Guam – The Sidekicks completed their season on a high note with a 7-0 win against the Wolverines in the U14 division of the 2012 Cars Plus Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League Saturday at the Guam Football Association facility in Harmon.
Kayla Kinney broke the scoring ice for her team early in the first half and moments later, knocked in her team’s second goal to pave the way for the Sidekicks’ win.
“It felt very good to score the first two goals for my team,” said Kinney, the 14-year-old CDR William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School student, said after the match. “I think it helped the team work even harder to continue to score more goals to win our last game of the season.”
The Sidekicks only dropped one match during the spring season and have a scheduled bye in the last week of play.
[Quality Distributors Richard Cho carries the ball upfield as the Guam U14 Boys National Team’s Leon Bamba sprints toward him to provide defensive pressure in a U16 match of the Cars Plus Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association facility in Harmon]
In other U14 matches, the ASC Islanders edged Community First 3-2 and the Kicker Sisters, the Guam U13 Girls’ National team, defeated the Samurai Heat 2-1. Quality Distributors also notched a win over the Orange Crushers in the midday match.
In the U16 division, Guam’s U14 Boys National team notched a 6-4 win over Quality Distributors, with one game left to play before heading to Beijing, China for the AFC U14 Boys Festival of Football.
After earning a 2-0 advantage with goals from Devin Hua, the national team’s defense struggled to contain Quality’s Anthony Dungca, who scored in the 31st minute and seven minutes later, scored the equalizer before the halftime whistle.
The two teams went through 15 scoreless minutes in the deciding half until the national team’s Jeffrey Ho launched a rocket on a corner kick that found the back of the net for the 3-2 lead. Within six minutes, the national team cranked up its offense, with back-to-back goals from Christian Cawili and Jestin Escobar.
Quality got on board in the second half after the national team defense mishandled the ball on a corner kick. Quality’s Richard Cho was credited with the last touch on the ball for the goal.
With ten minutes left in the match, Escobar had an answer for Quality’s first goal in the half, knocking in his second goal from the right side. A few minutes later, Quality’s Kyle Leon Guerrero completed the final goal of the match on a breakaway from the right side that drew out the national team’s goalkeeper, Jerome Artero.
In other U16 matches, Wings Black continue their winning ways with an 8-0 victory over the Sidekicks, Wings Red snuck past the Strykers 4-2, and the Wolverines defeated the Samurai Heat 4-2.
In the Girls’ U17 division, the Samurai Heat sealed the division title with a 3-0 win over the Guahan Explosions.
In the day’s U12 matches, Strykers Red slipped past the Piranhas 2-1, Wings Black defeated the Wolverines 4-1, the ASC Islanders edged Strykers Blue 6-5, the Orange Crushers shut out the Southern Cobras 7-0, Community First Blue blanked Tumon and Quality Blue shut out Community First Gold 5-0. Quality Red and the Sidekicks battled to a 1-1 draw.