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Samoana, Faga’itua win girls varsity semi-finals

The games were played on Feb. 21, 2012 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium with the Sharks handling the Kananafou Stallions with ease in a 6-0 win while the Lions could not claw out of a 2-0 hole on their way to a 3-1 loss to the Vikings.
In the latter half of the season Leone was the hot team, beating up on schools that they could not handle during the first round and this included a 2-0 win over Faga’itua on Feb. 11.
They also caused the only blemish on Samoana’s record, a 1-1 draw, that elevated Leone into championship contender.
But that long climb from the bottom came to a crashing halt thanks to Josephine Mata’u and her teammates.
Mata’u scored two goals with the second coming on a great breakaway from midfield that helped push the lead back up to two, 3-1.
The goal couldn’t have been more timely as Leone was threatening to equalize but with less than 10 to play Mata’u’s heroics insured their championship game berth.
Two quick scores in the first five minutes saw Samoana lead 2-0 on their way to a 5-0 win over the undermatched Stallions.
Yandell Liu completed a hat trick in Samoana’s dominating win that put them through to the final for their attempt at back-to-back championship titles.

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