GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Fall 2017 Triple J youth soccer league kicks off first week

[September 17, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] Not even a morning rain shower could dampen the spirit of about 1,000 youth soccer players on opening day of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Over 100 teams in the U6 to U15 age divisions played their league openers Saturday and teams in the U18 division will begin play Sept. 23.

“I think my first game this season was exciting,” said Isaiah Ooka, who plays for the Sidekick SC in the U10 division, after the team’s match against the Matson Southern Heat. “It was exciting because I didn’t know I would score a goal but I got one.

“I like soccer because I like to play with my friends and I want to make my whole family proud of me. I think they were proud of me today,” the fourth-grader at St. Anthony Catholic School added.

Close to 130 goals were scored by teams in the competitive divisions of the Triple J youth league.

In the U15 division, the EFR Southern Cobras defeated the Tumon Typhoons Soccer Club 7-0, the Guam Shipyard Wolverines defeated the ASC Trust Islanders Betde 3-0, and the FC Barrigada Crusaders defeated Quality Distributors 5-0.

In the U13 division, the Sidekick SC Blue blanked Tumon, the Islanders shut out the Bank of Guam Strykers and the Wolverines posted a 3-0 win over Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club. Sidekick SC Red battled to a 2-2 draw with Southern Heat, the Southern Cobras defeated Islanders Apaka 6-3, the NBG Tornadoes defeated Islanders Isa 8-2, and the NAPA Rovers defeated FC Barrigada Crusaders 6-1.

In the U10 Level 1 division, the Islanders, Wings Red, and Wings Black all posted shutout wins over the Rovers, Strykers, and Bombers, respectively. Dededo defeated Tumon Black, Cobras defeated Tumon Red 5-1, and Wolverines Blue defeated Quality Distributors 4-2.

As part of opening day festivities, Triple J Auto Group representatives featured a “Sure Shot” goal shooting activity and provided prizes to youth players with the highest number of points scored. Youth players were also treated to complimentary Mangge Pops thanks to Bank of Guam as part of the bank’s Find Kind promotion of the Random Acts of BOG program.

In Saturday’s Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth League U13 division matches, the Islanders defeated Dededo 7-1 with two goals each from Nainoa Norton and Justin Joseph and one each from Riley Rama, Jadyn Palomares, and EJ Sablan.

The Wolverines posted a 4-2 victory over the Strykers with two goals from EJ Manibusan and one each from Isaiah Topasna and A.J. Chaco. Andrew Choi scored both goals for Strykers.

Both the Triple J youth league and Minetgot Cup matches continue Saturday. Schedules are online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-youth-fall-results

 

Quality Distributors (in white) and NAPA Rovers (in yellow) play in an opening day U6 division match of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The league opened with over 100 teams in five age divisions, U6, U8, U10, U13, and U15. The U18 division will begin Sept. 23.

 

The Guam Shipyard Wolverines (in blue) and the ASC Trust Islanders (in green) play in an opening day U8 division match of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The league opened with over 100 teams in five age divisions, U6, U8, U10, U13, and U15. The U18 division will begin Sept. 23.

 

Sidekick SC's Isaiah Ooka controls the ball as he races toward the goal in a U10 division match against the Matson Southern Heat on opening day of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The league opened with over 100 teams in five age divisions, U6, U8, U10, U13, and U15. The U18 division will begin Sept. 23.

 

Wings Black (in red) and the Bombers SC (in blue) play in an opening day U10 division match of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The league opened with over 100 teams in five age divisions, U6, U8, U10, U13, and U15. The U18 division will begin Sept. 23.

 

The ASC Trust Islanders Isa play against the NBG Tornadoes in an opening day U13 division match of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The league opened with over 100 teams in five age divisions, U6, U8, U10, U13, and U15. The U18 division will begin Sept. 23.

 

EFR Southern Cobras play against Tumon Typhoons Soccer Club in an opening day U15 division match of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The league opened with over 100 teams in five age divisions, U6, U8, U10, U13, and U15. The U18 division will begin Sept. 23.

 

Community First/Days Inn Dededo Soccer Club's Zaven Piolo attempts to take possession of the ball from ASC Trust Islanders Khole Martinez in a Week 5 U13 division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The Islanders won 7-1.

 

Bank of Guam Strykers' Robert Haddock (in white) and Guam Shipyard Wolverines Joshua Young (in blue) look to gain possession of the ball in a Week 5 U13 division match of the Aloha Maid Minetgot Cup Elite Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. The Wolverines won 4-2.

 
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