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PanSa takes cup away from Pago; Taputimu back at No. 1

PanSa upset Pago Youth for the women’s FFAS National Cup 1-0, causing a reshuffling of the top two teams in the competition with Taputimu Youth reclaiming their No. 1 in the standings.

In other games played last Saturday, Green Bay and Royal Puma played to a 1-1 draw, and Utulei Youth beat the Tafuna Jets 2-0, while Taputimu Youth and Ilaoa & To’omata’s automatic wins over the defaulted Lion Heart and Black Roses, respectively, became official.

Last week’s results caused a reshuffling of the top four slots, but the teams remain the same. Before Match Day 10, Pago Youth was No. 1, followed by Taputimu Youth, PanSa and then Ilaoa & To’omata.

This Saturday, the final weekend of the regular season, will have Utulei Youth challenging PanSa for the cup, while Pago Youth takes on Ilaoa & To’omata, Green Bay plays against Taputimu Youth and the Jets face off against Royal Puma.

An Utulei Youth win would knock PanSa out of the playoff picture, and the former is the only team with a chance of causing a change in the top four slots.

PANSA 1, PAGO YOUTH 0

A long clearance by PanSa goalie Filiga Ioapo gave her team a perfect attacking opportunity as Paeai Milikini raced against Pago Youth’s defenders.

Pago’s goalie closed down on Milikini and managed to block her shot, but in the process she was no longer in position to stop what happened next. Blanche Herrera was in the right spot for the rebound and she blasted it in an open goal for the game’s only score late in the second half of a very tough game.

That goal turned out to be enough for PanSa as they upset the league’s No. 1 team, and took away the women’s cup.

GREEN BAY 1, ROYAL PUMA 1

Eliza Berondo scored in the first half for Green Bay, and they took that lead into the break against Royal Puma.

In the second half, Annie Tupai equalized for the defending champions in the 1-1 draw.

UTULEI YOUTH 2, TAFUNA JETS 0

Faafiu Faatonu scored twice in the second half for Utulei Youth in their 2-0 win over the Tafuna Jets, keeping alive their hopes of a slot in the top four for playoffs.

 

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