Paire, U16 Developmental Team triumph

Paire Football Club’s Miles River, left, battles MY Pros’ Natalie Hill for possession during the second half of their game in the 2017 Dove Women’s Fall League last Wednesday at the TSL Sports Complex. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

Paire Football Club and the U16 Developmental Team recorded close wins in their respective divisions in the 2017 Dove Women’s Fall League last Wednesday at the TSL Sports Complex.

In the Division A match, the U16 Developmental Team slipped past Shirley’s Football Club, 6-5, while in the Division B tiff, Paire edged MY Pros, 4-2.

Leisha Sally knocked in the winning goal for U16 Developmental Team in the 40th minute and she also hit the equalizer three minutes earlier. Stella McCallion, Katrina Costales, and Therize Millari were the other U16 Developmental Team players who scored in the tight match, lighting up the board in the fifth, 26th, and 30th minute, respectively. The U16 Developmental Team got an own goal in the 27th minute, trimming Shirley’s lead to one at the break, 2-3.

Shirley’s posted its first goal in the seventh minute, courtesy of Mia Carreon to tie the match and she made it back-to-back two minutes later to put her team on top. Diana Maniacop then added one more in the 18th minute to keep Shirley’s shaky lead at halftime.

Maniacop went on to earn a hat trick with her goals in the 26th and 30th minute, but failed to save Shirley’s, as Leisha countered with a pair of shots to steal the win.

In the Division B match, former CNMI Women’s National Team player Patricia Coleman scored two goals to lift Paire to victory over MY Pros.

Also finding the back of the net for Paire were Miles River and Tasilyn Ramon, while Mel Borja and Ferleen Esmundo tallied one goal apiece for MY Pros.

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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