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Matansa, Paire pummel opponents in women’s soccer

THE Matansa Football Club and the Paire Football Club remain dominant in the Dove Women’s League Fall 2019 Master’s Division as they thrashed their respective opponents Sunday at the TSL Sports Complex.

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Matansa’s Elna Curate secures the possession during a previous game of the Dove Women’s League Fall 2019 Master’s Division at the TSL Sports Complex.  Photo by James F. Sablan Jr. 

The Matansa players were clearly in control as they silenced the TanHoldings Football Club 6-0.

At first, THFC kept up with MFC’s aggressive approach, holding off most of the incoming attacks. But after 10 minutes of action, MFC started to pick up the pace, eventually breaking through THFC’s defense and handing Ivan Gozum with a chance to sink a shot at the 12th minute mark for a 1-0 lead.

THFC aimed for retaliation but could not deliver due to MFC’s pressure.

The second half was a different story as MFC brought out its firepower.

It started with Bunruang Brasuell who ignited the run at the 34th minute mark while Gozum picked up where she left off with three consecutive goals to complete the hat-trick and extend MFC’s lead, 5-0. Wasana Gregory then joined the scoreboard at the 59th minute mark to add the icing on the cake by ending the game with a 6-0 MFC victory.

In the other game, the Paire Football Club players showcased their skills as they outscored the Kanoa Football Club 9-4.

Kanoa drew first blood at the 3rd minute mark courtesy of Manami Manglona, but PFC replied with three goals. Tanuja Edvalson, Lindsay Davis and Robyn Spaeth all shared the highlight reel scoring at the 7th, 13th and 20th minute marks respectively.

Kanoa’s players still had some fight left in them as Manglona scored her second consecutive goal at the 33rd minute mark. She sank two more goals in the second half but failed to get the help needed from the rest of the Kanoa plyers. PFC, on the other hand, exploded with six points. Heather Taylor scored two goals just minutes apart while Rhonda Gross, Kimberly Ada, Patricia Coleman and Davis each chipped in to seal victory for Paire, 9-4.