UOG Men's Soccer defeats Bombers 6-3 to take control of Amateur League
The University of Guam Men's Soccer Team defeated the GWM Bombers 6-3 in a GFA Budweiser Amateur Men's League match-up on March 8 at the Guam Football Association's National Training Center. UOG now takes firm control of the lead in the league.
The match opened with both teams battling at midfield the majority of the first 15 minutes. UOG struggled with the Bombers size and strength and physical play, but both teams had breakaways and chances to score, but neither succeeded.
The second 15 minutes of the first half belonged to the Tritons as they dominated play with their speed and scored their first goal at the 16-minute mark. Their second goal came two minutes later for a 2-0 lead.
A few minutes later, the Tritons had a corner kick and UOG's Isaiah Macias had a thunderous header into the net to score the Triton's third goal and put UOG up 3-0. UOG scored again shortly thereafter, making the score 4-0.
The Bombers got a penalty kick as one their players was taken down in the UOG goal box, and they scored their first goal to make it 4-1, but UOG came right back within two minutes to score again, making it a 5-1 game at halftime.
The Tritons scored their sixth goal early in the second half to make it 6-1, and at that point the Tritons pulled many of their starters and the Bombers scored two goals in the final 15 minutes of the match.
The Tritons were led by Ryoka Okada and Dylan Naputi with two goals each while Hezekiah Cruz and Isaiah Macias added one goal apiece.
UOG is now 10-1-0 on the season and is the division leader in the Amateur Men's League.
The Tritons also carry a 10-match winning streak since losing their first match of the season. UOG has five matches left this season. The Bombers fall to 7-2-1 with both losses to the Tritons.
UOG has almost two weeks off until its match with the Pago Bay Disasters at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the GFA National Training Center.
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