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BIG BLUE STAYS UNDEFEATED

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PRESS RELEASE – Big Blue won the battle of undefeated teams in the 2013 Bud Light Co-Ed Masters Soccer League, blanking the Paintco Strykers 3-0 in Week 4 action at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Paintco Strykers' Christina Duenas keeps back Big Blue's Jose Garcia from the ball in midfield. (courtesy photo)

The Paintco Strykers’ Christina Duenas keeps back Big Blue’s
Jose Garcia from the ball in midfield. (courtesy photo)

Big Blue began scoring as early as the third minute. Big Blue’s Yvonne San Nicolas chipped the ball over Strykers’ defenders toward the goal and teammate Pepito Bedia, Jr. finished the play with a shot from the right side to the opposite post. Later, Big Blue’s Noel Casilao gave his team the 2-0 advantage after connecting on Bedia’s free kick in the 22nd minute. Casilao first collided with Strykers goalkeeper John Sivigny on the play, but was able to get back up for a follow up shot.

With four minutes left in the first half, Big Blue’s Young Chang put his name on the score sheet with a lobbed shot over Sivigny that managed to roll into the goal.

The Strykers had several chances to score in both halves, but were unable to convert. Despite the loss, the Strykers have played more games than Big Blue and still sit in first place in league standings based on points. Big Blue’s opening week match against the Rovers that wasn’t officially played as scheduled, has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Aug. 20.

In the day’s earlier match, Hyundai Family FC earned its first win this season with a 3-0 shut out of IT&E/IP&E to move up one spot in the league rankings. With five minutes left in the first half, IT&E/IP&E goalkeeper Bob Kelley mishandled a shot by Hyundai’s John Oh to allow the first goal of the match. In the final seconds of the first half, Oh struck again, this time taking a Byung Choi through-pass straight to the goal. Kelley attempted to stop the pass early, but Oh managed to divert the ball away from Kelley and take his shot from close range.

Sang Won Park later iced his team’s victory with a header from a corner kick play in the 80th minute.

Co-Ed Masters League matches continue Saturday with Big Blue taking on IT&E/IP&E at 6 p.m. at GFA, followed by the Rovers FC against Hyundai at 8 p.m.

There is no admission fee to watch the matches.

 

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Big Blue's Shelly Santos controls the ball as the Paintco Strykers' Bradley Dixon looks for an opportunity to steal the ball. (courtesy photo)

Big Blue’s Shelly Santos controls the ball as the Paintco
Strykers’ Bradley Dixon looks for an opportunity to steal the ball. (courtesy photo)

The Paintco Strykers' Shinya Yasuda and Big Blue's Yvonne San Nicolas battle for possession of the ball. (courtesy photo)

The Paintco Strykers’ Shinya Yasuda and Big Blue’s Yvonne San
Nicolas battle for possession of the ball. (courtesy photo)

Hyundai Family FC's Jean Arroyo tries to turn toward the goal around the defense of IT&E/IP&E's Mike Santos. (courtesy photo)

Hyundai Family FC’s Jean Arroyo tries to turn toward the goal
around the defense of IT&E/IP&E’s Mike Santos. (courtesy photo)

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