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Black Roses eke out 1-0 win over Utulei Youth

The win made it seven in a row for the defending champs and only the second for Utulei, and a damaging one at that as they drop from No. 3 in the standings to the No. 4. Moving into their spot is Tafuna Jets, up one from No. 4 last week.
In other games, Ilaoa & To’omata also matched the league’s high in consecutive wins of seven by beating Fagasa Youth 2-0 while Green Bay and PanSa won by forfeit over Lion Heart and Fagatogo Blue, respectively. Kiwi Soccers held off Pago Youth 1-0 and the Jets edged Vailoatai Youth 2-1.
Rounds 8 and 9 will be held on Thursday and Saturday of this week as Thursday, Nov. 11 is Veterans’ Day. The regular season is set to conclude on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25) with the top 4 playoffs to be held two days later.
The current standings are Black Roses, Ilaoa & To’omata, Tafuna Jets, Utulei Youth, Green Bay, Kiwi Soccers, Fagasa Youth, PanSa, Vailoatai Youth, Lion heart, Pago Youth and Fagatogo Blue.
BLACK ROSES 1, UTULEI YOUTH 0
Gloria Nuusila broke a hotly contested draw with seven minutes to spare in the match, eking out a 1-0 win for the defending champs.
Utulei is now on the verge of falling out of the top four after dropping down from the No. 3 spot to No. 4 as two teams circle beneath them for a shot at the postseason, Green Bay and Kiwi Soccers.
They have back-to-back tough opponents this week as they face No. 3 Tafuna Jets on Thursday and then take on 2008 champions PanSa. Black Roses, on the other hand, has a date with fellow undefeated Ilaoa & To’omata on Thursday.
ILAOA & TO’OMATA 2, FAGASA YOUTH 0
Lela Waetin and Mary Ipiniu helped Ilaoa & To’omata win their 7th straight match while at the same time causing Fagasa to fall down two spots from 5th to 7th.
Ipiniu doubled their lead in the second half with a goal midway through the period.
TAFUNA JETS 2, VAILOATAI YOUTH 1
A brace from Beulah Oney helped the Jets hold off Vailoatai 2-1 to make it five straight weeks in which they have climbed up a spot in the standings.
Rejane Petaia cut that lead by half with a goal late in the second period but their efforts at an equalizer fell short.
KIWI SOCCERS 1, PAGO YOUTH 0
A first half goal from Ula Toalei proved to be enough for Kiwi Soccers to halt their three-game skid that cost them a top four spot.
The win helps them stay at No. 6 with a chance to advance should the teams ahead of them falter.

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