Guahan Explosion Over ASC Islanders 3-2


Guam – Andrea Odell had a good outing today, scoring four goals in two different divisions of the Cars Plus Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association field in Harmon.

Odell powered in two goals in the Guahan Explosions’ 3-2 victory over the ASC Islanders in the Girls’ U17 division and next suited up for Wings Black, scoring two out of the team’s six goals against the previously undefeated Wolverines in the U16 division. With the shutout win, Wings Black takes sole possession of first place with an unblemished 6-0 record going into the final two weeks of the league.

Team captain Edwin Wong struck first for Wings Black in the first half, taking the ball into the goal with him for the 1-0 advantage. Moments later, Wings Black found themselves up 2-0 when the Wolverines accidentally knocked in an own goal on a header from a Wings Black corner kick.

With the two-goal deficit, the Wolverines began to pick up the intensity in game in desperation to score a goal to keep up with their opponents. Although the Wolverines defense was able to shut down Wings Black for the rest of the half, the team lost Keith Surber, one of its key members, when he received his second yellow card in the game. The second infraction resulted in Surber’s departure from the game with a red card and suspension for the team’s next match.

From that point, the Wolverines were unable to dismantle the Wings Black passing game. Minutes into the second half, Justin Johnson headed in a pass from teammate Keigo Kitadate to break the scoring ice in the half. Later, it would be Kitadate to break through the Wolverines defense, taking a pass from Joseph Cho and knocking in a goal from the right side. Odell made it a 5-0 game when she blasted a shot from the middle and then added a sixth goal off an assist from Kitadate. Kitadate quickly turned a pass from Cho to Odell to finish the goal.

[Keigo Kitadate of Wings Black scores a goal past the Wolverines’ goalkeeper Austin Mendiola in a U16 division match of the Cars Plus Robbie Webber Youth League at the Guam Football Association facility in Harmon]

In other U16 matches, the Sidekicks blanked Quality Distributors 2-0, the ASC Islanders picked up an 8-2 win over the Strykers, and the Guam U14 Boys’ National team defeated Wings Red 5-1.

In the Girls’ U17 division, Skyylerblu Johnson added a goal to Odell’s two in Guahan’s win over the ASC Islanders. Francesca Pangelinan and Krystiana Martinez scored for the Islanders. In the other Girls’ U17 match, Quality Distributors and the Samurai Heat battled to a 3-all draw.

In U14 games, Quality Distributors snuck past Community First 3-2, the Sidekicks shutout the Orange Crushers 6-0, the Strykers beat the Wolverines 4-1, and the Kicker Sisters, the Guam U13 Girls’ National team, blanked the Southern Cobras 3-0.

In the U12 division, Wings Red beat the Crushers 3-1, the Piranhas picked up a 4-0 shutout win over the Cobras, the Strykers Red team defeated Quality Distributors Blue 7-0, Quality Distributors Red beat the Strykers Blue team 4-1, the Sidekicks notched a 7-0 win over Community First Gold and Wings Black picked up an 8-0 win over Community First Blue.