Strong finish for Shirley’s FC


TanHoldings Football Club and Shirley’s FC players and the referees meet at the center court after an earlier Division A game in the 2018 Dove Spring Women’s League at the TSL Sports Complex’s artificial turf. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

Shirley’s Football Club closed out its campaign in Division A of the 2018 Dove Spring Women’s League on a high note after pounding TanHoldings FC, 9-1, last week at the TSL Sports Complex’s artificial turf.

Katrina Costales led Shirley’s demolition of TanHoldings after scoring four goals, while Mia Carreon and Jhaza Mirano contributed two each, and Lilian Podziewski chipped in one. Shirley’s finished the season with back-to-back wins and ended up with a 3-0-5 win-draw-loss record for fourth place in the five-team field.

TanHoldings was last in the group with a 1-0-6 slate. Jenny Ann Capayas made the lone goal for TanHoldings in their final game of the season.

In the other Division A game, Kanoa-2 forced a draw against Paire, 7-7.

Kanoa-2 recovered and avoided losing its last match after firing six goals in the second half. Krizel Tuazon drilled three goals in that period and finished with four, as she also recorded Kanoa-2’s only goal in the first half. Ruschell Anna Valino registered a brace, while Therize Millare posted the other goal for Kanoa-2 in the second half.

Guine Borja had a pair of goals for Paire in the first half and their team was credited with an own goal for a 3-1 halftime lead. Borja added one in the second half, while Jerlyn Castillo tallied two, and Brittany Wally had one.

Paire finished the season at second place with its 4-1-3 slate, while Kanoa-2 was ranked third after logging 3-2-3 card. Kanoa-2 wrapped up its campaign a week earlier and ruled Division A after earning a 7-1-0 mark.


MPU-1 4, TanHoldings 3

Over at the Chacha Oceanview Middle School Field, MP United-1 edged TanHoldings to stay on top of the field.

Julia Ishikawa made two goals, while Chiharu Sato and Coume Kaga added one each for MPU-1, which now has a 6-1-1 mark. Rizza Relucio got two goals, while Kaith Lynn Chavez scored for TanHoldings, which dropped to a 2-1-4 record.

MY Pros 6, Shirley’s 0

MY Pros is lurking behind MPU-1, as the latter improved its record to 5-1-2 following back-to-back wins over the weekend.

MY Pros first shut down Shirley’s, 6-0, in a make-up game at the Francisco Mendiola Sablan Middle School Field last Saturday and then won via forfeit against MPU-2 at the Chacha pitch last Sunday.

Natali Hill and Sami Birmingham registered two goals apiece for MY Pros, while Manami Manglona and Jeane Bracket chipped in one each.

In the other scheduled match at Chacha, Shirley’s was awarded the free win after a no-show from Paire.

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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