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

ASC Trust Islanders stay on top of U18 elite leaderboard

[March 14, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] The ASC Trust Islanders stay at the top of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U18 division leaderboard following the team’s 1-0 edge over Quality Distributors in Week 2 play Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

With both teams matching up on intensity on the pitch, the eventual game-winning goal from Takumi Ito finally separated the sides in the 82nd minute. The teams’ goalkeepers, the Islanders’ Ryan Root and Quality’s Marcus Del Rosario, both had a busy night stopping shots on both sides of the field.

The full match is available to view on GFA’s Internet TV channel: https://mycujoo.tv/guamfa?id=14220

Quality’s loss slips the team down to the third spot in league rankings after Wings Red. The Wings team played its season opener Monday night, defeating the GPSI Southern Cobras 9-1.

Matthew Iseke led all scorers with four goals and teammate Kyle Halehale scored twice. Iseke’s twin brother Mark scored once, as well as Sho Meyar and Edward Cho for the Wings. Dylan Fegurgur scored the Cobras’ lone goal in the 38th minute after intercepting a back pass intended for Wings goalkeeper Kaito Atsuta and shooting into the empty net.

The full match is available to view on GFA’s Internet TV channel: https://mycujoo.tv/guamfa?id=14219

The U18 division continues Monday with Wings FC taking on Quality Distributors at 6 p.m. followed by the Bank of Guam Strykers playing against the ASC Trust Islanders at 8 p.m.

In Saturday’s U15 elite season opener, the ASC Trust Islanders defeated the Bank of Guam Strykers 5-2 with two goals each from Nainoa Norton and Ethan Sablan. Jacob San Agustin scored the Islanders’ other goal. Andrew Stenson scored both goals for the Strykers.

Defending champions Wings Red received a bye in the first week of play.

The U13 elite division also opened Saturday morning. Defending champions ASC Trust Islanders take the early top spot in league rankings following a 5-0 win over the Bank of Guam Strykers. Brock Larsen led all scorers with a pair of goals and teammates Adriel Gutierrez, Peyton Blair, and Sarah Benavente also scored.

Wings FC opened its 2018 season with 3-2 edge over the Guam Shipyard Wolverines. Raif Sablan led all scorers with a pair of goals for the Wings and teammate Paul Webb scored the team’s other goal. Riley Rama and E.J. Manibusan scored for the Wolverines.

Both the U13 and U15 divisions continue Saturday. In the U15 division, Wings Red will take on the Bank of Guam Strykers at 9:30 a.m.

In the U13 division, the ASC Trust Islanders take on Wings Red in a re-match of last season’s championship match at 8 a.m. Bank of Guam Strykers and Guam Shipyard Wolverines will play in the division’s other match, also scheduled to kick off at 8 a.m.

 

ASC Trust Islanders' Takumi Ito is swarmed by the Quality Distributors defense as he controls the ball near the penalty box during an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U18 Division match Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders won 1-0. Photo by Jill Espiritu/GFA.

 

Wings FC's Edward Cho plays down the right side as GPSI Southern Cobras' Zach Wolfe looks ahead to assess his opponents' options during an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U18 Division match Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Wings won 9-1. Photo by Jill Espiritu/GFA.

 

GPSI Southern Cobras' Dylan Fegurgur and Wings FC's Matthew Iseke get in a foot race to the ball during an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U18 Division match Monday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Wings won 9-1. Photo by Jill Espiritu/GFA.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Andrew Stenson looks for options as he attempts to get past ASC Trust Islanders' Jadyn Palomares during an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U15 Division match Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders won 5-2. Photo by Jesse Mesa/GFA.

 

The ASC Trust Islanders' Peyton Blair attempts to get past Bank of Guam Strykers defenders during an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U13 Division match Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Islanders won 5-0. Photo by Jesse Mesa/GFA.

 

Guam Shipyard Wolverines' Hoben Barcinas leaps to gain possession of the ball in an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U13 Division match against Wings FC Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Wings won 3-2. Photo by Jill Espiritu/GFA.

 

Wings FC's Raif Sablan tracks the ball as he makes his way to the goal against the Guam Shipyard Wolverines in an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U13 Division match Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Wings won 3-2. Photo by Jill Espiritu/GFA.

 

Guam Shipyard Wolverines' Riley Rama keeps his eye on the ball while making his run to the goal as Wings FC's Christian Shinohara tracks him on defense in an Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U13 Division match Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Wings won 3-2. Photo by Jill Espiritu/GFA.

 
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