Boys’ high school soccer season winds down; varsity top 3 set


Pago Pago, American Samoa, Thursday, April 8, 2010 — The boys’ high school soccer season ends tomorrow with the varsity top 3 determined already and the J-V title still up for grabs.

Tafuna, Fa’asao-Marist and Leone are all through to the playoffs with the Warriors getting a free pass to the championship game scheduled for Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at Pago Park Soccer Stadium.

Tafuna leads the division with 19 points, Fa’asa-Marist with 17 and Leone with 12.

The Crusaders will play against Leone on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Kananafou for the right to face the Warriors in the title match. When these two teams met during the regular season, Fa’asao-Marist defeated the Lions handily 5-0 on Wednesday, April 8, 2010.

Tafuna is the only top 3 repeat from last year as the defending champs, Nu’uuli Voc-Tech,and runner-up Samoana Sharks are both out of contention even with the Wildcats having one game remaining on their schedule.

The Wildcats are currently 4th while the Sharks 6th.

In the junior varsity bracket, defending champs Samoana will not repeat this year as they are sitting back in fourth with no chance of overtaking the top 3 – Leone, Faga’itua and Tafuna, respectively.

The Lions are leading by a point (13) over Faga’itua (12) while the Warriors are third (10) with all three having three games remaining to play.

Nu’uuli Voc-Tech has the opportunity to play spoiler as they face the Vikings (April 9) and Warriors (April 10) while the Sharks can foil Leone’s chances if they beat them on April 10.

The Lions’ other opponent is Tafuna on April 9.


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