BOYS FUTSAL OFFICIALLY ENDS
The Boys Futsal season has officially come to an end with the Samoana Sharks walking away with the 2012-2013 Championship title this past Thursday winning it in front of their home crowd at Samoana with about 300 fans coming out to support their team, by defeating the Tafuna Warriors by a score of 5-4.
The #1 seeded Sharks made the playoffs by defeating the #4 seeded South Pacific Academy Dolphins on November 8, 6-1, while the #2 seeded Tafuna Warriors earned their way to the championships by downing the #3 seeded and last year’s champions, Faga’itua Vikings by a score of 4-1, which then set up the championship between the the Sharks and Warriors.
TEAM W L D PTS
Samoana Sharks: 5 0 1 16 Champions
Tafuna Warriors 2 1 3 9 2nd
Faga’itua Vikings 1 3 2 5 3rd
South Pacific Dolphins 1 5 0 3 4th
League Most Valuable Player: Kaleopa Siligi-Samoana
Championship Game Most Valuable Player: Neemia Kaleopa-Samoana
Coach of the Year: Liatama Amisone Jr.-Samoana
FIRST TEAM ALL-STAR
Tovia Lafaele-Samoana (Goalie)
SECOND TEAM ALL-STAR
Sione Liu-South Pacific Academy
Tony Leitu-Tafuna (Goalie)
Futsal is the only form of indoor soccer endorsed by the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA). It earned the status of FIFA’s official form of indoor soccer in the 1980’s as it was recognized as a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors. It is 5 versus 5 small-sided game played on a hard surfaced, basketball sized court with a smaller, heavier low bounce ball. Futsal is played with touchline boundaries and without walls.
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