Connect with us

GSPN

COUGARS DOWN GECKOS 2-0

[sixcol_five_last]

By Colin Leon Guerrero

Cougars' Andrea Odell passes the ball to set up the first goal for her team. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars’ Andrea Odell passes the ball to set up the first goal for her team. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

In IIAAG Girls’ Soccer action, the Academy Cougars were able to bounce back after a tough loss last week by shutting out the George Washington Geckos 2-0 Monday afternoon at the Agueda Johnston field.

The Cougars came out aggressive from the beginning of the game putting pressure early on GW’s defense. The early pressure from the resulted in most of the 50/50 balls to be won by Academy. However GW’s defense was able to withstand the pressure clearing the ball mid-field.

The sea-saw change of momentum continued for a while until the 35th minute when Andrea Odell made an assist to teammate Gemilie Ilao who was able to slip past a couple of defenders and score  a goal past GW keeper Kristin Unpingco, putting the Cougars on the board 1-0.

McDonald's player of the game: Cougars' Gemilie Ilao

McDonald’s player of the game: Cougars’ Gemilie Ilao

Academy’s defense stood strong not allowing GW’s strikers to gain an inch on them, and if they did goalie Mya Sanchez was there between the posts denying the Geckos offense on three occasions any chance of scoring.

In the second half, Academy kept things rolling as they took control over the game making the Geckos look tired and out of breath. About 15 minutes into the second half Ilao once again was able to find the back of the net extending the lead to 2-0.

“We really worked the ball and played together as a team,” said Ilao on the Cougars progress, as it showed through out most of the game.

The Cougars were also communicating a lot more on the field, which is key to future success. “We’re still continuing to mesh well as a team and we’re getting better. We just need to work on being aggressive on the field and communicate with each other more,” added Ilao on the potential of the 2013 Cougar squad.

 

PHOTO GALLERY BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

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

Geckos' Krystiana Martinez looks to get past the Cougars defense. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos’ Krystiana Martinez looks to get past the Cougars defense. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars' Mia Santos dribble the ball down field. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars’ Mia Santos dribble the ball down field. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos' Meliza Pama prevents a Cougars goal as she kicks the ball away from her goal. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos’ Meliza Pama prevents a Cougars score as she kicks the ball away from her goal. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars' Tana Ramos sprints to the ball to make the header. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars’ Tana Ramos sprints to the ball to make the header. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos' Krystiana Martinez dribbles through multiple Cougars defenders. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Geckos’ Krystiana Martinez dribbles through multiple Cougars defenders. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars' Gemilie Ilao tries to sprint past the defense of Geckos Meliza Pama. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars’ Gemilie Ilao tries to sprint past the defense of Geckos Meliza Pama. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

With no defense around, Geckos' Francesca Pangelinan takes a shot at the goal. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

With no defense around, Geckos’ Francesca Pangelinan takes a shot at the goal. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars' Mia Santos and Geckos' Krystiana Martinez close in on the ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

Cougars’ Mia Santos and Geckos’ Krystiana Martinez close in on the ball. (photo by Errol Alegre, Jr.)

[fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=25618″ style=”button_count” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=38, 53 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/?p=25618″]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

January

February 2023

March
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for January

1st

Events for February

2nd

Events for February

3rd

Events for February

4th

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for February

5th

Events for February

6th

Events for February

7th

Events for February

8th

Events for February

9th

Events for February

10th

Events for February

11th

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for February

11th

No Events
Events for February

13th

Events for February

14th

Events for February

15th

Events for February

16th

Events for February

17th

Events for February

18th

19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for February

19th

Events for February

20th

Events for February

21st

Events for February

22nd

Events for February

23rd

Events for February

24th

Events for February

24th

No Events
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
Events for February

25th

No Events
Events for February

27th

Events for February

28th

COMING SOON …

  • 3rd Quarter Sports

QUICK HITS

Pro ballers: Japan pro basketball players Morgan Aiken and Takumi Simon meet up in Japan in between some of Simon’s games.
———————————————–
Dartmouth rugger Matias Calvo met up with pro Zach Pangelinan in Houston. Calvo is part of a college all-star team and the starting hooker of the NE Reds.

More in GSPN