The Bank of Guam Lady Strykers opened their title defense with a slight edge, 3-2, over the University of Guam Lady Tritons in the first week’s match of the Bud Light Women’s Soccer League Premier Division Sunday at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.
The Lady Strykers were off on the right foot with a pair of goals from Jinae Teria to lead 2-0 going into halftime. Despite the deficit, the Lady Tritons continued their attacking strategy in the deciding half. UOG managed to draw key fouls in the box to set up a pair of penalty kicks buried by Zoe Surber in the 51st and 62nd minutes to level the match.
The Lady Strykers’ Maggie Phillips scored the eventual game winner on a free kick in the 65th minute.
The Tritons were the runners-up in the league’s Amateur Division in the 2018-2019 season. The UOG ladies strengthened their roster by recruiting two former Premier Division Golden Boot winners, Colleen Naden and Brianne Leon Guerrero, in the offseason. However, the Lady Strykers defense managed to close down both players for 90 minutes.
Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Heat 3, Guam Shipyard Women 2: The 2019 Jamaican Grill Women’s GFA Cup champions edged Guam Shipyard Women 3-2, with Carmela Tyquiengco scoring the eventual game winner in the 71st minute. Last season’s Golden Boot winner, Alexandra Shimasaki, contributed one for the winning team and teammate Marlena Connelley also scored. Shyann Roberto and Taylor Crisostomo scored for Guam Shipyard Women.
In the first game of the day, Quality Distributors avenged a Round 1 defeat to the Islanders FC in the Women’s GFA Cup. Quality took home the win 6-4, behind a hat trick from Franshay Shippey. Teammates Randi Jo Paulino, Caylani Estoy, and Alisia Barcinas also scored. Jadyn Palomares and Ava Ramos each scored twice for the Islanders FC.
The women’s league continues Sunday with matches in both the Premier and Amateur divisions at GFA.
Information was provided in a press release.