Soccer women win first games

Tuesday August 08, 2017 Written by Published in Soccer
Goal scorer Tehinnah Tatuava keeps the ball away from her American Samoa opponent. 17080648 Goal scorer Tehinnah Tatuava keeps the ball away from her American Samoa opponent. 17080648

The Cook Islands National Women’s U-16 soccer team has got off to a great start at the Oceania Championship in Apia. winning their first two games

 

The team’s first victory was a comprehensive one over Tonga, with a 3-1 win, and on Sunday night the team gave American Samoa a 4-0 thrashing.

In the first match goals were scored by Ngametua Taringa and Nathalia Viking during the first half of the game.

Goal number one for the Cook Islands fell to Taringa, who struck a powerful shot that was misjudged by the Tonga goal keeper.

Fourteen minutes later Viking scored two quick goals to increase their lead to 3-0 before halftime.

The physical Tongan team managed to get on the score sheet three minutes from full time to make the score line a little more respectable.

In the second match, Tehinnah Tatuava opened the scoring in the fourth minute by tapping the ball in at the front post after receiving a corner kick.

Piri Murare followed up in the 20th minute after a penalty was awarded to the Cook Islands following a collision in the penalty box.

Taringa added to the tally in the second half, sending a long-range attempt just under the crossbar in the 52nd minute, before Murare converted another penalty.

The Cook Islands will play their last pool game on Thursday August 10 at 6:00pm (CI time) against Fiji.

            - CIFA Media

 

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