Guam’s Masakåda narrowly defeated by Lebanon 4-3 in last-minute thrilling match

Guam’s Masakåda Falls to Lebanon in Thrilling Match at WAFF Women’s Championship Saudi 2024

Guam’s Masakåda put up a strong fight in their opening match of the West Asian Football Federation Women’s Championship Saudi 2024, but ultimately fell short in a 4-3 loss to Lebanon. Despite the disappointing result, there were many positives to take away from the match.

Coach Kristin Thompson expressed her disappointment in the outcome but commended her players for their efforts. The team showed great moments and executed the tasks asked of them, scoring three goals in the process. Thompson emphasized the importance of learning from mistakes and preparing for the next game against Jordan.

Guam started the match strong, taking a 2-0 lead in the first 18 minutes with goals from Rebecca Bartosh off crosses from Mariah Anaya and Jenae Perez. The team maintained control of the game through halftime but Lebanon’s second-half substitutions turned the tide in their favor.

Lebanon was able to equalize the match at 2-2 by the 74th minute and ultimately secured a comeback victory with a hat trick from Layla Iskandar. Despite the loss, Guam’s players showed resilience and fought hard until the final whistle.

Several players made their debut for Guam at the senior women’s level, showing the team’s growth and development. The team will now regroup and focus on their upcoming match against Jordan.

Fans can watch the matches live on WAFF’s official Youtube channel and can also purchase Guam National Team merchandise online. The team is determined to bounce back and put on a strong performance in their next game.

Overall, Guam’s performance in the opening match demonstrates their potential and the progress they have made as a team. With determination and hard work, they will look to make adjustments and come back stronger in future matches. The fans can look forward to an exciting competition as Guam continues to compete in the championship.

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