GUAM FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION

Sharks win 2018 GIrls High School Preseason Tournament

[March 25, 2018 - Harmon, Guam] The Simon Sanchez High School Sharks outlasted the Southern High School Dolphins, winning a 1-0 penalty kick shootout in the championship match of the 2018 Challenge Cup Girls High School Annual Preseason Tournament late Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Sharks’ goalkeeper Angelyn Sobrevilla made her mark as the Player of the Match in the final, stopping three penalty kicks in the shootout to lead her team to preseason victory.

The preseason tournament, supported by Japan Football Association, is held annually before the start of the IIAAG Girls High School Soccer League. In addition to the Sharks and the Dolphins, this year’s tournament also featured the Academy of Our Lady of Guam Cougars, George Washington High School Geckos, Guam High School Panthers, Harvest Christian Academy Eagles, John F. Kennedy High School Islanders, Notre Dame Royals, Okkodo High School Bulldogs, and the Tiyan High School Titans.

Following the final match, Anjelica Perez, captain of the Guam Women’s National Team “Masakåda” and GFA Women’s Committee Member, presented awards to the top two schools in the tournament and a trophy to Sobrevilla.

The championship match can be viewed on GFA’s Internet TV channel: https://mycujoo.tv/guamfa?id=15252

The Sharks last won the preseason tournament in 2015, the same year the Sharks won their most recent league title. Simon Sanchez High School is the lone school to win both the preseason tournament and the league title in the same year.

Previous winners of the preseason tournament were:

• 2012: Harvest Christian Academy Eagles

• 2013: Notre Dame Royals

• 2014: George Washington High School Geckos

• 2015: Simon Sanchez High School Sharks

• 2016: George Washington High School Geckos

• 2017: Guam High School Panthers

 

The Simon Sanchez High School Sharks pose with their champions medals and trophy following the championship match of the 2018 Challenge Cup Girls High School Preseason Soccer Tournament, an annual competition supported by Japan Football Association, Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Sharks defeated the Southern High School Dolphins 1-0 in a penalty kick shootout after both teams went scoreless in regular time. Photo by Jesse Mesa/GFA.

 

The Southern High School Dolphins pose with the second place trophy in an awards ceremony following the championship match of the 2018 Challenge Cup Girls High School Preseason Soccer Tournament, an annual competition supported by Japan Football Association, Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Dolphins fell to the Simon Sanchez High School Sharks 1-0 in a penalty kick shootout after both teams went scoreless in regular time. Photo by Jesse Mesa/GFA.

 

Angelyn Sobrevilla, goalkeeper for the Simon Sanchez High School Sharks, poses with her Player of the Match trophy during the awards ceremony of the 2018 Challenge Cup Girls High School Preseason Soccer Tournament, an annual competition supported by Japan Football Association, Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Sharks defeated the Southern High School Dolphins 1-0 in a penalty kick shootout after both teams went scoreless in regular time. Sobrevilla stopped three shots in the shootout, earning Player of the Match honors. Photo by Jesse Mesa/GFA.

 
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