High School boys’ competition kicks off
Pago Pago, American Samoa, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 — The defending champions for the boys’ high school soccer had mixed results after the 2009-2010 competition kicked off on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.
The Wildcats, varsity defending champs, lost to the Sharks 3-2 in a rematch of the last school year’s championship game in which Nu’uuli spanked Samoana 4-0.
The Wildcats can take comfort in knowing that they also lost their seasonal match against the Sharks last year 4-1. However, they need to scramble for wins in their last six remaining games as they squandered a 2-0, halftime lead, against South Pacific Academy on Monday, March 8, 2010 at Kananafou with the game ending in a 2-2 draw.
As for the junior varsity title defenders, Samoana drew with the Wildcats 5-5 in a back-and-forth game during the season opener.
At the moment Leone leads the division after winning by forfeit against the Vikings.
In other varsity games played on Saturday, it was Leone 4, Faga’itua 3; Fa’asao-Marist 3, Kananafou 2 and Tafuna 8, SPA 0.
In the only other match scheduled on Monday, March 8, Kananafou won by forfeit against Faga’itua.
There are five J-V teams and eight for the varsity. SPA, Kananafou and Fa’asao-Marist do not have junior varsity teams.
The eight varsity teams, in order of the standings as of Tuesday, March 9, 2010, are: Tafuna, Leone, Samoana, Fa’asao-Marist, Faga’itua, Nu’uuli Voc-Tech, Kananafou and SPA.
Leading the J-V division is Leone, followed by Samoana, Nu’uuli Voc-Tech, Faga’itua and then Tafuna.