TIMEDOUT:Final Pacific soccer top 10s, goal leaders; baseball, softball, track fine fives
May 25, 2015
Soccer Boys1. Seoul American (15-3-4). Captured second Far East Division I Tournament title in four years.
2. Kubasaki, Okinawa (18-3-3). Made it back to center pitch; couldn’t close the D-I deal vs. Falcons.
3. Seoul Foreign (11-3). Season complete.
4. Matthew C. Perry, Japan (20-1-3). Samurai now sport five stars on their jersey crest, including the last four.
5. Christian Academy Japan (9-5-1). Nice effort by a youngish team by Knights’ standards.
6. Zama American, Japan (16-4-4). Came up one win short against Samurai, again.
7. Yongsan International-Seoul (8-6-1). Season complete.
8. Taejon Christian International, South Korea (6-4-4). Season complete.
9. Kadena, Okinawa (8-14-4). Stumbled somewhat to the finish line.
10. Yokota (9-12-5). A couple of different bounces and things are better for this group.
Goal scoring leaders
40 – Malik Wilkes, Zama 29 – Imani Washington, Kubasaki 25 – Justin Hill, Perry 22 – Aidan Lewis, Perry 21 – John Crate, Yokota 19 – Terry Lee, YIS-Seoul 18 – Vince Ermitano, Perry 17 – Iseiah Washington, Kubasaki 16 – HoKyong Adkins, SAHS; Junta Callahan, Kadena 14 – Kevin McGuire, SAHS; Niko Russey, SAHS 13 – Francesco Luraschi, SFS; Payton Fowler, Perry; Logan Perera, Zama 12 – Tyson Moore, Perry 11 – Huchan Lee, SFS; Miles Mahlock, Kubasaki 10 – Andrew Ha, SFS; Andrew Nutter, SAHS; Junior Oh, YIS-Seoul; Kangmin Kim, TCIS; Gabe Peredo, Kadena; JayQ Noimanivone, Zama; Robert Corneliussen, Zama.
Girls(Guam records through May 25).
1. Kubasaki, Okinawa (14-0-3). Back-to-back Far East Division I titles for the first time in 12 years.
2. Nile C. Kinnick, Japan (20-2-1). Made it to center pitch; couldn’t close the deal vs. Dragons.
3. Southern, Guam (11-0-2). Should be an excellent IIAAG final match Tuesday at GFA against …
4. Notre Dame, Guam (10-1-2). The Royals and Dolphins have been the island’s “usual suspects” in the final for years.
5. American School In Japan (11-1-1). First time Mustangs failed to reach the final since 2010.
6. Yokota (16-4-4). Sarah and Sarah (Claypool and Cronin) and the Panthers showed it out – big – at D-II.
7. Seoul Foreign (12-4-3). Season complete.
8. Matthew C. Perry, Japan (13-9-3). Samurai closed with a rush, coming up a title-game loss to Yokota short at D-II.
9. Osan American, South Korea (15-4-2). Took third spot in D-II and Andrea Carandang came up a goal short of …
10. Zama American, Japan (15-7-4). … Trojans senior Megan Hurley for top Pacific scoring honors (see below).
Goal scoring leaders
43 – Megan Hurley, Zama 42 – Andrea Carandang, Osan 37 – Kat Johnson, ASIJ 27 – Bobbi Hill, Perry 24 – Kiralyn Kawachi, Kinnick; Alyssa Leal, Kinnick 23 – Callie Chang, SFS 21 – Katrina Reid, Kinnick; Lexia Hall, Kinnick 20 – Nina Bernhardt, SFS 18 – Shani Summers, Kadena 17 – Sarah Claypool, Yokota 16 – Jamia Bailey, Yokota 15 – Marissa Mesquita, Kubasaki 14 – Kaylee Spielman, Humphreys High 13 – Fran Vido, Seoul American; Haley Mitchell, Kinnick; Rachel Bostick, Zama 12 – June Sohn, Yongsan International-Seoul; Adri Gomez, Kadena; Erin Blank, ASIJ 11 – Jada Carnine, Osan; Ai Robbins, Yokota; London Jackson, Yokota 10 – Ally Strauss, Kadena; Kennady White, Kubasaki; Gina Dukat, Yokota; Elizabeth Long, Robert D. Edgren
Post-Far East crack at rating the Pacific’s baseball, softball and track teams.
Baseball1, American School In Japan. An improbable Far East Division I championship against an unlikely foe in Kubasaki.2, Yokota, Japan. Won the Division II title the hard way; got masterful performance from Jack Malone in second of two final games.3, Kadena, Okinawa. Semifinal defeat doesn’t detract from an excellent body of work.4, Zama American, Japan. Keiyl Sasano, Trojans pushed Panthers to the limit.5, Kubasaki, Okinawa. Nobody saw Alex Eisenberg and the Dragons coming.
Softball1, Kadena, Okinawa. As emphatic a Division I title-game victory as you’d ever see.2, Kubasaki, Okinawa. 19-3 title-game loss doesn’t detract from vast improvements this season.3, Yokota, Japan. Kaia Austin and the Panthers came up aces, helped Yokota to the second of four D-II titles in all sports.4, Zama American, Japan. Another Trojans team that pushed the Panthers hard in the finals.5, Seoul American. Did well with their retooled pitching staff.
Track and field1, Nile C. Kinnick, Japan. Very deep Red Devils team edged out Mustangs for overall D-I honors.2, American School In Japan. Very creditable, respectable showing by last year’s overall champs.3, Kadena, Okinawa. Flashed some serious speed at Yokota’s Bonk Field.4, Seoul American. Passed Kubasaki with a likewise fourth-place finish at Far East.5, Kubasaki, Okinawa. Did their part in a meet that saw five Pacific, 12 meet records fall.