Lopsided victory for MPU, Matansa

Posted on Mar 11 2020


A Matansa Football Club defender, left, deflects the shot of an MP United Football Club player during an earlier game in the co-ed U13 division of the 2020 NMIFA Spring Youth League at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

MP United Football Club and Matansa Football Club pounced on their respective opponents in the co-ed U13 division of the 2020 NMIFA Spring Youth League last Saturday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

MP United walloped Kanoa, 11-1, while Matansa shut down Shirley’s, 9-0.

Matansa got a hat trick from Jerome Mettao to take its first win of the season after drawing Kanoa and losing to MP United last month. Nolan Ngewakl and Javen Camacho added two goals apiece, while Justin Camacho contributed one.

In the MPU-Kanoa tiff, the former had eight players making it to the board to cruise to victory No. 2 and move up to second place in the team standings behind idle TanHoldings Football Club.

Takeru Jim and William Sosa delivered two goals each for MP United, while Stephen Yeom, William Lee, Moshe Sikkel, Casey Chambers, Ian Song, and Miles Linden chipped in one apiece. Kanoa’s lone goal in the match came from Peter Quidato and with its lackluster showing, the team is still winless this season, dropping its fourth game.

MP United 16, Kanoa 2 0

MP United also crushed Kanoa 2 in the curtain-raiser in the boys U19 division last Friday.

Oliver Lee led MP United with his five goals, while Kaden Church was also on target, hitting three. John Bucayo and Floyd Muna added two each, while John Michael Rojas, Matthew Ong, Ronnel Ocanada, and Tony Kim made one apiece.

MP United notched win No. 2 to share the top spot with Kanoa 1.

Kanoa 1 5, NMI Boys U15 2
Kanoa 1 got its second victory after edging the NMI Boys U15 National Team in the other match in the division.

Andrew Omelau fired a pair of goals for Kanoa, who drew one each from siblings Jim Kurt and Ian Karl Maniago and Jacob Montes.

The NMI U15’s two goals were courtesy of Andrew Chung.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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