Budweiser Soccer Premier Division 2018-2019 season kicks off with four matches

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Manhoben Lalahi's Kyle Halehale (left) and NAPA Rovers FC's Bryan Cadiz battle for possession of the ball during an opening week match of the 2018-2019 Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Rovers won 7-1

There was no shortage of goals as the Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division officially kicked off Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

Fourteen players from five teams scored 21 goals in four matches to begin 2018-2019 season.

The NAPA Rovers FC’s Min Sung Choi earns the early lead in the league’s Golden Boot race, scoring four against Manhoben Lalahi in his team’s 7-1 win. Kelby Hernandez, Devan Mendiola, and Mark Chargualaf also scored for the five-time defending champions Rovers and Kyle Halehale scored for Manhoben Lalahi.

The full match and highlights are available online on GFA’s official Internet TV channel: http://mycujoo.tv/video/guamfa?id=27242

The Islanders’ Aaron Blaz opened his 2018-2019 account with a hat trick in his team’s 6-0 victory over Guam Shipyard to take the second spot on the Golden Boot race. Kioumars Rezaie scored twice for the Islanders and Eddie Cho scored the Islanders’ other goal.

The full match is available online on GFA’s official Internet TV channel: http://mycujoo.tv/video/guamfa?id=27245

Bank of Guam Strykers’ Jason Cunliffe sits in the third spot in the league’s Golden Boot race tied with Rezaie with a pair of goals in his team’s 5-0 win over the Sidekicks SC. Scott Spindel, Andre Gadia, and Hayden Shedd also scored for the Strykers in the win.

The full match is available online on GFA’s official Internet TV channel: http://mycujoo.tv/video/guamfa?id=27243

Lots of Art Tattoo Heat’s Gideon Tyquiengco and Jason Miller each scored once in their team’s opening week win over Quality Distributors.

The full match is available online on GFA’s official Internet TV channel: http://mycujoo.tv/video/guamfa?id=27246

The Premier Division continues Saturday with the Islanders FC taking on LOA Heat and Manhoben Lalahi against Guam Shipyard, both kicking off at 6:30 p.m. In the division’s late matches, the Sidekicks SC will play against the NAPA Rovers FC and the Bank of Guam Strykers will face off against Quality Distributors. Both matches will kick off at 8:30 p.m.

The league’s Masters Division will officially kick off Monday evening with two matches: Bank of Guam Strykers Masters against IT&E Boonie Dawgs at 7 p.m. followed by NAPA Rovers Masters taking on Gino’s FC at 9 p.m.

The league’s Amateur Division is played on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Full schedules of matches of all Budweiser Soccer League divisions is online at http://www.guamfa.com/all-leagues-mens-regular-results

Information provided by a GFA Press Release