Fa’asao-Marist Cougars came out shooting in their first game of the ASHSAA 2016-17 Girls Soccer with a big, 8-0 win over the Faga’itua Vikings on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
In the only other game played on that day, defending champs Fa’asao-Marist’s J-V edged the Vikings 3-1.
High School girls’ soccer games are held every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until March with six teams competing in the varsity division and five in the junior varsity bracket. All games are to be played at the Pago Park Soccer Stadium in Pago Pago.
Both divisions will have a double, round robin competition with the varsity contest to have a postseason for the top four teams. In the J-V, the team with the best record will be crowned champions.
Competing in the varsity are the Cougars, Vikings, Tafuna Warriors, South Pacific Academy Dolphins, Samoana Sharks and Leone Lions. The J-V consists of the Cougars, Vikings, Sharks, Lions and Warriors.
COUGARS 8, VIKINGS 0
Susan Godinet led the way with four goals under wet conditions against Faga’itua, while pal Cassie Mahuka scored twice.
Fa’asao-Marist was up 5-0 at the end of the first half before scoring three more in the second to complete the game’s final tally.
The defending champs’ next game is set for Feb. 4 against Tafuna, while the Vikings face off against Samoana on the same day.
COUGARS 3, VIKINGS 1
After a scoreless first half, Olivia of Fa’asao-Marist helped her team win by scoring two goals in the last period of the game.