Guam 0-13 Korea Republic: Taeguk Ladies run rampant

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The women’s national team got off to a flying start with a 13-0 win over in the opening match of the E-1 Women’s Football Championship Round 2 in Hong Kong.

Jung Seolbin needed just nine minutes to score the first of her four goals, taking Lee Min A’s pass in the box and softly looping it into the top right corner.

Moon Mira made it 2-0 just four minutes later after rounding Guam goalkeeper Sophia Garrido well off her line, and the rout was on.

Things went from bad to worse for the Masakada in the 17th minute, when captain Anjelica Perez was forced to leave the match after sustaining a blow to her head from Eo Hee Jin’s high boot.

Jung and Moon took turns scoring their teams’ first five goals in the first 33 minutes, flustering a clearly-outmatched Guam defense and Garrido, who despite her best efforts could do little to stem the onslaught.

Lee Min A scored from the spot to make it 6-0 shortly before halftime, and it took just three minutes after the interval for Jung to notch her fourth and final goal of the day by threading a close-range grounder through two Guam defenders and into the net.

Kang Yumi, Jang Selgi, and Lee Geummin proceeded to find their way onto the scoreboard for Korea Republic, who suffered a potential scare when goalkeeper Jung Boram, who faced no shots on goal, injured her shoulder in a collision with a teammate in the 64th minute.

Kwon Eunsom scored just after the restart in the 70th minute, with Lee heading in her second goal of the match in the 79th and Cho So Hyun capping off scoring in the 86th to complete the rout.

The result comes two years after Guam, who advanced from this summer’s Round 1 on home territory, fell 15-0 to Korea Republic in qualifying for the 2015 edition.

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