Golden Boot race leader Angelica Sally and cousin Lyka lifted Matansa to a 3-1 win over Paire in the girls U15 division game in the 2015 NMIFA Youth Spring League last Saturday at the Oleai Sports Complex Field.
Angelica, whose goal total so far has reached 18 for a seven-goal lead against her closest pursuer, drilled the pair of goals in the 20th and 27th minute to give Matansa a 2-0 halftime lead. Lyka made it a 3-0 advantage with her goal four minutes into the second half, while Guineverre Borja averted a shutout after putting Paire on the board in the 68th minute.
With the victory, Matansa grabbed the top spot in the team standings from Shirley’s FC. Actually, the two teams hold similar 6-2-0 win-draw-loss record, but Matansa won the tiebreak as it had more goals scored than Shirley’s, 26-23.
Shirley’s 3, MP United 1
Shirley’s bagged its sixth win at the expense of MP United.
Mia Carreon tallied two goals for Shirley’s, while De Jana Muna knocked in the other one. Gillian Villagomez scored the lone goal for MP United, which fell to fifth place in the team standings with its 2-0-6 record.
Muna posted the first goal in the match in the 10th minute, while Carreon recorded her back-to-back in the 22nd and 50th. Villagomez ended MP United’s silence in the 67th minute.
Tan Holdings 1, Kanoa 1
The third girls U15 division game last weekend ended in a draw.
Princess Alcantara made the equalizer for Kanoa, as she found the back of the net in the 26th minute. Two minutes earlier, Mary Kay Alferos gave Tan Holdings the temporary lead.
With the draw, Tan Holdings remained at the No. 4 spot in the team standings with its 2-1-5 slate, while Kanoa is still at the cellar with its 1-1-6 record.
Tan Holdings 3, Paire 2
Tan Holdings gained enough cushion in the first half to nip Paire.
The winning squad earned two goals in the first 40 minutes of the play off Taka Borja and Luis Claridades shots in the fifth and seventh minute, respectively. Tan Holdings’ lead was then sliced to one early in the second half as Kaden Church put Paire on the board in the 43rd.
With his team threatened, Borja hit the insurance goal five minutes later, while Church nailed another goal in the 51st to keep Paire afloat. However, Tan Holdings stood its ground in the remaining minutes to foil Paire’s comeback bid.
Tan Holdings got only its second win in seven games.
MP United 2, Kanoa 2
In the other co-ed U12 match, Kanoa held its own against the division leader MP United.
Brian Lubao scored the game-tying goal for Kanoa in the 55th minute, while Ian Karl Maniago registered the other one. Kanoa kept the second spot in the team standings with its 2-4-1 record.
Rintaro Miyawaki nailed both goals for MP United, which was stuck to five wins in six games after settling for the draw.