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IT WILL BE NEW ZEALAND VS TAHITI FOR THE UNDER 17 CHAMPIONSHIP

jeff@samoanews.com

Finesse was the name of game for the New Zealand Under-17 soccer team last Saturday during the Semi-Finals of the 2015 OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship at the Pago Pago Soccer Stadium.
 
A smooth game of finesse is what #1 seeded New Zealand showed when they defeated the #4 seeded Vanuatu team on Saturday. Winning Group A last week in Samoa, the defending OFC Under-17 champion New Zealand, also stood firm on defense, stopping a hard attack by the Vanuatu team who missed on crucial goal attempts.
 



2015 OFC U-17 CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALS PREVIEW

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - Qualification for the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile is edging nearer for one of four sides as New Zealand, Vanuatu, Tahiti and New Caledonia prepare to battle for a place in final of the 2015 OFC U-17 Championship today, Saturday 24 January.

The Young All Whites will open the semi-finals of the 16th edition of this competition against Vanuatu at 1pm at Pago Park Soccer Stadium, Pago Pago, American Samoa.



Under-17 Soccer Tournament heads into Semi-Finals

Rain causes temporary change of venue
jeff@samoanews.com

The Under-17 soccer teams of New Zealand and New Caledonia will be coming to American Samoa for the Semi-Finals this coming Saturday, January 24 for the OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship. The championships, which are being co-hosted by American Samoa and Samoa, will have the top two teams from Samoa, facing the top two teams in American Samoa in the Semi-Finals and the Finals.
 



Undefeated Tahiti vs Undefeated Vanuatu today

jeff@samoanews.com

Team American Samoa is still looking for its first win in the OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship, while Team Tahiti has not allowed a goal so far in this championship tournament, while scoring 27 goals for themselves.

 

Team Vanuatu has allowed only one goal, while scoring 24 times for themselves. In game two today, it will be the battle of the undefeated top two teams, as Tahiti will be facing Vanuatu at 3:30 p.m. at the Pago Pago Soccer Stadium.

 



Tryouts for Men's National Volleyball team will be held this Saturday

No age limit- just looking for the best
jeff@samoanews.com

There is a call going out to all of the male volleyballers on island to come and tryout for the American Samoa Men's National Volleyball team that will be competing in the 2015 Pacific Games this coming July 4-18 in Papua New Guinea.
 
“The tryouts will be this coming Saturday January 24 at 12:00 p.m. at the American Samoa Community College gymnasium,” said Head Coach of the American Samoa Men's National Volleyball team, Ben Sauvao.
 



ASHSAA Girls Softball starts Feb. 1

jeff@samoanews.com

The American Samoa High School Athletic Association (ASHSAA) girls softball season was scheduled to begin last Saturday, but it has been postponed for two weeks and is now scheduled to start on Saturday, February 1.
 
Despite the two week postponement, the Tafuna Warriors and Fa’asao Marist Cougars girls softball teams met last Saturday morning for a friendly game at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field.
 



New Zealand and Tahiti hold leads in 2nd week of U-17 soccer tourney

jeff@samoanews.com

The OFC Under-17 Soccer Championship is now in its second week of play and the top two teams in Group B (American Samoa) are Tahiti and Vanuatu.

 



Narrow win gives New Zealand advantage

APIA, Samoa – January 19, 2015 - New Zealand notched up their fourth win at the OFC U-17 Championship today but it wasn’t an easy one as New Caledonia pushed them to the limits in their thrilling 5-4 victory.

Meanwhile, Fiji finally put themselves on the right side of a victory with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Cook Islands while Papua New Guinea had to rely on some second half heroics to earn their 5-0 victory over Samoa in the final Match Day 7 encounter.



OFC U-17 Championship Day 7 Preview

APIA, Samoa - Whether it’s pride or a berth in the semi-finals of the OFC U-17 Championship, there is still plenty to for the six Group A sides to play for on Match Day 7 in Apia, Samoa today (Monday in Samoa).
 
New Caledonia and New Zealand are on course to qualify for the next stage of this competition however their encounter tomorrow could prove to be the undoing for one of them.
 



Tahiti shuts out Am Samoa 11-0

jeff@samoanews.com

The American Samoa Under-17 soccer team (seen here) was defeated by Tahiti this past Thursday January 15 by a score of 11-0 in the OFC Under-17 soccer championship. Tahiti’s Michel Maihi scored the first four goals (4, 17, 29 and 38  minute marks) for Tahiti helping lead his team to victory.

Mahihi finished the day with five goals with his fifth goal coming at the 43 minute mark.

American Samoa’s next game will be this coming Monday January 19 against Tonga at 3:30 p.m.



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