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Matthew C. Perry's Naomi Ziola kicks the ball high against Zama's Natasha Hunter during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0.

Matthew C. Perry's Naomi Ziola kicks the ball high against Zama's Natasha Hunter during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0. (Kayla Bodwin/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Naomi Ziola kicks the ball high against Zama's Natasha Hunter during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0.

Matthew C. Perry's Naomi Ziola kicks the ball high against Zama's Natasha Hunter during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0. (Kayla Bodwin/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Naomi Ziola kicks the ball high against Zama's Natasha Hunter during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0.

Matthew C. Perry's Naomi Ziola kicks the ball high against Zama's Natasha Hunter during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0. (Kayla Bodwin/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Kahlei Van Ostran and Zama's Ariel Hicks chase the ball during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0.

Matthew C. Perry's Kahlei Van Ostran and Zama's Ariel Hicks chase the ball during Friday's round-robin game in the DODDS Japan high school girls soccer tournament at Camp Zama, Japan. Perry blanked Zama 1-0. (Kayla Bodwin/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Calvin Barker and Yokota's Chris Beemsterboer eye the ball during Friday's pool-play match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Perry won 3-1 and clinched the top seed out of Pool A into the single-elimination playoffs.

Matthew C. Perry's Calvin Barker and Yokota's Chris Beemsterboer eye the ball during Friday's pool-play match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Perry won 3-1 and clinched the top seed out of Pool A into the single-elimination playoffs. (Anju Yamanaka/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Zama's Ryan Walls dribbles against Matthew C. Perry's Chris Lynch during Friday's semifinal match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Perry dethroned defending champion Zama 7-1.

Zama's Ryan Walls dribbles against Matthew C. Perry's Chris Lynch during Friday's semifinal match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Perry dethroned defending champion Zama 7-1. (Anju Yamanaka/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Nile C. Kinnick's Branden Yoder dribbles against Yokota's Chris Beemsterboer as teammate Brian Inman and Yokota's Jack Liddle and Ray Hernandez watch during Friday's semifinal match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Kinnick blanked Yokota 1-0.

Nile C. Kinnick's Branden Yoder dribbles against Yokota's Chris Beemsterboer as teammate Brian Inman and Yokota's Jack Liddle and Ray Hernandez watch during Friday's semifinal match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Kinnick blanked Yokota 1-0. (Anju Yamanaka/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Kubasaki's' Matthew Duffy tees off on the 480-yard, par-5 13th hole during Friday's second round of the Okinawa district golf finals on the 6,046-yard, par-72 Taiyo Golf Course in Gushikawa, Okinawa. Duffy carded a 95, which, coupled with his 87 on Wednesday at Kadena Air Base's Banyan Tree links, gave him a two-day total of 182 and his third straight district title by 26 shots over teammate Steven Lewallen.

Kubasaki's' Matthew Duffy tees off on the 480-yard, par-5 13th hole during Friday's second round of the Okinawa district golf finals on the 6,046-yard, par-72 Taiyo Golf Course in Gushikawa, Okinawa. Duffy carded a 95, which, coupled with his 87 on Wednesday at Kadena Air Base's Banyan Tree links, gave him a two-day total of 182 and his third straight district title by 26 shots over teammate Steven Lewallen. (Dave Ornauer/Stars and Stripes)

Osan's Bianca Reyes, right, and Jacqueline Godier scuffle with Taejon Christian's Ilayda Karago for the ball during Friday's first-round match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Cougars shut out the Dragons 3-0.

Osan's Bianca Reyes, right, and Jacqueline Godier scuffle with Taejon Christian's Ilayda Karago for the ball during Friday's first-round match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Cougars shut out the Dragons 3-0. (CJ Mitchell/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Taejon Christian's Susan Yi heads the ball against Osan's during Friday's first-round match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Cougars shut out the Dragons 3-0.

Taejon Christian's Susan Yi heads the ball against Osan's during Friday's first-round match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Cougars shut out the Dragons 3-0. (CJ Mitchell/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Daegu's Monica Morales and Yongsan International-Seoul's Emily Birmingham tussle for the ball during Friday's second-round match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Guardians beat the Warriors 4-1.

Daegu's Monica Morales and Yongsan International-Seoul's Emily Birmingham tussle for the ball during Friday's second-round match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Guardians beat the Warriors 4-1. (CJ Mitchell/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Osan's Evie Garrido and Seoul Foreign's Skye Chung try to control the ball during Friday's semifinal match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at  Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Crusaders beat the Cougars 6-1.

Osan's Evie Garrido and Seoul Foreign's Skye Chung try to control the ball during Friday's semifinal match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Crusaders beat the Cougars 6-1. (CJ Mitchell/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Osan's Bianca Reyes, left, and Seoul Foreign's' Joanna Kim tussle for the ball during Friday's semifinal match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at  Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Crusaders beat the Cougars 6-1.

Osan's Bianca Reyes, left, and Seoul Foreign's' Joanna Kim tussle for the ball during Friday's semifinal match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Crusaders beat the Cougars 6-1. (CJ Mitchell/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Osan goalkeeper Sarah Dewitt hauls in the ball against Seoul Foreign's  Michelle Richardson during Friday's semifinal match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Crusaders beat the Cougars 6-1.

