Kanoa bags first win of season


Kanoa Football Club’s Khristelle Itaas scored a goal in the club’s first win of the 2021 Dove Spring Women’s League last Sunday. (Kimberly A. Bautista)

Kanoa Football Club claimed the first victory of the season with a lopsided win in Division A of the 2021 Dove Spring Women’s League against Tan Holdings Football Club at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville last Sunday.

Kanoa crushed Tan Holdings, 7-3, behind Krizel Tuazon who contributed three goals with help from Lalaine Pagarao who put up two. Paulynn Joyce and Khristelle Itaas added one goal apiece.

Tan Holdings’ Mia Abuan carried her team with a pair with help from Tamia Hix who found the back of the net once.

In the first match in Division A, Shirley’s Football Club prevailed over Southern United Football Club, 7-6.

Shirley’s Football Club and Southern United Football Club players nudge each nudge each other for the ball during the opening game of the 2021 Dove Spring Women’s League last Saturday. (Kimberly A. Bautista)

Katrina Costales led Shirely’s to victory with three goals with assistance from Julianne Hall, Jerlyn Castillo, Fiona Bucalig, and Lillian Podziewski who contributed one goal apiece.

Southern United’s Kaithlyn Chavez anchored her team’s victory with a pair of goals while Christina Atalig, Jannah Casarino, and Summer Manahane scored one goal apiece.

MPU 2, Kanoa, 1

MP United nosed out Kanoa during the first match in Division B last Sunday. Breanna Lee and Laarni Zapanta led the team to victory with one goal apiece.

Shirley’s 5, Southern United 2
Shirley’s coasted past Southern United last Sunday behind Jeraldine Castillo who earned two goals. Marrielle Gariguez, Kristanna Lim, and Stephanie Lumbad added four to triumph in their game.

Paire 1 1, Kanoa 0

Paire 1 outclassed opponent Kanoa last Sunday led by former national player Patty Coleman who scored the only goal of the game.

Paire 2 4, TanHoldings 1
Paire 2 beat TanHoldings behind Tanuja Edvalson who found the back of the net in four occassions to lead the team to victory.

Kimberly B. Esmores | Reporter
Kimberly Albiso Bautista has covered a wide range of news beats, including the community, housing, crime, and more. She now covers sports for the Saipan Tribune. Contact her at kimberly_bautista@saipantribune.com.

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