Guam – ASC Trust Islanders goalkeeper Edward Reyes was celebrated as his team’s “super hero” after the 11-year-old helped his team defeat the Tigers in a penalty kick shootout in the U12A division semifinals of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
“After we drew with the Tigers and the referee called for a penalty kick shootout, I kept telling myself to just try my best,” Reyes said after the match. “As I got ready in the goal every time a Tigers player came up for a penalty kick, I would think to myself, it’s not going in, it won’t go in.
“My team is happy we won. To win the championship, I think we have to work harder with shooting (on frame),” added Reyes, a student at Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School.
[Community First Dededo Soccer Club and the Wings play in a Week 8 U8 division match of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.]
The Tigers made a quick goalkeeper change for the shootout, switching out Anis John for James Lee in the goal. Lee also was the Tigers’ first kicker, knocking in his shot for the 1-0 advantage, but the Islanders would later prevail 3-1.
Reyes saved two shots in the shootout and the Tigers’ fourth attempt would come up short, sailing just wide left to hand the Islanders the win. Jonathan Sevilla, Jeremy Collado, and Joshua Bamba all successfully made their penalty kicks.
In the other U12A playoff match, Guam Shipyard Wolverines move on to face No. 1 Wings Saturday after defeating the Orange Crushers 3-0. Steven Perez, Celine Doronila, and Shaun Paul Martinez scored for the Wolverines.
[The ASC Trust Islanders team celebrates with goalkeeper Edward Reyes (in blue) after the team defeated the Tigers in a penalty kick shootout in a U12A division semifinal of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.]
In U14 division matches, Takumi Ito, J.R. Noh, Tyler Presto, Yae Kawauchi, and Cain Pamintuan scored in the Wings’ 5-0 victory over the Wolverines.
Quality Distributors defeated the Islanders 5-1 with goals from Samuel Larkin, An Truong, and Micah Hennegan. Caylani Estoy scored the lone goal for the Islanders.
The Strykers Red defeated Community First Dededo Soccer Club with goals from Clayton Mitchell, Ricky Macias, Anthony Moon, Luke Reeder, and Xavier Naputi.
[The Orange Crushers’ Cotter Wood and the Guam Shipyard Wolverines’ Shaun Paul Martinez battle for possession of the ball in a U12A division playoff match of the Triple J Auto Group Robbie Webber Youth Soccer League at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. The Wolverines defeated the Crushers 3-0.]
Kiomesa Kaminanga, Brandon Salumbides, Isitor Edmond, Threevane Monu, and Strickly Tammy contributed in Tumon Typhoons Soccer Club’s 7-2 victory over the Lil’ Bombers. The Lil’ Bombers’ goals were from Jackson Blackburn and a Tumon own goal.
The Southern Cobras defeated the Sidekick SC 4-1 with goals from Alexander Jimenez, Chaise Borja, Cody Maestrecampo, and Russell Perez. Roben Morellano scored for the Sidekick SC.
A late goal from the Tigers’ Robert De Lodge forced a 3-3 draw with the Strykers Blue. Yu Chan Lee and Seung Min Kim also scored for the Tigers. Caleb Elwell scored twice and Joshua Calvo once for the Strykers Blue.
In the U17 division, the Wings Red defeated their Black counterparts 5-3. Marlon Evans, Isiah Lagutang and Ryo Sakane scored for Wings Red. Jordan Jasmin, Derek Okuhama, and Inochi Recella scored for Wings Black.
The Islanders Betde defeated the Southern Heat 7-5 with goals from Sora Recella, Leon Bamba, Mike Mira, Jeffrey Ho, Phillip Ogo and Nick Cabuhat. Gideon Tyquiengco scored four for the Heat and Napu Topasna also scored.
Quality Red shut out the Islanders Asut 5-0. Seo Hyun Kim, Andrew Baldwin, Jonah Sablan, and Sol Kim scored in the win.
The Wolverines defeated the Islanders Apaka with goals from Jestin Escobar, John Carlo Jimenez, Randi Jo Paulino, Mitchell Champaco, Jay Cruz, and Kyle Mendiola.
The Sidekick SC defeated Quality Blue 8-2 with goals from Kayla Kinney, Dalton Kinney, Kyle Aguon, Arvin Ramachandran, and Brian Leon Guerrero. Tara Usita-Lee scored both goals for Quality Blue.
The Strykers defeated Dededo 8-3 with goals from Justin Johnson, Josiah Elwell, Michael “Jake” Benito, Ezra Valdes, Philip Au, and Ruka Aoki. Patson Haimin scored twice for Dededo and Tyler Pangelinan scored once.