Saturday, April 26, 2008

Marianas Cup Results Day One

CNMI Women 0, Guam Women 0

There were no goals scored through the first 90 minutes so the teams went into two seven and a half minute overtime periods. After another scoreless round of play, both women's teams shared the 2nd Annual Marianas Cup.

Without a doubt, the player of the game for the CNMI women was goalkeeper Rebecca Newman. "The Wall" turned away 17 shots from the Guamanians, but the biggest save came on a 20-yard free kick that came right before the end of the first half.

Simone Nicholle Willter's shot was heading for a sure goal under the crossbar when Newman's outstretched arms deflected the ball away. When the CNMI gained possession the ball, referee Rhonda Bamba gave two solid puffs on her whistle to end the half.

Most of the second half action took place in the CNMI's defensive zone and there were many close calls, but the local women denied Guam time and time again.

Willter was definitely Guam's goto player. Unfortunately for the visiting team, Guam was unable to transform her quickness and powerful shot into a score.


bradinthesand said...

Our Women were awesome!!!!

Saipan Kat said...

You guys played your hearts out! Terrific game ladies :D