Connect with us

GSPN

KNIGHTS BLANK SHARKS 3-0

[sixcol_five_last]

By Bucky Brennan

Knights’ Jonathan Odell scores his goal in the second half. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

The defending champion St. John’s Knights defeated the Sanchez Sharks 3-0 in their IIAAG Boys’s Soccer League matchup Wednesday night at St. John’s field.

The Knights controlled much of the game with a stellar defensive unit that left little room for Sanchez’s offense to operate. St. John’s got going in the first behind goals from Cedric Sevilla and Kai Frenay.

At the break, with the Knights dominating most of the first half possession, both coaches brought their teams in for a mid-game huddle.

St. John’s showed their control of the game and the ball as the first 15 minutes of the second half saw the ball stay on the Knights offensive side. St. Johns had Sanchez’s defense scrambling and attack after attack was thrown at the Sharks goal. Excellent ball control and perfect touches from the Knights saw 14 shots on goal in the early half with the highlight coming from Jonathan Odell’s well worked piece of magic in the sixth minute.

Sharks’ Keith Amuan and Knights’ Fujin Shimoda sprint after the ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Odell took a defensive clearance that a Shark defender misjudged to start a break. Sanchez defenders scrambled, but Odell used some fancy footwork to dribble through two Sharks at the top of the box. Odell then turned the ball to his left foot and launched a rocket that left the Sanchez keeper little time to react. His one-timer reamed loudly off the bottom of the crossbar earning a resounding gasp from the entire crowd.

St. John’s continued their domination well into the mid-section of the half, and their defense held Sanchez to long-distance, low percentage shots. Odell continued to be a thorn in the Sharks defense as he and the Knights seemed to threaten anytime he had the ball. Odell missed several shots and his teammates failed to convert several beautiful crosses that sailed dangerously through the box.

http://iconnectasia.com/iconnectguam/In the 31st minute though, Odell took another through ball with a perfectly timed run that gave him a one-on-one opportunity with the goalie. Tired of coming up short on opportunities, Odell sent a finesse shot to the right corner that put the Knights up 3-0.

With the goal, the Sharks seemed deflated. Though the Knights had several more opportunities, they failed to convert and at the end of regulation, the Knights comfortably earned a 3-0 victory.

 

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

http://www.akguam.com/ou/tamuning-scion/

Knights’ Jonathan Odell tries to dribble past the defense of Sharks’ Donovan Alger. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Sharks goalie Keith Amuan looks to defend a shot in the second half. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Sharks’ Donovan Alger and Knights’ Jonathan Odell fight to gain possession of the ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Sharks’ Keith Dumanal and Knights’ Jacon Ishizu fight for possession of the ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Sharks’ Matthew Quinata looks to defend the offense of Knights’ Jonathan Odell. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

[fbshare url=” http://www.gspnlive.com/gspn/knights-blank-sharks-3-0/ ” type=”button”][fblike url=” http://www.gspnlive.com/gspn/knights-blank-sharks-3-0/ ” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]
[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=38, 53, 51 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

September

October 2020

November
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
Events for October

1st

No Events
Events for October

2nd

No Events
Events for October

3rd

No Events
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Events for October

4th

No Events
Events for October

5th

No Events
Events for October

6th

No Events
Events for October

7th

No Events
Events for October

8th

No Events
Events for October

9th

No Events
Events for October

10th

No Events
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Events for October

11th

No Events
Events for October

12th

No Events
Events for October

13th

No Events
Events for October

14th

No Events
Events for October

15th

No Events
Events for October

16th

No Events
Events for October

17th

No Events
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Events for October

18th

No Events
Events for October

19th

No Events
Events for October

20th

No Events
Events for October

21st

No Events
Events for October

22nd

No Events
Events for October

23rd

No Events
Events for October

24th

No Events
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Events for October

25th

No Events
Events for October

26th

No Events
Events for October

27th

No Events
Events for October

28th

No Events
Events for October

29th

No Events
Events for October

30th

No Events
Events for October

31st

No Events
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

E Sports Athlete Willy Hong

Polls

Who had the most impressive first win in the UFC?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Frank ‘The Crank’ Camacho was a competitive youth golfer in Saipan with dreams of making it to the PGA.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Jamal Agnew changes positions this year with the Detroit Lions from cornernack to receiver.
The 2019 All-Pro return man will retain his special teams duties for the Lions.
Agnew is half CHamoru with his mother hailing from Saipan. #bibamarianas 📷 (AP/Carlos Osorio)

More in GSPN