Paire, CNMI U18 keep undefeated records

Posted on Apr 05 2019


A Paire Football Club player attacks after breaking free from his defenders during an earlier game against Matansa FC in Division A of the 2019 Spring Men’s M-League at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. (Contributed Photo)

Paire Football Club and the CNMI Boys U18 National Team eased past their respective opponents to remain unbeaten in Division A of the 2019 Spring Men’s M-League.

Paire shut down TanHoldings, 3-0, last Sunday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville to get its fourth win in as many games, while the CNMI U18 earned the same perfect mark following a 14-1 thrashing of Korean Football Association on Saipan.

Sunjoon Tenorio, Sebastian Manabat, Jonathan Capayas, Taka Borja, and John Michael Rojas scored multiple goals for the CNMI U18, which pounded KFAS more in the second half after taking a 5-1 halftime lead. KFAS’s lone goal was courtesy of Junsik Kim.

In the Paire-TanHoldings tiff, the former drew goals from three different players. Trey Dunn kicked off Paire’s offense with his shot in the 16th minute, while Joe Miller delivered the second goal in the 30th. Danny Agulto closed out for Paire with his goal in the 75th.

Kanoa 6, Matansa 4
Kanoa took victory No. 2 this season after edging Matansa FC.

The winning team was on target in the first half, firing four goals to gain control of the match. Andruw Omelau drilled a pair with his first goal made in the sixth minute and the second in the 23rd, while Jireh Yobeh hit the board in the 10th, and Ruselle Zapanta knocked in a penalty kick in the 33rd for Kanoa’s 4-2 halftime advantage.

Gabriel Arkoh Jr. and Timothy Tawanpiy registered the two goals for Matansa in the first half and had the same production in the second, while Omelau completed the hat trick in the 50th minute for Kanoa’s early insurance. Jacky Lee scored Kanoa’s other goal in the second half, as they increased their lead to 6-2 before Arkoh and Tawanpiy countered with one goal apiece.

Matansa absorbed back-to-back losses in Week 4 of the league, as it also fell (via forfeiture) to the Old B Bank in last March 28’s match.

Sun Palace 4, PIC 2

Sun Palace stunned erstwhile leader Pacific Islands Club in the lone match played in Division B last Sunday.

Jun Lin tallied two goals to hand Sun Palace its third win—the same number of victories PIC has. Wong Yeong Seo and Fheng Lin Zhi registered the two other goals for Sun Palace, while PIC’s goals were courtesy of Albert Bergancia and Bailey Spaeth.

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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