Guam – The Strykers pounded Quality Distributors FC for seven goals in the second period to eventually lay claim to the 2012 Land Shark Beach Soccer League championship title 14-10 Sunday evening at the Guam Football Association beach pitch in Harmon.
The Strykers were unfazed by a slim 4-3 lead by a formidable Quality team after the first period. Take Inoue scored the equalizer in just the second minute of second-period play finishing a cross from teammate Francis Chargualaf. Chargualaf next took a pass from Jan-Willem Staman to wrest the lead from Quality two minutes later. Inoue continued the momentum five minutes into the period, connecting on a header for a goal from a throw-in.
Hiro Asoshina added another goal for Paintco two minutes later, strong enough to get past Quality goalkeeper Brett Maluwelmeng, who got his hands on the shot. Staman added one more before Quality’s Shawn Spindel put his team on board for the first time in the second period with a shot from the right side.
Asoshina and Chargualaf added two more for the Strykers and Quality’s Jared Pangelinan scored once before the whistle ending the second period.
Both teams scored four in the third period for the final score. Inoue led all scorers with five goals. Staman scored four and Asoshina completed a hat trick for the Strykers. Chargualaf scored Paintco’s other two goals.
[Doosan FC’s Natsuki Recella and Bank of Guam Crushers’ Kyle Sutherland sprint toward a loose ball in the consolation match of the 2012 Land Shark Beach Soccer League at the Guam Football Association beach pitch. Doosan defeated the Crushers 6-5 on a golden goal after three periods of play.]
Spindel and Irving Mercado each scored hat tricks for Quality. Kristian Cruz scored twice for Quality and Pangelinan and Eddie Lorenzo added one each.
Staman and Mercado were honored after the match as the league’s golden boot winners, scoring the most goals during the beach soccer season. The Strykers also received the Fair Play award, finishing the season with the least card cautions. Also recognized was Mathews Pothen and Bing Mejia of Island Equipment Company, authorized dealer for Doosan Portable Power, and John Torres of Johnny Cool’s Services for providing portable floodlights for the beach pitch to allow for the cooler nighttime final.
Earlier in the day, Doosan FC’s Natsuki Recella scored the golden goal for his team after the third period of play to defeat the Bank of Guam Crushers for third-place honors.
An own goal by the Crushers in the 13th minute tied the game at 5-all before the final whistle, setting up the golden goal opportunity. Doosan’s Felix Fontanilla led all scorers with a hat trick, including one penalty kick. Recella also scored for Doosan in the second period.
Rico Espinosa and Ricky Quan each scored twice for the Crushers. Kyle Sutherland scored Bank of Guam’s other goal.