Osan goalkeeper Sarah Dewitt hauls in the ball against Seoul Foreign's Michelle Richardson during Friday's semifinal match in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division high school girls soccer tournament at Yongsan Garrison, South Korea. The Crusaders beat the Cougars 6-1. (CJ Mitchell/Special to Stars and Stripes)

Matthew C. Perry's Gaku Lange and Zama teammates Ben Cook and Logan Perera chase the ball during Friday's semifinal match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Perry dethroned defending champion Zama 7-1.

Matthew C. Perry's Gaku Lange and Zama teammates Ben Cook and Logan Perera chase the ball during Friday's semifinal match in the DODDS Japan boys high school soccer tournament at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Perry dethroned defending champion Zama 7-1. (Anju Yamanaka/Special to Stars and Stripes)

This article has been corrected.

GUSHIKAWA, Okinawa – He’ll take the win, his third district golf title. But Matthew Duffy said he was far from pleased with his performance Friday.

“I guess I’m happy about winning. I’m just not satisfied with my game,” the Kubasaki senior said after he carded a 95 on the 6,046-yard, par-72 Taiyo Golf Course links.

Coupled with the 87 he shot two days earlier at Kadena Air Base’s Banyan Tree links, Duffy finished the championships with a 182, 25 strokes better than his nearest challenger, teammate Eric Heck.

It was Duffy’s third straight individual crown and Kubasaki’s third straight team title since Kadena’s lengthy run of championships ended in 2011.

Of his three titles, Duffy says he most valued the first, in his sophomore year, when he was starting to develop his game and Kadena was more competitive. “So, I actually enjoyed the game more,” he said.

Duffy, younger brother of former Far East Baseball Tournament MVP Patrick Duffy, now turns his attention to college; he plans to attend university in mainland Japan and continue playing golf “as a hobby.”

“It was a good four years,” Duffy said of his Kubasaki golf career.

Favorites reach boys soccer finalsEach pair of teams split their season series. Now in the finals of their respective boys soccer tournaments, Seoul American and Seoul Foreign in Korea and Nile C. Kinnick and Matthew C. Perry in Japan will duel Saturday for bragging rights.

Andrew Clark’s goal and two assists helped the Falcons past Yongsan International-Seoul 5-1 to reach Saturday’s Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Blue Division final. The Crusaders beat host Taejon Christian International 3-1 in the other semifinal.

“We’re sitting where we want to be,” Falcons coach Steve Boyd said. “We took care of business the way we wanted to and came out of it unscathed, no injuries, no red cards, none of that stuff. We’ll be at full power tomorrow against Seoul Foreign.” Kickoff is at 3 p.m.

At Yokota Air Base, DODDS Japan’s biggest rivalry resumes at 12:30 p.m. when the pre-tournament favorite Samurai, with Pacific goal-scoring leader Gaku Lange (32), taking on the defense-minded Red Devils.

“Maybe we’ll decide this once and for all,” Kinnick coach Robert Tiffany said of a rivalry that has blossomed since Perry started winning Far East Division II Tournaments consistently five years ago.

Lange was involved in every goal when the Samurai dethroned defending champion Zama 7-1, scoring three times and assisting on the other four.

"I’m on a mission to win Far East again,” Lange said. “Fourth star for us.”

“When he wants to play, his eyes light up,” Lange’s father and coach, Mark Lange, said. “He’s very determined, wanting to play; they couldn’t stop him. And he missed a few. Senior year; he wants to go out strong.”

Branden Yoder had the lone goal as Kinnick blanked Yokota 1-0 in the other semifinal.

Kinnick is also the front-runner in the girls tournament; if both Red Devils teams win their respective titles, that would make it a clean sweep of all the DODDS Japan spring sports tournaments.

While dominating most opponents, the Red Devils had their toughest go Friday against Yokota. And coach Nico Hindie isn’t taking a thing for granted on Saturday when Kinnick faces Zama and Edgren.

“They have some nice players, a nice team,” he said.

Postponements, cancellationsSome events that did not happen also made news this weekend:

Seoul American at Osan baseball and softball on Friday was postponed due to air quality issues. They’re looking to reschedule for Wednesday, Osan athletics director Linda Concepcion said by e-mail.

The Okinawa track and field meet called off midway due to rain and unsafe track conditions will not be completed, Kubasaki coach Jon Fick said, citing “multiple conflicts” in participating schools’ schedules.

And Zama’s baseball and softball trip to Perry was scrapped due to transportation problems, Trojans softball coach Adele Collins said by e-mail.

Stars and Stripes reporter James Kimber contributed to this report.

Correction Kubasaki's Eric Heck's second-place finish in the Okinawa golf finals was ommited in an earlier version of this article.

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Dave Ornauer has been employed by or assigned to Stars and Stripes Pacific almost continuously since March 5, 1981. He covers interservice and high school sports at DODEA-Pacific schools and manages the Pacific Storm Tracker.

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