Futsal Leagues Starting To Eliminate Teams

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Guam – After inclement weather postponed last week’s matches, the 2011 Bud Light Women’s Futsal League continued last night at the Guam Sports Complex. Here is a look at the results:

dck Masters 2-0 Subaru STI: Tracy Brodie and Christine Simard had the goals for Masters (3-2), who moved into sole possession of third place with the win.  Subaru (2-3) might have done the same with a win, but the reverse means they sit in a five-way tie for fourth place.

Hyundai 15-2 Guahan.com: League-leading scorer Arisa Recella racked up five more goals to take her season tally to 23 and keep leaders Hyundai (6-0) unbeaten. Teammates Tanya Blas-Cruz netted four goals and Ashley Besagar added a hat trick – moving the latter up to fourth on the scoring chart with 11 goals – while Tiana Piper, Erlissa Delfin and an own goal completed the scoring. Gia Righetti and Whisperingwillow Dela Cruz scored one each for Guahan (0-6).

Quality Distributors 4-2 Guam Shipyard:
Kim O’Connor, Vanessa Quinata, Lorelei Nelson and Francesca Pangelinan grabbed a goal apiece as Quality (2-3) pulled level with Shipyard (2-3) on six points. Erica Quichocho scored a pair of goals in a losing effort.

Orange Crushers 5-1 Lady Strykers: Simie Willter and Abbey Iriarte each bagged braces and Carla Haddock had the other for Crushers (4-1), who remain six points behind leaders Hyundai but with a game in hand. Deana Garcia prevented the shutout for Strykers (2-2).

The league resumes Sunday at the Guam Sports Complex with the following match-ups:

1 p.m. Hyundai vs. Guam Shipyard (POSTPONED)
2 p.m. Guahan.com vs. Orange Crushers
3 p.m. Lady Strykers vs. dck Masters
4 p.m. Pretzelmaker Bombers vs. Subaru STI
Bye Quality Distributors

The Calvo’s Insurance Men’s Futsal League quarterfinals took place Sunday night at Agueda Johnston Middle School Gym. Here is a look at the results:

MDA Cobras 4-3 Fuji-Ichiban Espada FC: In a tight match between the fourth and fifth seeds, Brandon Casil, Eddie Lorenzo, Joedee Reyes and Aaron Cruz scored for Cobras. Mike Leon Guerrero, Natsuki Recella and Kristian Cruz scored for Fuji.

Paintco Strykers 8-5 FC Tiyan: Despite taking the lead twice in the first half, Tiyan could not hang on as No. 3 seed Strykers surged to victory behind Hiro Asoshina’s hat trick. Randy Santos added a brace while RC Salas, Ross Awa and FJ Chargualaf all had one each. Camden Aguon (2), Steven Blanton, Matt Martin and Kaito Inoue scored for Tiyan.

Quality Distributors 13-1 NAPA:
After starting slowly, second-seeded Quality stormed to the win behind four goals from Andre Gadia. Scott Spindel added a hat trick and Matt P. Cruz and Paul Long added a brace apiece while Jimmy Bush and Irving Mercado scored the other two goals. Joshua Pangelinan scored for NAPA, who defended well in the opening minutes despite starting with just four players.

Guam Shipyard 17-2 CSC Sidekicks: Shipyard also began the match slowly, but quickly got rolling and saw Kiko Santos and Jason Cunliffe each end with four goals. Jake Quichocho added a hat trick and Don Weakley put in two more. JR Romero, Chris Reyes, Joshric Fenwick and an own goal completed the scoring. Roy Abril and TJ Shimizu scored for Sidekicks.

The semifinals are set for Thursday with the following matches:

7 p.m. Quality Distributors FC vs. Paintco Strykers
8 p.m. Guam Shipyard vs. MDA Cobras

Interesting notes:
– If Quality defeats Strykers, they would be in their fourth straight final and be vying for their third straight futsal crown.
– The last time Strykers defeated Quality was the 2008 final, winning 5-4 on penalties after an 8-8 draw in regulation and extra time.
– Guam Shipyard have scored an astounding 110 goals during the 8-match regular season (average of 13.75 per match). Their quarterfinal result continued the trend and 3 of the top 5 scorers in the league are Shipyard players.
– The Cobras have been knocked out at the semifinal stage the last three years, twice by Quality. They have a huge task ahead in top-ranked Shipyard if they are to break that streak.