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Rematch between Kanoa, Shirley’s for U16 girls division crown

KANOA Football Club and Shirley’s Football Cub will face each other again in the championship match of the 2018 Spring Youth League after eliminating MP United Football Club and Southern United Football Club during last Saturday’s semifinals at the Francisco M. Sablan Middle School soccer field.

Kanoa FC gained control early in the first half as Paulynn Joyce took advantage of the havoc slicing in the first goal of the game at the ninth minute.

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Kanoa FC’s Sharmaine Francisco dribbles past an MP United defender during last Saturday’s semifinals games of the 2018 Spring Youth League U16 Girls Division at FMS Middle School soccer field.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr.

MP United managed to stay in the fight as they held their ground denying Kanoa FC another attack and evened the score 1-1 at the 18th mark by Francesca Bucalig.

However Kanoa FC retaliated even harder as they added two more goals at the 23rd and 28th minute by Khristelle Itaas and Sharmaine Francisco to regain the distance 3-1.

Kanoa FC continued to deliver as their aggressiveness was too much to handle.

MP United tried to keep up answering with the few possessions they had but was mostly forced to defend their territory.

After several attempts, Kanoa FC gradually broke down MPU’s line of defense sneaking in two more goals by Joyce and Francisco to secure the win 5-1 moving onto the finals round.

Shirley’s Football Club had a more dominant performance as they silenced Southern United Football Club 8-0.

SUFC were going toe-to-toe with SFC during the first few minutes of the game getting a few shots as well. But after 17 minutes of exchanges, SFC broke the ice thanks to Lillian Podziewski followed by another by Jerlyn Castillo hitting the back of the net at the 34th mark to gain the edge 2-0.

SUFC did not have to luxury of cooking up a plan of attack as they were forced to protect their end of the field for the remainder of the second half.

SFC carried their offensive output over with Therize Millare orchestrating the run at the 37th minute while Castillo finished strong with three more goals and Katrina Costales right behind with two of her own to take the win with ease 8-0.