GFA Cup gears up for quarterfinals

GFA Cup gears up for quarterfinals

After three days of competition and gritty play on the pitch, the quarterfinal fixtures are set in the Bank of Guam 12th Annual GFA Cup.

The Lots of Art Tattoo Heat were the final team to claim its spot in the tournament quarterfinals, edging a relentless Crushers FC team 5-4 Saturday evening at the Guam Football Association National Training Center.

The Crushers held a 3-1 lead early in the game. With about 20 minutes left, LOA’s Sydney Talledo and Fred Alig III knocked in a pair to tie it up heading into the half.

Talledo continued right where LOA left off, knocking back a goal in the 58th minute to give his team a 4-3 edge. Seven minutes later, the Crushers’ Joseph Kim caught Heat goalkeeper Keith Surber playing high. He lobbed the shot from far out to level the match out. LOA Heat’s Seth Surber came in clutch later in the game, netting the eventual game winner in the 79th minute.

A.J. Root scored LOA Heat’s other goal. Dietrich Weathington scored twice for the Crushers in the first half and Leeray Zapatos scored his team’s other goal.

Saturday matches

Bank of Guam Strykers (Premier) 17, Eurocar Masters 0: The defending champs showed no mercy with Andre Gadia, Ethan Sablan and Morgan McKenna each notching four goals for the night. Aidan Dickson contributed a hat trick in the goal fest and teammates Scott Spindel and Kyle Halehale also scored.

NAPA Rovers (Premier) 6, Bank of Guam Strykers (Amateur) 2: The Budweiser Soccer League Premier Division champions knocked back BOG with with two goals from Devan Mendiola and one each from James Lee, Min Sung Choi, Mark Chargualaf and Gustavo Pro. Jeremy Copple and Ivan Borja scored for the Strykers (Amateur).

Friday matches

University of Guam Tritons 9, FC Beercelona 0: The Tritons’ Ryoka Okada recorded the night’s hat trick en route to the dominating win. Dylan Naputi and Hezekiah Cruz added two apiece with one each coming from James Yang and Jordan Rosario.

Quality Distributors 4, Islanders FC (Amateur) 1: Quality dropped the Islanders with two goals from Edson Toussaint and one each from Evertt Vasquez and Ernest Baah. Brandon Auayan scored the Islanders’ lone goal.

Thursday matches

GWM Bombers 3, Guam Shipyard (Premier) 1: The Bombers needed a shootout to dismiss Shipyard for the evening. Goals from Shipyard’s Damien Khoo and Bombers Tem Nchia kept the match level at 1-1 through to the final whistle of regulation time. The Bombers next outscored Shipyard 3-1 in the shootout, which included key saves from the Bombers' Brian Anderson, Budweiser Soccer League Amateur Division 2018-2019 Golden Glove winner.

Sidekicks SC 9, Guam Shipyard (Amateur) 0: The Sidekicks’ David Hwang finished with a hat trick and teammates John Anthony Cruz, GianCarlo Abril, David John Cruz, Jerick Cruz, Kim Sih-Heon and Anthony Aguon each notched a goal in the onslaught.

Information was provided in a press release.