Girls’ varsity soccer championship a private affair
Pago Pago, American Samoa, Thursday, March 4, 2010 — The championship game for the high school girls’ varsity is to be a private affair and not only that but one of religious connotations.
Seventh Day Adventist-run SDA Iakina, the top seed, takes on the No. 2 seed and Catholic-run Fa’asao-Marist on Friday, March 5, 2010 in a championship game featuring private-run schools.
And equally important, for the first time in nine years, Leone and Samoana will not be playing in a championship game for girls’ varsity soccer!
Fa’asao-Marist made it to the championship game after dispatching the Tafuna Warriors 2-0 on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
The final will be held at the same site as the semi-final. The game kicks off at 4:30 p.m.
When these two teams met, Iakina edged Fa’asao-Marist 2-1 on January, 20, 2010.
CRUSADERS 2, WARRIORS 0
The Crusaders won the game that mattered the most as they lost their seasonal meeting 4-2 back on January 16.
This time around they gave it their all as two goalie mistakes turned into the final game’s score margin.
Katerina Ching misplayed picking up a week shot inside the box and this turned fortuitous as Rosemarie Mano of Fa’asao-Marist jumped on the mistake and dribbled away with the ball until a foot-away from the goalline before slamming the ball into the back of the net in the 17th minute.
Elisapeta Uti then added the last goal five minutes to fulltime when she got off a shot from 22 yards away, and with three defenders in front of her, that just ricocheted off of the left corner post and into the net.