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Teams jockey for playoff positions in Summer League

With nine teams competing in the division, only the top eight advance to the playoffs. At the moment Black Roses is a point ahead of PanSa for the eighth and final playoff seed, with a potential meeting against top-seeded Vaiala Tongan.
Vaiala Tongan was brought down to earth on Monday with their first loss of the league, a 2-1 decision against Royal Puma. They are still the top team in the standings with a 6-0-1 record and 18 points, followed by Royal Puma (5-1-1) with 16 points.
Sitting at No. 3 is Green Bay (5-0-2) with 15 points, followed by No. 4 Ilaoa & To’omata (4-2-2) with 14, and Napa Jets (4-1-2) at No. 5 with 13. Pago Youth (3-0-4) is sixth in the standings with nine points and followed by defending champs Utulei Youth (2-1-4) at No. 7, then followed by No. 8 Black Roses and No. 9 PanSa.
In last year’s league, Vaiala Tongan went into the playoffs as the top seed before being shocked in the final by Utulei Youth.
Quarterfinals are set for Thursday, July 28 with the semi-finals and championship game to be played on Saturday, July 30.
BOYS 12-14
Defending champs Vaiala Tongan are hoping for a repeat this year after completing the round-robin as the division’s top team with a perfect, 7-0 record for 21 points, while in second place is Ilaoa & To’omata (5-1-1) with 16 points.
The next three positions is congested with No. 3 Pago Youth, No. 4 Utulei Youth and No. 5 Tafuna Jets sharing the same record of (4-0-3) for 12 points apiece. The teams are in their current positions by order of a differential in goals.
PanSa ((1-1-5), Royal Puma (1-1-5) and Green Bay (0-1-6) round out the final three spots in that order.
The quarterfinals are set for the last round of games on Thursday, July 28 with the semi-finals and final scheduled for Saturday, July 30.
No. 1 Vaiala Tongan will face off against No. 8 Green Bay in the first quarterfinal while No. 2 Ilaoa & To’omata takes on No. 7 Royal Puma. The other two playoff matches are No. 3 Pago Youth vs. No. 6 PanSa and No. 4 Utulei Youth against No. 5 Tafuna Jets.
Winners advance to the semi-finals on Saturday.
GIRLS 15-17
This division features another championship game upset from last year with lower seed Lion Heart beating then No. 1 Ilaoa & To’omata.
Ilaoa & To’omata 1 (6-0-1) is again the top seed after the completion of the round-robin and while Lion Heart do not have a team this year.
Ilaoa & To’omata 2 (4-1-1) is second with 13 points, followed by Green Bay (3-1-2) with 10, Sepps Jets (3-0-3) at No. 4 with nine, Utulei Youth (2-1-3) at No. 5 with seven points and PanSa (1-0-5) and Royal Puma (1-0-5) rounding out the No. 6 and 7 spots, respectively, with three points each.
In the playoffs set for Thursday, with only seven teams in the competition, the top seed will sit out the quarterfinals with a bye and await the winners from the three other games. As the top seeded team, Ilaoa & To’omata 1 will not play until Saturday’s semi-final matches.
No. 2 Ilaoa & To’omata 2 will take on No. 7 Royal Puma while No. 3 Green Bay plays against No. 6 PanSa and No. 4 Sepps Jets takes on No. 5 Utulei Youth.

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