Boys’ High School futsal kicks off
The Samoana Sharks kicked off the defense of their ASHSAA Boys futsal championship with a 6-2 win over the Faga’itua Vikings on Oct. 23 at Samoana High School.
In the only other match, the Tafuna Warriors held off the South Pacific Academy Dolphins 4-3 at SPA’s gymnasium.
There are only four schools competing with two rounds of games scheduled followed by the playoffs with all teams involved in it.
Games will be held every Tuesday and Thursday with the playoffs and championship match set for Nov. 13 and 15, respectively.
SHARKS 6, VIKINGS 2
Kaleopa Siligi put on a clinic with great passing and even better scoring to help Samoana win with four goals to his name.
Teammate Nissan Penitusi scored the other two to complete Samoana’s final output.
Harry Alo and Johnny Sione scored for Faga’itua.
WARRIORS 4, DOLPHINS 3
Sam Kome and Kenny Tupuola helped Tafuna’s cause with two goals apiece as they had a hard time against a feisty SPA.
The Dolphins struck first with Christian Duchnak scoring six minutes into the match and Tafuna did not come up with an answer until 9 minutes later when Tupuola scored.
Kome added the second goal for a 2-1 lead they took into the break with just 48 seconds to play.
In the second half Kome scored his second goal six minutes in while Tupuola had his three minutes later for a 4-1 lead.
It looked as if Tafuna was on the verge of a blowout but SPA continued to play strong and was a bit more physical then their counterparts, leading to two late goals by Akash Sivakumar and Seung Ju Myng.
That last goal came with two minutes to play and a frantic push for the equalizer came up short for SPA.