GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Quality stays perfect in beach soccer playoffs for 2017 title

[July 16, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Quality Distributors stayed perfect in the double-elimination playoffs of the LandShark Beach Soccer League, sending off the Bank of Guam Strykers 5-2 to claim the 2017 title at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Saturday evening.

Quality’s defense, led by two-time Golden Glove winner Brett Maluwelmeng in goal, kept the Strykers scoreless through 28 minutes, while teammates managed to amass a 4-0 lead on the other end of the court in the same timeframe.

The Strykers, however, prevented a Maluwelmeng clean sheet with strikes by Francis Chargualaf in the closing minutes of the both the second and final period, but time expired for a comeback.

Quality beach soccer recruit Kyle Legozzie finished with a hat trick and teammates James Lee and Jared Pangindian also scored.

Earlier the same evening, the Strykers avenged an earlier playoff loss to Bobcat Rovers, eliminating their opponents 8-3 for the opportunity to take on Quality in the late match. Golden Boot winner Mark Chargualaf, Takefumi Inoue, and Sho Hammond each scored twice for the Strykers and teammates Hiro Asoshina and Francis Chargualaf also scored. Brandon Auayan, Leeray Zapatos, and Rogel Estrada scored for Bobcat Rovers.

At the conclusion of the early match, the Bobcat Rovers accepted bronze medals in a short presentation ceremony.

Following the late match, another awards ceremony was held, with Quality accepting the league’s champion trophy and team members receiving gold medals. The Strykers received silver medals for their effort in the playoffs.

Individual awardees – Golden Boot winner Mark Chargualaf and Golden Glove winner Maluwelmeng – also received trophies in the awards ceremony.

Quality last won the beach soccer crown in 2013 and also featured as finalists in the 2014 and 2016 editions, both times falling to the Strykers before the 2017 win.

 

Quality Distributors pose for a team photo with the champions trophy of the 2017 LandShark Beach Soccer League and gold medals following the team's 5-2 win over the Bank of Guam Strykers, ousting the team in the league's double-elimination playoffs at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Saturday evening. In the front row, from left to right, are RC Salas, Paul Long, Joseph Preseault (holding trophy), Caleb Barretto, and Jared Pangindian. In the back row, from left to right, are Diego Cardona, James Bush, Kyle Legozzie, Barinedum Bakor, James Lee, and Brett Maluwelmeng.

 

The Bank of Guam Strykers settled for silver medals after suffering a second loss in the double-elimination playoffs of the 2017 LandShark Beach Soccer League, falling to Quality Distributors 5-2 at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Saturday evening. In the front row, from left to right, are Andre Gadia, Ross Awa, Francis Chargualaf, and Mark Chargualaf. In the back row, from left to right, are Takumi Odell, Ajay Pothen, Takefumi Inoue, Hiro Asoshina, and Sho Hammond.

 

The Bobcat Rovers finished in third place in the 2017 LandShark Beach Soccer League after the team's loss to the Bank of Guam Strykers, 8-2, in the lower-half bracket match at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Saturday evening. In the photo, from left to right, are Leeray Zapatos, Rogel Estrada, Todd Pangelinan, Robby Prieto, and Brandon Auayan.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Mark Chargualaf accepts the league's 2017 Golden Boot award trophy from Guam Football Association men's administrator Samuel San Gil in an awards ceremony at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Saturday evening. Chargualaf scored the most goals in the league's regular season - 16 in three matches - to win the award.

 

Quality Distributors goalkeeper, Brett Maluwelmeng, accepts the league's 2017 Golden Glove award trophy from Guam Football Association men's administrator Samuel San Gil in an awards ceremony at the Guam Football Association National Training Center beach soccer court Saturday evening. Maluwelmeng, two-time winner of the award, edged Bank of Guam Strykers goalkeeper Ross Awa in the least goals allowed category during the regular season to win the award.

 
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