GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

ND Royals repeat as girls high school soccer champs

[May 22, 2017 - Harmon, Guam] The Notre Dame High School Royals repeated as champions of the IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League with a slim 1-0 win over the George Washington High School Geckos Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Island First-Team midfielder Brianne Leon Guerrero scored the eventual game-winner in the fifth minute, finishing a corner-kick play initiated by Shyann Roberto.

Controversy ensued early in the second half after the Geckos' Autumn Rese Cruz scored the would-be game-tying goal, as match referees made the decision to call off her goal as one of her teammates was deemed offside on a free-kick by Skyylerblu Johnson.

Unfortunately for the Geckos, ND's defense stayed focused and compact to avert any other close goal scoring chances as time ran out.

The championship match was delayed by 30 minutes as the third-place match between the Harvest Christian Academy Eagles and the Simon Sanchez High School Sharks ran into extra time and a penalty kick shootout. At the end of regulation time, both teams were level at two goals each, with neither school scoring in extra time. The Eagles eventually won 4-3 in the ensuing penalty kick shootout.

In regulation time, Isa Taitano and Caylani Estoy scored for the Sharks and Remi Norton and Jessica Buckwalter scored for Harvest.

Following both matches, the top three teams in the league were honored in an awards ceremony attended specially by the GFA Women's Committee members. Also recognized during the awards ceremony were all IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Island First Team selections, as well as Leon Guerrero who was recognized as the Player of the Championship Match.

All Island 1st Team Honors

Forwards: Colleen Naden, Randi Jo Paulino

Midfielders: Logyn Lallatin, Skyylerblu Johnson, Brianne Leon Guerrero, Ariya Cruz

Defenders: Sabrina Kenney, Isabella Bass, Hallie Wigsten, Harmony Yatar

Goalkeeper: Hana Fernandez

Utility: Jalana Garcia

1st Team All Island MVP: Colleen Naden

Starting 11 players from Notre Dame High School Royals pose for a photo ahead of the team's final match of the IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League against George Washington High School Geckos at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. ND won 1-0.

 

Starting 11 players from George Washington High School Geckos pose for a photo ahead of the team's final match of the IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League against Notre Dame High School Royals at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. ND won 1-0.

 

Starting 11 players from Harvest Christian Academy Eagles pose for a photo ahead of the team's third-place match of the IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League against Simon Sanchez High School Sharks at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. Harvest won 4-3 (2-2) in a penalty kick shootout.

 

Starting 11 players from Simon Sanchez High School Sharks pose for a photo ahead of the team's third-place match of the IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League against Harvest Christian Academy Eagles at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. Harvest won 4-3 (2-2) in a penalty kick shootout.

 

Players selected to the IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League All-Island First Team were recognized during the awards ceremony following the league's championship match at the Guam Football Association National Training Center Saturday. In the photo are, from left to right bottom row, Colleen Naden (Forward & MVP), Skyylerblu Johnson (Midfielder), Hallie Wigsten (Defender), Isabella Bass (Defender), Sabrina Kenney (Defender), and Hana Fernandez (Goalkeeper). In the back row, from left to right are, Jalana Garcia (Utility), Randi Jo Paulino (Forward), Logyn Lallatin (Midfielder), and Brianne Leon Guerrero (Midfielder).

 
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