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Osan American sophomore Alyssa Kopp, middle, has the ball tapped away by Taegu American freshman Melody Thompson during Tuesday's double-elimination playoffs in the Far East High School Girls Class A tournament.
Osan American sophomore Alyssa Kopp, middle, has the ball tapped away by Taegu American freshman Melody Thompson during Tuesday's double-elimination playoffs in the Far East High School Girls Class A tournament. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)
Osan American sophomore Alyssa Kopp, middle, has the ball tapped away by Taegu American freshman Melody Thompson during Tuesday's double-elimination playoffs in the Far East High School Girls Class A tournament.
Osan American sophomore Alyssa Kopp, middle, has the ball tapped away by Taegu American freshman Melody Thompson during Tuesday's double-elimination playoffs in the Far East High School Girls Class A tournament. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)
Matthew C. Perry senior goalkeeper Chris Riegel goes up to snag a corner kick during Tuesday's double-elimination playoffs.
Matthew C. Perry senior goalkeeper Chris Riegel goes up to snag a corner kick during Tuesday's double-elimination playoffs. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)
Osan American goalkeeper John Paul Conde stops a shootout penalty shot. It was in vain, though, as host Matthew C. Perry won the shootout for a 1-0 victory.
Osan American goalkeeper John Paul Conde stops a shootout penalty shot. It was in vain, though, as host Matthew C. Perry won the shootout for a 1-0 victory. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)
Nick Riegel, Chris Riegel and Jonathan Leach (4) of Matthew C. Perry celebrate their penalty-kick shootout victory over the Osan American.
Nick Riegel, Chris Riegel and Jonathan Leach (4) of Matthew C. Perry celebrate their penalty-kick shootout victory over the Osan American. (Dave Ornauer / S&S)

(Tuesday's boys and girls game summaries at end of story.)

IWAKUNI MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, Japan — Justin Biskup had never taken a penalty kick in his life. He made the most of his first experience.

The center-back scored in the eighth round of a penalty-kick shootout on Tuesday, sending host Matthew C. Perry to a 1-0 shocker over Osan American of South Korea in the second round of the Class A Far East High School Boys Soccer Tournament.

“That was a killer,” said Samurai senior goalkeeper Chris Riegel, who stopped three of eight attempts in the shootout. “I was having a heart attack the whole time.”

Biskup’s heroics lifted Perry to within one win of its first Class A final.

Meanwhile, the Cougars, a pre-tournament favorite, were forced into the loser’s bracket, where they blanked Japan’s E.J. King 5-0 and edged Taegu American of Korea 2-1 later in the day. They’ll play Wednesday in the loser’s bracket final against either Perry or Taejon Christian International.

“The coaches told us to put everything we had into this game,” Riegel said. “We didn’t want to have to play two more games today. That meant big pressure the whole game.

“In round-robin play, you’re just going for seedings, but even if you lose, you’re still in the tournament. If we’d lost this, it’d have been a lot harder for us. There’s a lot more pressure as the week wears on.”

Beating Osan goalkeeper John Paul Conde, Biskup said, was a matter of guessing correctly.

“I listened to what the coaches said earlier. I knew [Conde] was going to dive,” Biskup said. “So I went straight ahead with it.”

Conde dove to his right as Biskup’s line-drive shot buzzed over, smacked into the upper middle of the net and sparked a wild celebration at midfield.

“This was a great game by the whole team, and by Osan, too,” Riegel said. “Our defense held it together. They didn’t give [Osan] too many chances.”

Riegel made 11 saves in regulation, compared to six by Conde, who said simply he got beat by Biskup.

“You don’t really know what to expect” on a penalty shot, Conde said. “You just look at their feet and try to decide which way they’re going to go.”

The result created a lengthy path to Wednesday’s championship round for Osan, but Conde remained confident.

“I’m sure we’ll make it,” he said.

Far East Class A Soccer Tournament

(Jump ahead to Boys Class AA, Girls Class A, Girls Class AA)

BOYS CLASS A

Tuesday’s summaries

Pusan American 3, E.J. King 1

Pusan American 1 2-3

E.J. King 1 0-1

Goals – Pusan: Moses Joh 3. King: Gilbert. Assists – Pusan: Chase Johnson, Jonathan Taylor. King: Nathaniel James.

Matthew C. Perry 3, Taegu American 0

Matthew C. Perry 2 1-3

Taegu American 0 0-0

Goals — Perry: Greg McCoy 3. Assists — Perry: Derik Brendle.

Taejon Christian International 12, Pusan American 0

Taejon Christian International 5 7-12

Pusan American 0 0 - 0

Goals — TCIS: Andrew Wiese 6, Jesse Park 2, Brian Park, Chi-kung Cheng, Yuya Kato 2. Assists — Jesse Park 4, Tom Choi 2, Andrew Wiese 2.

Matthew C. Perry 1, Osan American 0, SO (6-5)

Matthew C. Perry 0 0-0

Osan American 0 0-0

Penalty-kick shootout: Matthew C. Perry-Matt Bierschenk, Derik Brendle, Nick Riegel (miss), Jonathan Leach, Greg McCoy, Michael Barrett, Donovan Albia (miss), Justin Biskup. Osan American-Sam Crothers, A.J. Scott, Mike Elkins, Van Hauter, Anthony Langdon (miss), Kevin Carver, Randon Petrae (miss), Jack Fraliegh (miss).

