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Kubasaki freshman striker Elizabeth Fabila (2) outruns sweeper Suzuka Uehara of FC Unai to the ball during Saturday's girls high school soccer game at Mike Petty Stadium, Kubasaki High School, Camp Foster, Okinawa. Kubasaki tied FC Unai 1-1, snapping the Dragons' nine-match winning streak to open the season.

Kubasaki freshman striker Elizabeth Fabila (2) outruns sweeper Suzuka Uehara of FC Unai to the ball during Saturday's girls high school soccer game at Mike Petty Stadium, Kubasaki High School, Camp Foster, Okinawa. Kubasaki tied FC Unai 1-1, snapping the Dragons' nine-match winning streak to open the season. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)

Kubasaki freshman striker Elizabeth Fabila (2) outruns sweeper Suzuka Uehara of FC Unai to the ball during Saturday's girls high school soccer game at Mike Petty Stadium, Kubasaki High School, Camp Foster, Okinawa. Kubasaki tied FC Unai 1-1, snapping the Dragons' nine-match winning streak to open the season.

Kubasaki freshman striker Elizabeth Fabila (2) outruns sweeper Suzuka Uehara of FC Unai to the ball during Saturday's girls high school soccer game at Mike Petty Stadium, Kubasaki High School, Camp Foster, Okinawa. Kubasaki tied FC Unai 1-1, snapping the Dragons' nine-match winning streak to open the season. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)

Kadena Panthers baserunner Shannon Scott slides in safely at home under the tag of Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils infielder Callie Lamont.

Kadena Panthers baserunner Shannon Scott slides in safely at home under the tag of Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils infielder Callie Lamont. (Richard L. Rodgers/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Kadena Panthers right-hander Mary Schweers readies to deliver against the Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils during Saturday's championship game in the 2009 DODDS-Japan Girls Softball Tournament at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Schweers pitched a complete-game victory and Kadena beat Kinnick 11-4 for the title.

Kadena Panthers right-hander Mary Schweers readies to deliver against the Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils during Saturday's championship game in the 2009 DODDS-Japan Girls Softball Tournament at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Schweers pitched a complete-game victory and Kadena beat Kinnick 11-4 for the title. (Richard L. Rodgers/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Kadena Panthers baserunner Shannon Scott steams into second base safely as Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils infielder Arisa Hirashima can't find the handle on the ball during Saturday's championship game in the 2009 DODDS-Japan Girls Softball Tournament at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Scott had three RBIs, earned tournament Most Outstanding Player honors and Kadena beat Kinnick 11-4 for the title.

Kadena Panthers baserunner Shannon Scott steams into second base safely as Nile C. Kinnick Red Devils infielder Arisa Hirashima can't find the handle on the ball during Saturday's championship game in the 2009 DODDS-Japan Girls Softball Tournament at Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan. Scott had three RBIs, earned tournament Most Outstanding Player honors and Kadena beat Kinnick 11-4 for the title. (Richard L. Rodgers/Special to Stars and Stripes)

CAMP CARROLL, South Korea — They say good things come to those who wait. For Angie Robinet and Daegu American’s girls soccer team, their wait for a win over Seoul American spanned decades.

Robinet, a junior, scored two second-half goals, each assisted by Linda Martinez, and the Warriors celebrated a school-first victory over the Falcons, rallying from a 1-0 halftime deficit for a 2-1 triumph.

"Things just bounced our way. Well, at least twice," said coach Ed Thompson, who in his five years at the Warriors’ helm only managed two ties with the Falcons.

In those five years, the Warriors have always seemed to open their schedule against their large-school counterparts, including the Falcons and Seoul Foreign, in March, then turn it up in April as the Far East Class A Tournament approaches.

"It’s brutal, and we’re never ready for it," Thompson said. "But after the spring break, we always seem to peak and get better. Hopefully, that trend will continue."

Daegu (6-5-3) will host the Class A Tournament for the first time. There, Thompson says, he hopes to give favored Osan American (11-2-2) and Matthew C. Perry (12-6-1) of Japan "a run for their money."

Falcons coach Robert Victoria said he tried to "change things up," playing goalkeeper Liz Gleaves at midfield to try to energize an offense that has generated just 14 goals; they had 104 last season.

"It’s a risky call," he said. "It worked in the first half, but they got us twice in the second." He plans to use the same lineup at this weekend’s Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Tournament, where Seoul faces Daegu in the first round.

Daegu’s milestone win was one of a handful of Pacific soccer firsts.

Sweeper Yuta Fleming banked a shot off the goalpost into the net off a scramble with two minutes left to boost Perry’s boys (4-14-3) to a 5-4 stunner over DODDS-Japan leader Nile C. Kinnick, the Samurai’s school-first win over the Red Devils.

"Normally, for Perry, a shot like that would go wide or clang off the goalpost and go out. This time, it went in," coach Mark Lange said. "Nice, for a change. A happy day for Perry soccer.

Kinnick slipped into a tie for first with Zama American (9-3-1).

Perry’s girls scored a school-first season-series triumph over Kinnick. Karla Stroud scored four goals and the Samurai beat the Red Devils 4-1, taking two of three matches from Kinnick this season.

After losing to Kinnick 3-1 on Friday, "we adjusted our defense" from a classic sweeper-stopper to a flat four to cut off the corners where the Samurai had been beaten Friday, coach Chris Anderson said.

"That made the difference. And it was a hunger. The loss was a slap in their face. Today, they really wanted it," Anderson said.

Kadena captures DODDS-Japan softball tournament titleNAVAL AIR FACILITY ATSUGI, Japan — Led by Most Outstanding Player Shannon Scott, Kadena of Okinawa captured the DODDS-Japan Girls Softball Tournament title. The Panthers scored in double digits in four victories, winning by an average margin of six runs.

"It feels great. The girls did a great job," said coach Jesse Costa after the Panthers beat defending champion Nile C. Kinnick 11-4 in Saturday’s championship game.

Scott drove in three runs and All-Tournament right-hander Mary Schweers pitched a complete game.

Kadena broke it open with three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to overcome multi-hit performances by Kinnick’s Dusty Keolanui-Wilson, Arisa Hirashima and All-Tournament selection Amanda Reyes.

"All 14 of our players gave it their best effort. It was a total team effort," said Costa, adding that the wait for a chance to travel off-island was worth it. "This has been a long time coming. It’s awfully fun to see new people. We had a great time playing ball."

Facing teams they’d never seen had the Panthers "anxious" prior to the tournament, All-Tournament shortstop Abbi Kinghorn said. "This was new for us," she said. "It was exciting to see other teams."

The Red Devils didn’t go home empty-handed — by virtue of their runner-up finish, they were the last DODDS-Japan team standing, thereby allowing them to retain "best in DODDS-Japan" status.

Coach Danel MacWhyte praised the play of Reyes, All-Tournament shortstop Jordan Hunt, pitcher Cheyenne Tullos and Wilson, a center fielder. "She’s Miss Consistent," MacWhyte said. "She made every play that came to her and she gets on base, she’s at the top of the order, she stirs things up, can really be a distraction."

The loss "doesn’t hurt us at all," said MacWhyte, whose Red Devils are unbeaten in the DODDS-Japan regular play. "We played well. I’m happy."

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