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Youth League ends with a thriller

Helping to secure the win was the division’s eventual MVP Ryan Petaia blasting a shot past Utulei goalie Henry Fiaali’i to put them up 3-2 in the shootout after the regulation and extra periods ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday, August 7, 2010 at Kananafou Theological Center.
The thrilling end provided an apt finish to a well-contested Summer Youth competition in all age divisions and all teams went home with a prize.
Boxes of chips and PowerAde were given to all teams with the Mixed 6-8 and 9-11 divisions receiving Carl’s Jr. gift vouchers for meals.
For the Boys 15-17, 12-14 and Girls’ 15-17 age groups all also received boxes of chips and PowerAde while the top 3 teams also went home with a trophy and cash prize.
All prizes were provided by FFAS.
FFAS President Iuli Alex Godinet thanked all the clubs that participated in the tournament and exhorted the children to continue playing because it was good for their health. He also extended the thanks of the association to Kananafou Theological Center for allowing FFAS to use the field as well as thanking the parents of all the children that participated for their support.
Executive committee member Rev. Ioane Evagelia, before saying a closing prayer to officially end the Summer Youth League, told the children to exert the same kind of effort into their schoolwork as they do in playing.
BOYS 15-17
Vailoatai Youth, a new FFAS club member this year, struck first in the title match only to see Utulei Youth tie it in the same period.
Then followed two goal-less periods (second half and extra time) to set up the thrilling finish.
No. 1 Vailoatai dispatched No.4 Pago Youth 3-1 in their semi-final clash while Utulei knocked off defending champs Black Roses 2-1.
In the game for third place, Black Roses won 3-0 in a forfeited match.
GIRLS’ 15-17
For the fourth year-in-a-row the Black Roses are Girls’ 15-17 champs and they did it without their best player, Meleane Ioapo.
She was not available on the day that they avenged a second meeting, 1-0 loss to Ilaoa & To’omata by edging them 2-1.
ReJane Petaia of the Black Roses was named MVP.
In the game for third place Kiwi Soccers defeated the Tafuna Jets 3-1.
Black Roses cruised to a 3-0 semi-final win over Kiwi Soccers while Ilaoa & To’omata narrowly defeated the Jets 2-1.
BOYS 12-14
Lion Heart repeated as Boys’ 12-14 champs after upsetting the division’s No. 1 ranked team, Pago Youth, 4-3 in the title match last Saturday.
Rafael Rocha of Lion Heart was named the MVP after helping lead his team to the title.
In the game for third place, Vailoatai Youth crushed Green Bay 5-2.

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