Taegu American 10, Pusan American 2

Taegu American 8 2-10

Pusan American 0 2 - 2

Goals — Taegu: Scotty Brennan 4, Kevin Done 2, Ouri Balat 2, Aaron Dick, Jonathan Thomas. Pusan — Chris Jacobsen. Moses Joh.

Osan American 5, E.J. King 0

Osan American 1 4-5

E.J. King 0 0-0

Goals — Osan: Van Hauter, Charles Gasaway, Mike Elkins, Josh Penrod, Danny Vaughn. Assists — Sam Crothers, Van Hauter 3.

Osan American 2, Taegu American 1

Osan American 1 1-2

Taegu American 1 0-1

Goals — Osan: Anthony Langdon 2. Taegu: Ouri Balat. Assists — Osan: A.J. Scott, Charles Gasaway.

BOYS CLASS AA

Kubasaki 5, Seoul American 0

Kubasaki 1 4-5

Seoul American 0 0-0

Goals — Kubasaki: Josh Kiser, Bill Gray, Joe Paul, Don Vanderen, Mike Smith.

Okinawa Christian International 0, Robert D. Edgren 0

Okinawa Christian International 0 0-0

Robert D. Edgren 0 0-0

Kubasaki 5, Robert D. Edgren 0

Kubasaki 2 3-5

Robert D. Edgren 0 0-0

Goals — Kubasaki: Bil Gray, Kevin Ware 2, Josh Kiser, Don Vanderen.

Yokota 3, Seoul American 0

Seoul American 0 0-0

Yokota 1 2-3

Goals — Yokota: Jay Irwin, Karl Gerstner, Ian Kengery.

Yokota 3, Okinawa Christian International 0

Okinawa Christian International 0 0-0

Yokota 1 2-3

Goals — Yokota: Ian Kingery, Matt Irwin 2.

Kadena 11, Guam High 0

Guam High 0 0-0

Kadena 5 6-11

Goals — Kadena: Zach Zendejas 3, Aaron Zendejas, Devin O’Neal, Scott Knutson, Cody Bradshaw 2, Craig Pope 3.

Kadena 2, Nile C. Kinnick 1

Nile C. Kinnick 0 1-1

Kadena 1 1-2

Goals — Kinnick: Ken Cardwell. Kadena: Devin O’Neal, Craig Maxey.

Zama American 9, Guam High 0

Zama American 3 6-9

Guam High 0 0-0

Goals — Zama: Brendan Flatley 3, Jimmy Flatley, Ryota Nishiyori, Yusuke Kawasaki 2, James Dones 2.

Kubasaki JV 4, Zama American 3

Zama American 1 2-3

Kubasaki JV 0 4-4

Goals — Zama: Cristian Nunez, Jimmy Flatley, Ryota Nishiyori. Kubasaki: Daniel Ihu 2, Sam Waterman 2.

Nile C. Kinnick 2, Kubasaki JV 0

Nile C. Kinnick 2 0-2

Kubasaki JV 0 0-0

Goals — Kinnick: George Murray, Jonathon Kim.

GIRLS CLASS A

Osan American 6, Taegu American 0

Osan American 4 2-6

Taegu American 0 0-0

Goals — Osan: Sharon Kroening, Sarah Gates 2, Priscilla Umemoto, Alyssa Kopp, Angeles Farulla. Assists — Osan: Chelsea Wood, Priscilla Umemoto, Elise Sanders, Sarah Moore.

Pusan American 2, Taegu American 1

Pusan American 1 1-2

Taegu American 0 1-1

Goals — Pusan: Rylee Daniel, Shea Lippert. Taegu: Patty Brennan.

Osan American 1, Matthew C. Perry 0

Osan American 1 0-1

Matthew C. Perry 0 0-0

Goals — Osan: Cami Clampett. Assist — Jennifer Gates.

Pusan American 4, Matthew C. Perry 0

Pusan American 1 3-4

Matthew C. Perry 0 0-0

Goals — Pusan: Brienna Carroll 3, Sarina Parsons. Assists — Pusan: Brienna Carroll, Valentina Guzman.

GIRLS CLASS AA

Kadena 1, Nile C. Kinnick 1

Nile C. Kinnick 0 1-1

Kadena 1 0-1

Goals — Kinnick: Alexis Zukowski. Kadena: Dianne Abel.

Nile C. Kinnick 1, Zama American 0

Nile C. Kinnick 1 0-1

Zama American 0 0-0

Goal — Kinnick: Alexis Zukowski.

Guam High 1, Zama American 0

Zama American 0 0-0

Guam High 1 0-1

Goal — Guam: Valene Taguacta.

Kubasaki 2, American School In Japan 0

American School In Japan 0 0-0

Kubasaki 1 1-2

Goals — Kubasaki: Erin Foote 2.

Seoul American 4, Yokota 3

Seoul American 1 3-4

Yokota 2 1-3

Goals — Seoul: Monika Padua 2, Alyssa Lavender 2. Yokota: Minami Plude 3.

(Monday’s late summary)

American School In Japan 3, Robert D. Edgren 0

American School In Japan 1 2-3

Robert D. Edgren 0 0-0

Goals — ASIJ: Eliza Choo, Natasha Rasmussen, Elizabeth Schwarz.

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