TanHoldings, Southern United dispute girls U15 crown

NMIFA United FC’s Summer Manahane

Southern United FC’s Summer Manahane, right, attacks, while Kanoa Football Club-1’s Isabel Manabat keeps a close eye on her during their semis game in the girls U15 division of the NMIFA Summer Youth League 2021 wins last Saturday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. (Contributed photo)

The championship duel in the girls U15 division of the NMIFA Summer Youth League 2021 will be between the Top 2 finishers in the elimination round.
No. 1 TanHoldings Football Club, which swept its five matches in the elimination, will take on No. 2 Southern United Football Club for the division crown following their playoff wins last Saturday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville. TanHoldings punched the first finals ticket after crushing No. 4 Paire Football Club, 16-0, while Southern United outclassed Kanoa Football Club-1 in the other semis pairing, 11-8, to advance to this Saturday’s title match.

Pia Ngewakl starred in Southern United’s victory after scoring six goals, while Summer Manahane and Rosie Saralu contributed two apiece. Megan Elayda was the third Southern United player to hit the board in their semis win over Kanoa-1, which got three goals each from Kaleen Leemarvin and Keziah Manabat and a pair from Sophia Quintos.

In the earlier semis game, TanHoldings leaned on the four goals apiece of Aubrey Castro and Rizza Relucio to pounce in on Paire. Five other TanHoldings players scored in the lopsided match.

In other results in the division last weekend, Kanoa-2 blanked Shirley’s FC, 4-0, to place fifth in the rankings.


Kanoa 2, TanHoldings 1

Kanoa formally bagged the division championship after edging TanHoldings in the last game in the group.
Kanoa wrapped up the double-round robin season with a 5-1-0 win-draw-loss record for first place, while TanHoldings dropped to a 3-0-3 mark for third place. Chris Daikichi II and Leland Deleon Guerrero delivered the twin goals for Kanoa, while Anthony Austria posted the lone goal for TanHoldings.

Matansa 14, Paire 0

Matansa moved up to second place in the final rankings after hammering Paire.

Philip Megino and Isaiah Hossain fired six goals apiece for Matansa, which finished the short season with a 3-1-2 record. Paire was winless in the competition.

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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