Connect with us

GSPN

LADY DRAGONS BEAT WARRIORS IN FINALE

In the final game of the girls middle school soccer regular season, the Astumbo Dragons defeated the visiting Inarajan Warriors in a close contest.

By Michael J.A. Nauta Jr.

The final games of the 2015 Interscholastic Middle School Girls Soccer League came to a close Monday afternoon with a few games on tap. In one of the scheduled games, the Inarajan Lady Warriors made the trek north to take on the hosting Astumbo Lady Dragons.

Despite not having a winning record in both their favors, the two teams came ready to play as they put forth great effort making their game an exciting one. When all was said and done, it was the home team who capped off their season with a 3-2 victory over their southern visitors.

For the first few minutes of the game, neither team looked to be in their comfort zone as possession of the ball remained at an equal in the center of the pitch. It wasn’t until the sixth minute of the game when the Dragons struck first. After intercepting a goal kick taken by Inarajan’s Fayleena Meno, Astumbo’s Isabella Bass zipped a shot right back passed Meno for the game’s first goal.

Astumbo's Amber Apatang attempts a shot despite being heavily defended by  Inarajan's Jaemie Manglona (10) and Amaya Mansapit (11) in yesterday's Interscholastic Middle School Girls Soccer League match.  Astumbo defeated IMS 3-2. (photo by Mike Nauta)

Astumbo’s Amber Apatang attempts a shot despite being heavily defended by Inarajan’s Jaemie Manglona (10) and Amaya Mansapit (11) in yesterday’s Interscholastic Middle School Girls Soccer League match. Astumbo defeated IMS 3-2. (photo by Mike Nauta)

The momentum carried on for the Dragons as they upped their lead to 2-nil two minutes later. Despite great defense by the Lady Warrior’s Venisha Naputi, Dayamaya Calma managed to find the back of the net for her first of two goals.

Despite trailing early, Inarajan maintained poise and continued to work hard on both sides of the field. In the 23rd minute of play, the Lady Warrior’s Jessie Torres took matters into her own hands carrying the ball nearly the entire length of the field before finding an open Rolani Salalila who posted her team’s first goal. Astumbo rebuilt their two goal lead just before halftime when Calma zipped a shot past Meno.

Second half action witnessed both teams literally bringing their offense to a stalemate for the first 15 minutes. Neither was able to penetrate the defense of the other. Astumbo turned to Keleah Gagarin and Tomikah Mendiola to lead the group of backs, while the Warriors used a mixture of substitutions to keep the legs fresh at all times.

As time on the clock continued to burn, the Warriors aggressively looked for ways to add a goal on their side of the board. It wasn’t until the 49th minute of play when Inarajan was awarded a penalty kick after a foul was committed by the Lady Dragons inside the goal box. The Lady Warriors made it a one-goal game after Venisha Naputi managed to place her PK into the bottom left corner of the goal. The final whistle signaling the end of the match eventually was blown before the Lady Warriors could equalize the game.

With the victory, the Lady Dragons finish their season picking up their fourth win, while the loss for the Lady Warriors ends their season with a 1-13 record.

PHOTO GALLERY:

Astumbo's Amber Apatang and Inarajan's Venisha Naputi battle for possesion of the ball in yesterday's Middle School soccer match. (photo by Mike Nauta)

Astumbo’s Amber Apatang and Inarajan’s Venisha Naputi battle for possesion of the ball in yesterday’s Middle School soccer match. (photo by Mike Nauta)

Astumbo's Dayamaya Calma speeds her way around a slew of Lady Warriors in yesterday's Interscholastic Middle School Girls Soccer League match.  The Lady Dragons defeated the Lady Warriors 3-2. (photo by Mike Nauta)

Astumbo’s Dayamaya Calma speeds her way around a slew of Lady Warriors in yesterday’s Interscholastic Middle School Girls Soccer League match. The Lady Dragons defeated the Lady Warriors 3-2. (photo by Mike Nauta)

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

September

October 2021

November
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Events for October

1st

No Events
Events for October

2nd

No Events
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Events for October

3rd

No Events
Events for October

4th

No Events
Events for October

5th

Events for October

6th

Events for October

7th

Events for October

8th

Events for October

9th

10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Events for October

10th

No Events
Events for October

11th

No Events
Events for October

12th

Events for October

14th

Events for October

15th

Events for October

16th

17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
Events for October

31st

No Events

National Guard Athletes

Rose Munoz

An educator, triathlete, mother and Guardsman all in one! The ever active Rose Munoz almost never stops moving, but she’s found a way to balance her busy life while serving from home!

 

Polls

Which 1st Quarter IIAAG/ISA sport are you most looking forward to?

View Results

COMING SOON …

Guam’s Strongest Man & Woman Competition OCTOBER 30

QUICK HITS

Bryant Pangelinan captured his 11th career medal at the IBJJF NoGi Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. Pangelinan battled for a bronze in the Master 3 Black Belt Heavyweight division in Dallas. 

———————————————-

 

 

 

More in GSPN