The Bank of Guam Strykers FC survived a scare by Quality Distributors, winning 2-1 to keep their undefeated winning record intact through Week 11 of the Budweiser Soccer League Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
A relentless Quality defense held the Strykers to one goal in the first half from Ian Mariano and on the other side of the pitch, Quality’s top scorer Ernest Baah finished his shot in the 57th minute to level the contest. After a few missed chances from both teams late in the second half, Golden Boot race leader Marcus Lopez scored the eventual game winner for the Strykers in the 77th minute. With the win, the Strykers move up to 9-0 for the season, while Quality drops to 3-5-2.
In Saturday evening’s late match, the NAPA Rovers FC snapped Guam Shipyard’s three-match win streak with a 8-3 victory. Michael Crowley led all scorers with a pair of goals and teammates James Lee, Kelby Hernandez, Devan Mendiola, Mark Chargualaf, Sadakuni Tomoyuki, and Bryan Cadiz also scored. Francisco Santos, Jared Quichocho, and Ashton Surber scored for Guam Shipyard. The Rovers continue in second place in league standings with a 7-1-1 record. Guam Shipyard drops to 3-6 and remains in sixth place.
In Week 11 matches played Friday evening, Manhoben Lalahi defeated Lots of Art Tattoo Heat 9-4 with two goals each from Micah Hennegan, Daniel Glasscock, and Mark Iseke, and one each from Andrew Stenson, Kyle Halehale, and Michael Castaneda. Seth Surber led all scorers with a hat trick for LOA Heat and Eddie Lee Lorenzo scored his team’s other goal.Manhoben Lalahi stay in fourth place in league standings with a 5-5 record following the win, while LOA Heat drops to 2-6-1.
The Islanders FC defeated the Sidekicks SC 6-1 with a hat trick by Noah Duenas and one each from Kioumars Rezaie, Antonio Prieto, and Edward Cho. GianCarlo Abril scored the lone goal for the Sidekicks. The Islanders remain in third place in league standings with a 7-3 record. The Sidekicks drop to 2-7 for the season.
The Strykers’ Marcus Lopez continues to lead the Golden Boot race with 25 goals scored through Week 11 play. LOA Heat’s Seth Surber surges to second place tied with Manhoben Lalahi’s Andrew Stenson, Islanders FC’s Eddie Cho, and Quality’s Ernest Baah with 11 each scored for the season. The Rovers’ Devan Mendiola is in third place with 10 goals scored for the season.
The league’s Premier Division takes a break for Valentine’s Day on Friday and will resume play Saturday with Guam Shipyard taking on Lots of Art Tattoo Heat at 6:30 p.m. followed by University of Guam Tritons against Sidekicks SC.
League schedules may be view or downloaded on GFA’s Official Web site at https://guamfa.com/downloads
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