OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea — In the first big test for Far East Class A title contenders, the Pusan American girls won 3-1 Friday on Osan American’s soccer field.

“This was huge,” said Brieanna Carroll, who scored three goals for the Panthers. “This was a big test for both of us. ... our biggest game of the year. It had to be the best game for every single player on this team.”

The Panthers, who lost their season opener 7-0 to Seoul Foreign, are undefeated in six matches since that loss on March 4. On Friday, they defeated a school with more than twice the enrollment of Pusan’s of 50.

“We showed we could step up and play” against KAIAC Division I competition, Carroll said. The Panthers are in the conference’s small-schools division but compete against bigger schools in the Far East tournament.

Carroll lauded the play of forwards Meghan Sprague, Yeojin Niehaus and her freshman sister, Cassie, as well as freshmen Angie Vandersys, Nina Aaltonen and ninth-grade goalkeeper Shabraya Hays

“I had a lot of help,” said Brieanna Carroll, who has a team-leading 11 goals. “The whole team gave it 100 percent today.”

Carroll is already anticipating the rematch on April 2 and the Class A tournament in mid-May.

“A lot can happen in seven weeks,” she said. “But this was a huge confidence builder for us. We’re pretty stoked.”

Japan baseball

Nile C. Kinnick 24, Matthew C. Perry 1 (5 inn.)

Friday at Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan, David McDermott struck out 11 in four hitless innings and went 4-for-4 with a home run, six RBIs and three runs. Ren Jackson went 3-for-4, including a grand slam, and scored three times. Richard Lute went 3-for-5 with three runs.

Okinawa baseball

Kadena 4, Kubasaki 1

Friday at Camp Foster, Okinawa, Eric Rausch pitched a complete-game three-hitter, allowing a walk and one earned run while striking out 11. Michael Mizell laced a two-run single in the fifth inning and Wes Kleniec doubled in a run in the fourth for the Panthers. Losing pitcher Justin Daugherty went the distance, striking out nine, walking four, giving up five hits and hitting two batters. Daugherty’s brother, Cameron, hit an RBI-single in the fifth for the Dragons.

Okinawa boys soccer

Futenma 8, Kubasaki 1

Friday at Camp Foster, Okinawa

Halftime:Futenma 4-0. Goals: Kubasaki, Eric Isley 1 (2). Assists: Kubasaki, Daniel Ritter 1.

Korea girls soccer

Pusan American 3, Osan American 1

Friday at Osan Air Base, South Korea

Halftime:1-1. Goals: Pusan, Brieanna Carroll 3 (11); Osan, Sasha Gluzinski 1 (3).

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