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MANY miles away from home, a group of spirited girls continue to represent the island with pride as they participate in the 2012 AFC U13 Girls Football Tournament in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
On Monday, the Guam team entered their match against the Philippines with a 1-1 record. At the end of 50 minutes of play, Guam blanked their opponents 4-0 to pick up a huge victory.
“It was a team win; the girls brought their A-game,” said head coach Sam San Gil in a statement. “Everyone on the team got to see the pitch today, which made this win much more exciting for all.”
Team Guam wasted no time making a statement on the pitch as Skyylerblu Johnson got things going two minutes into the game. Johnson posted the game’s first goal after finding the back of the net.
Guam continued to apply pressure and play with aggressiveness that eventually paid off.
In the fourth minute of play, a successful corner kick led to a goal that made it a 2-nil game. Colleen Naden increased the Guam lead to 3-0 in the ninth minute with a shot to the high far post. Moments later, Aubi Pangindian connected on a header to record the final goal of the game.
Guam takes a break Tuesday and resumes play Wednesday against Cambodia and on Thursday against Myanmar. Thailand still leads the rankings with an unblemished 3-0 record after defeating Cambodia 4-0 Monday. Other countries in the group are Vietnam and Myanmar.
In Group B play in Nanjing, China, CNMI’s U13 girls national team played a close game against Chinese Taipei but took a 2-0 loss in the contest.