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ASHSAA girls soccer update

UNDEFEATED TEAMS COUGARS, SHARKS PLAY TO A 1-1 DRAW
A Fa’asao-Marist Cougars player is a second late getting to the ball as Samoana’s goalie collects it during an ASHSAA girls varsity match between the two schools on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]

No. 1 Samoana Sharks and No. 2 Fa’asao-Marist Cougars played to a thrilling 1-1 tie on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
 
Vaiula Afa scored in the fifth minute of the match but a handball in the box against the Sharks 12 minutes into the second half saw the Cougars equalize on the penalty kick.
 
JJ Sasala notched in the equalizer and both teams were unable to provide a winning goal.
 
In the only other game played, the Vikings edged the Lions 2-1 to create another shift in the top four standings.
 
Faga’itua (3-2-1, 11 points) moved back into the top four with a two-spot leap thanks to a 3-2 win over the Kanana Fou Stallions on Feb. 3. They are now sitting at No. 3 and the win against Leone helped provide a little cushion as they are four points better than No. 4 Nu’uuli Voc-Tech (2-1-0, 7 points) and No. 5 Leone (2-1-0, 7 points).
 
The Wildcats lead the Lions in the differential in goals tiebreaker.
 
Samoana (5-2-0, 17 points) and Fa’asao-Marist (4-2-0, 14 points) are still 1 and 2 while Kanana Fou (1-0-4, 3 points) sits at No. 6, Tafuna (1-0-5, 3 points) at No. 7 and South Pacific Academy (0-2-3, 2 points) are at No. 8.
 
SHARKS TWO POINTS CLEAR OF VIKINGS IN JV SOCCER
 
The Samoana Sharks are two points clear of the Faga’itua Vikings after the first round- robin was completed on Saturday, February 1, 2014 with both teams winning.
 
Samoana beat the Leone Lions by a whopping 10-0 thanks to Deidre Maalona’s amazing feat of scoring all 10 goals.
 
Faga’itua easily won against the Tafuna Warriors 6-1 with Masae Tanielu scoring twice for the Vikings.
 
Samoana (2-1-0) completes the first round-robin leading with seven points, followed by Faga’itua (1-2-0) with five, Leone (0-1-1) with one and Tafuna (0-0-2) has yet to earn a point.
 
The second round-robin kicks off on Feb. 8 with Tafuna taking on Samoana while the Lions and Vikings face off against one another.
 
The Sharks have won this division the last three years and the team that finishes the competition with the most points will be crowned champions.

SHS action 682 Deidre Maalona dribbling on her way to scoring one of her 10 goals of the day for the Samoana Sharks against the Leone Lions on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]


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