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FUTSAL PLAYOFFS FEATURED THIS SUNDAY

Quality Distributors ranked No. 1

PRESS RELEASE – The Bud Light Women’s Futsal League will begin playoff matches Sunday at the Guam Sports Complex Gym with the league’s top four ranked teams vying for the 2023 championship title.

Sunday will feature No. 2 Guam Shipyard playing against No. 3 Bank of Guam Strykers I in the first of two semifinal playoff matches at 1 p.m. followed by No. 1 Quality Distributors against No. 4 Sidekick SC.

In Feb. 19’s final regular season matches, the Sidekick SC nabbed the fourth and final spot in the playoffs with a 4-3 win over the Islanders FC. Christina Duenas led all scorers with two goals and teammates Mia Santos and Chloe Salas also scored in the win. Erlissa Delfin, Kristina Delos Reyes, and Isabella Bass scored for the Islanders.

Guam Shipyard defeated the Southern Cobras 14-8 in the day’s highest scoring match led by Golden Boot winner Colleen Naden’s four goals. Arisa Recella contributed a hat trick and teammates Hannah Cruz and Moana Taijeron each scored twice in the win. Kaya Ignacio, Monica Iriarte, and Veronica Dydasco also scored for Guam Shipyard. Cindy Maestrecampo led all scorers with a double hat trick in her team’s loss and teammates Ana Constantino and Crista Cruz each scored once. 

Southern Cobras’ Cindy Maestrecampo (left) and Guam Shipyard’s Colleen Naden (right) battle for possession of the ball in a Week 11 match of the Bud Light Women’s Futsal League Feb. 19 at the Guam Sports Complex gym. Guam Shipyard won 14-8 and moves on to league playoffs beginning Feb. 26. Photo by Samantha Bautista / GFA

The Bank of Guam Strykers I defeated the University of Guam Tritons 8-1 led by Koharu Minato, who scored half of the winning team’s goals. Ariya Cruz completed a hat trick in the win and teammate Richelle Ragadio also scored. Jazmin Samonte scored UOG’s lone goal.

Quality Distributors blanked Mosa’s 5-0 with two goals from Zoie Terrill and one each from Monica Marquez, Marlena Connelley, and India Sheppard.

In the day’s other match, Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Southern Heat defeated the Bank of Guam Strykers II 3-0 with two goals from Ha’ani Bettis. The Heat’s other goal came on a Strykers II own goal.

Quality Distributors is the lone undefeated team in the league, riding on a seven-match winning streak following its lone draw of the season in Week 4 with the Bank of Guam Strykers I. Quality’s goalkeeper, Chyna Ramirez, is the league’s Golden Glove winner, allowing the fewest goals in the most minutes played as a goalkeeper. Quality only allowed nine goals in 11 weeks of play.

The Strykers I lead the league in goals scored with 95 for the season and a +80 goal differential, the best goal differential in the league.

During the regular season, Quality Distributors defeated Sidekick SC 5-1 in Week 5. Guam Shipyard defeated the Bank of Guam Strykers I 3-2 in Week 6.

The winners from the semifinal matches will move on to the championship match set for 2 p.m. Mar. 5. The losing teams from the semifinal matches will compete for third place at 1 p.m. Mar. 5.

The playoff schedule is online at https://guamfa.powerupsports.com

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