Paire Football Club’s girls U15 team had a respectable showing in the 2017 GFA Fall Gobblefest Weekend after winning three of their five matches in Guam.
Head coach Patricia Coleman, in a message to Saipan Tribune, said Paire players won their first two games, dropped the next two, and then prevailed in their last assignment to make a good account of themselves in the competition that ran from Nov. 23 to 25 at the GFA Training Center in Dededo. The team was composed of Cathyn Reyes, Aaliyah Indalecio, Anisa Villagomez, Patricia Surima, Summer Manahane, Kyna Sales, Doris Ayuyu, Pyper Liske-Clark, Erin Frink, and Miles River with Nadia Murphy and April Liske-Clark as assistant coach and team nurse, respectively.
Paire got off to a strong start in the Guam Football Association-organized tournament after crushing Quality Distributors last Friday, 5-0. Five different players scored for Paire with Villagomez drawing first blood, while Manahane, Ayuyu, Surima, and Frink also hit the board for the winning squad.
Coleman’s wards met Quality Distributors anew last Saturday and earned another shutout victory, 3-0. Manahane, Surima, and River were the scorers for Paire, which played four matches last Saturday and lost its next two, bowing to Kanoa and the Islanders in similar scores, 3-0.
“Paire girls got to see some of Guam’s U15 national players on Islanders in action. We created some chances to score, but defensively we made some major mistakes and Islanders capitalized on those mistakes,” Coleman said.
For its last game, Paire dueled the Southern Cobras and the visiting team eked out a 1-0 win, thanks to River’s goal.
“It was a very close match with some excellent saves and defending by goalkeeper Cathlyn Reyes. Both teams played very hard to the end and this was probably our best match overall,” Coleman said.