The Young Masakåda, Guam U19 Women’s National Team, opened its bid in the AFC U19 Women’s Championship Qualifier with a strong 12-0 win over the Maldives at the Dolen Omurzakov Stadium in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic.
“We are all very pleased with today’s result,” said Maggie Phillips, Guam U19 Women’s National Team Head Coach. “We knew coming in that today’s game would be a stepping stone for Game 2 against Uzbekistan. Today, we worked to reinforce the playing style we have implemented over the last year. We started a little slow, but after calming down and getting into a rhythm, the girls were able to execute wonderfully.
“The icing on the cake was the pure enjoyment seen on the faces of each one of our players. Tonight, we let them celebrate and enjoy – tomorrow we get back to work and focus on Game 2, as it will be a difficult and high-paced game,” Phillips added.
Hannah Cruz and Lauren Phillips led all scorers with a hat trick each in the win. Isabella Bass, Sabrina Kenney, Isa Whalen, Rylee Guzman, and Ysabella Vasquez also put their names on the official score sheet with one goal each. Guam’s other goal came on a Maldives own goal in the 62nd minute.
Guam was drawn into Group C of the qualifying round and will play Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates and the host country next week.
Fans will be able to watch the team in its upcoming matches during the tournament via the Football Federation of Kyrgyz Republic Internet TV channel:
- Guam vs Uzbekistan, Monday, Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. Guam time: https://mycujoo.tv/video/ffkr?id=26068
- Guam vs Kyrgyz Republic, Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. Guam time: https://mycujoo.tv/video/ffkr?id=26073
- Guam vs United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. Guam time: https://mycujoo.tv/video/ffkr?id=26079
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Information provided by a GFA Press Release