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High School girls soccer league 2016-2017 kicks off

The ASHSAA girls’ soccer league kicked off on Saturday, January 21, 2017 for both the varsity and junior varsity divisions at the Pago Park Soccer Stadium.

Varsity defending champions Fa’asao-Marist Cougars did not play but in division results the Samoana Sharks beat Leone Lions 4-2 and South Pacific Academy Dolphins drew with the Tafuna Warriors 1-1.

In J-V games, defending champs Fa’asao-Marist started off their campaign with a big, 5-0 win over the Sharks while the Warriors beat Leone 3-0.

Games are scheduled for Saturdays only and the varsity division will run a single, round robin format plus two extra games. These two extra games will be played at the end of the round robin and have been pre-selected by the DOE’s Athletics Department.

Six high schools are participating in the varsity division — Fa’asao-Marist, Samoana, SPA, Tafuna, Leone and Faga’itua High School.

In the J-V bracket, five teams are vying in a double, round robin competition — Fa’asao-Marist, Samoana, Tafuna Leone and Faga’itua. The team with the most wins at the end of the double round robin format will be crowned champions.

VARSITY

SHARKS 4, LIONS 2

Lydia Amisone completed a hat trick for the Sharks in helping her team beat the Lions last Saturday.

Samoana led 3-1 at the completion of the first half before eventually winning 4-2.

DOLPHINS 1, WARRIORS 1

Tafuna scored first, but a determined SPA fought back to equalize as the game ended 1-1.

JUNIOR VARSITY

COUGARS 5, SHARKS 0

Fa’asao-Marist started their campaign for back-to-back championship titles with a convincing, 5-0 win over the Sharks.

At the end of the first half it was 2-0, and three goals in the latter half would make up the game’s final tally. Olivia scored two goals for Fa’asao-Marist.

WARRIORS 3, LIONS 0

Tafuna easily won against Leone 3-0 in their opening match of the season.

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