TakeCare ends Kanoa’s streak


TakeCare’s Lindsay Davis, right, and Shirley’s Alexa Vergara go for the ball during an earlier game in the Tinekcha-Awaal Division in the Dove Women’s League Spring 2022 at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. TakeCare and Kanoa recorded similar close wins in last Wednesday’s pair of matches.(CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

TakeCare handed Kanoa Football Club its first loss of the season after pulling off a 2-1 victory in their Tinekcha-Awaal game in the Dove Women’s League Spring 2022 last Wednesday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

Bernadette Horey and Josephine Cardelle scored the two goals for TakeCare, which now narrows its gap with Kanoa in the team standing after improving to a 4-1-1 win-draw-loss record. Kanoa has a 5-0-1 slate, ending its winning streak after only Kaithlyn Chavez hit the board for the team.

In the other match in the division, Shirley’s FC also escaped with a 2-1 win over Southern United FC. Shirley’s got an own goal and one from Alexa Vergara to beat Southern United, which drew its lone goal from Rizza Relucio. Shirley’s notched victory No. 2 out of six games, while Southern United has yet to enter the win column this season.

Shirley’s and Southern United cross paths anew tonight in the curtain-raiser at 6:15, while TakeCare will try to make it two in a row against Kanoa when they collide at 7:45pm.

Shirley’s 7,
Southern United 1

In last Sunday’s second game in the Flores-Pee’ Luwal Division, Shirley’s romped past Southern United to grab the top spot in the team standings in Group A.

Melody Johnson, Mikayla Lopez, and Jhaza Mirano had two goals apiece for Shirley’s, which now has a 3-0-2 mark to lead Southern (2-1-2), Paire-1 (1-3-1), and MP United (1-2-2). Jeraldine Castillo added one for Shirley’s, while Southern United’s only goal came from Reanna Ramrui.

In the other match in Group A, Paire-1 and MPU played to a draw. Savannah Grant scored for Paire-1, while Moriah Sablan had the same output for MPU.

Matansa 5, TanHoldings 2
In Group B, Matansa (3-2-0) kept the top spot after downing TanHolding (2-1-2)
Barbara Peteru recorded two goals for Matansa, while Tawny Barcinas, Jenna Mauliola, and Chrishia Leon Guerrero chipped in one apiece. Neriah Lumbad knocked in the two goals for TanHoldings.

Kanoa 1, Paire-2 0
Kanoa matched TanHoldings’ record after slipping past Paire in the other Group B tiff.

Hannah Santos made the lone goal for Kanoa.

Meanwhile, in the Simiya-Faayul Division, Matansa won over MPU-2, 1-0; TanHoldings edged Kanoa, 1-0; and Shirley’s and Paire engaged in a draw, 1-1.

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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