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CHAMPIONS CROWNED IN FIRST EVER 8V8 ALL-GIRLS TOURNEY

Teams Bumachacha and Dudus were crowned champions of their respective age divisions at Guam Football Association’s first-ever 8v8 Magahaga All-Girls Soccer Tournament Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Guam Football Association President Tino San Gil (center in blue) presents the champions trophy to Bumachacha, winners of the Group A (2005 & 2006) Division of the GFA 8v8 Magahaga All-Girls Soccer Tournament played Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Bumachacha defeated Sutera in the championship match 11-0. In the photo are front row from left to right: GFA General Secretary Marvin "Ike" Iseke, Team Coach Anjelica Perez, Analea Meno, Gabrielle Moser, Olivia Haddock, GFA President Tino San Gil, Victoria Rapadas, Cindy Maestrecampo, and GFA Executive Committee member and Women's Committee chairperson Tina Esteves. In the back row, from left to right, are Sarah Benavente, Jordan Baden, Jada Han, and Taylor Stewart.

PRESS RELEASE – Teams Bumachacha and Dudus were crowned champions of their respective age divisions at Guam Football Association’s first-ever 8v8 Magahaga All-Girls Soccer Tournament Saturday at the GFA National Training Center.

Bumachacha, consisting mainly of players from Guam’s national program born in 2005 or 2006, dominated the tournament, rounding out an 11-0 victory against Sutera in the division’s championship match.

Dudus took home the championship trophy in the tournament’s younger age division – Group B for players born in 2007 or 2008 – with a 14-2 win over Raiders Blue in the Group B championship match. 

In cross-divisional play, Dudus was the lone team to keep Bumachacha under eight goals scored and also slipped past upper division finalists Sutera 5-4. 

The all-girls tournament was organized by the GFA Grassroots Department with support from Japan Football Association. Each match was 30 minutes in duration with each team playing each other once in a round-robin format, including cross-divisional matches. Top two teams from each age division advanced to play their respective age group’s championship matches. 

Dudus, winners of the Group B (2007 & 2008) Division of the GFA 8v8 Magahaga All-Girls Soccer Tournament, pose with the age division’s champions trophy during an awards ceremony Saturday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center. Dudus defeated Raiders Blue in the championship match 14-2. In the photo are front row from left to right: GFA General Secretary Marvin “Ike” Iseke, Cadence Guzman, Connica Baza, Feah Fejeran, Jaelyn Han, Trinity Santos, GFA Executive Committee member and Women’s Committee chairperson Tina Esteves, and GFA President Tino San Gil. In the back row from left to right are Chase Stewart, Hana Flores, Hinengi San Nicolas, Eliza San Agustin, Megan Rasmussen, and Kateryna Calibuso. Not in the photo is Dudus Coach Samuel San Gil.

Trophies were presented to winning teams by GFA President Tino San Gil, GFA Women’s Committee Chairperson Tina Esteves, and General Secretary Marvin “Ike” Iseke.

Other teams in the tournament were Raiders White and Rovers.

Representing Bumachacha were Jordan Baden, Sarah Benavente, Olivia Haddock, Jada Han, Cindy Maestrecampo, Analea Meno, Gabrielle Moser, Victoria Rapadas, and Taylor Stewart under coach Anjelica Perez.

Representing Dudus were Connica Baza, Kateryna Calibuso, Feah Fejeran, Hana Flores, Cadence Guzman, Jaelyn Han, Megan Rasmussen, Eliza San Agustin, Hinengi San Nicolas, Trinity Santos and Chase Stewart under coach Samuel San Gil.

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