Tan Holdings, MP United rout opponents


Tan Holdings FC barged into the win column in the co-ed U12 division 2016 NMIFA Youth Spring League after whipping Paire, 10-4, last Saturday at the Hopwood Junior High School Field.

Anthony John Bergancia starred in the lopsided victory after knocking in five goals. Angelo Pulido contributed two goals, while Justin Weaver and Kohtaro Goto added one each. Tan Holdings got a goal from Paire’s miscue.

With the win, Tan Holdings climbed up to second place in the team standings behind the unbeaten MP United. Actually, Tan Holdings, Kanoa, and Paire have the same records (1-0-2 win-draw-loss) , but won the tiebreak because of its 14 goals total in three games. Paire and Kanoa have 9 and 6, respectively, while MP United has the most so far with 23 and holds a 3-0-0 mark.

Paire failed to keep the No. 2 spot in the team standings as it had only two players scoring against Tan Holdings. Max Church had a hat-trick, while Maui Johnson chipped in one.

In the other boys co-ed U12 match, MP United also got an easy win over Kanoa, 7-1.

Rintaro Miyawaki and Rohan Basnet recorded two goals apiece for MP United, which drew one goal each from Andrew Chung. Jeremiah Diaz, and Dylan Kim. The lone scorer for Kanoa was not listed on the official scoresheet.

MP United 9,
Tan Holdings 0
In the first game at the San Antonio Middle School Field, MP United romped past Tan Holdings.
Gillian Vilagomez led MP United’s demolition of Tan Holdings, as she drilled four goals, which came in succession in the second half. Rei Sekiguchi backed her up, firing three goals, while Maaya Sato had a pair.

Sekiguchi registered two straight goals in the first half for MP United’s 2-0 advantage and they pulled away as Sato and Villagomez joined the spree. Sato scored MP United’s first goal in the second half, while Seguchi completed the hat-trick before Villagomez had her string of four goals. Sato posted the last goal in the match to cap MP United’s second win in three games. Tan Holdings absorbed its second loss against one win.

Shirley’s 8, Paire 0
The second game in the division also ended in a shutout in favor of Shirley’s.

Jasmine Phan, Therize Millare, and Valeria Myers delivered two goals each for Shirley’s, while Katrina Costales and Sharmaine Francisco scored one apiece.

Shirley’s retained its perfect record (3-0-0) to lead the six-team field, while Paire is still winless to remain at the cellar.

Matansa 2, Kanoa 1
In the last match, Matansa edged Kanoa to gain its first win of the season.

Kianna Rife logged the winning goal for Matansa, which is at the bottom half of the team standings at fifth place. Sunny Woo hit the other goal for Matansa.

Kanoa got its lone goal from Kristelle Itaas and with the loss dropped to second place. Kanoa has the same record as MP United (2-0-1), but took the No. 2 spot with its 30 goals in three game against the 25 of the latter.

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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