Black Roses in the hunt for 2nd President’s Cup
Black Roses are in good position for a second straight President’s Cup victory with a No. 1 seed showing through four rounds of the women’s 2013 tournament version.
They are tied with Utulei Youth at 12 points each but hold the goals difference edge, 15- 12.
On Nov. 16 Black Roses beat the Tafuna jets 8-0 while in other games it was Utulei Youth 3, Lion Heart 0; Ilaoa & To’omata 3, Kiwi Soccers 1 and Green Bay 3, PanSa 0 in a forfeited match. PanSa is now out of the competition after two forfeits.
The team with the most points by the end of the round-robin competition will be crowned champions.
Kiwi is third with nine points, followed by Green Bay with seven, Ilaoa & To’omata with six, Tafuna Jets at No. 6 with 1 and Lion Heart at No. 7 with 0.
ILAOA & TO’OMATA 3, KIWI SOCCERS 1
Ilaoa & To’omata handed a short-handed Kiwi their first loss of the season, and the loss also helped to ease the congestion for the No. 1 seed with the latter falling out of the top spot and down to No. 3.
Kiwi was the top team going into Round 4 but have a big fight if they want to regain the competition’s No. 1 position.
UTULEI YOUTH 3, LION HEART 0 Fiapa’ipa’i Siatu’u scored twice to help Utulei Youth fight off a very feisty Lion Heart. They win helps them keep apace with Black Roses for the coveted No. 1 seed. BLACK ROSES 8, TAFUNA JETS 0
Meleane Ioapo scored four goals while Lornalisa Sagapolutele added three in their win that helped elevate them to the top of the standings at the completion of Round 4.They need to win their last three games, including a match against No. 2 Utulei Youth, to earn the women’s President’s Cup championship for a second year in a row.
SATURDAY, NOV. 23 SCHEDULE 11:15AM BLACK ROSES VS KIWI SOCCERS 11:50AM
LION HEART VS ILAOA & TO’OMATA