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Crusaders lead J-V; Wildcats upset No. 1 Sharks in varsity soccer

A Faga’itua Vikings’ J-V player (right) heads the ball forward as a Fa’asao-Marist Crusaders opponent (left) looks on during their game on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium. [FFAS MEDIA/Brian Vitolio]

The Fa’asao-Marist Crusaders are two points clear of the Samoana Sharks (16-14) for the lead in ASHSAA Boys’ J-V soccer while the Nu’uuli Voc-Tech Wildcats upset top-seeded Samoana 3-2 on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
 
Faga’itua played spoiler against Samoana after a 1-1 draw on April 25 to help give the Crusaders the lead in the division and championship title.
 
There are two more days of games left in the competition (April 30 and May 2) with the champions to be crowned on the last day.
 
Fa’asao-Marist and Samoana’s J-V teams each have two games remaining, including a showdown on May 2 to determine the division’s eventual champions.
 
In other J-V games on Saturday Samoana won by forfeit against the Wildcats.
 
Faga’itua has turned up the heat in their last two games, giving the division’s top two teams a scare in their race for the No. 1 spot.
 
They led 2-0 going into the break against the Crusaders but in the second half the tables were turned as Fa’asao-Marist mounted a successful comeback to win 3-2.
 
VARSITY
 
Nu’uuli Voc-Tech upset the division’s top team, Samoana, 3-2, in a come from behind win on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
 
In the only other varsity match held the Vikings and Crusaders played to a 1-1 draw.
 
Mao Niko scored twice in the second half to complete the comeback victory as their defense held the Sharks goal-leading squad to only two in the first half.
 
Samoana had a 2-1 lead going into the break before the Wildcats turned it around in the second and final period of the match.
 
 



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