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By Al Chase

Thursday, November 11, 1999



Postseason keeps
some from Hawaii
on the field

HAWAII'S college soccer teams have finished their seasons, but several local players are involved in postseason competition on the mainland.

Katy Holland (Moanalua) has been a key member of the Trinity (Texas) women's team that plays at UC San Diego Sunday in an NCAA Division III quarterfinal-round match.

Holland, a senior striker, has 12 goals and three assists in 15 matches for the Tigers.

Freshman midfielder Kyle Fukuchi has played in nine matches for the Washington Huskies, who won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title last weekend with a 1-0 victory over UCLA.

UW hosts Oral Roberts Sunday in an NCAA Division I tournament play-in match.

Alicia Vegas (Waimea) had her college career at Simpson end abruptly last Friday. Simpson was blanked by defending national champion Macalaster, 5-0, in a second-round NCAA Division III tournament match.

Vegas' four-year totals for the Storm are 113 goals and 34 assists (260 points) in 81 matches.

SEVERAL players have received postseason honors. Hawaii midfielder Wendy Miyashiro and goalkeeper Demarre Sanchez were named to the Western Athletic Conference all-tournament team.

Kim Sandhoff (Pearl City) was named to the Colonial Athletic Conference second team as a midfielder for the third consecutive year. The 5-foot-6 junior scored seven goals and had seven assists for the East Carolina Pirates (11-5-1) this season. She holds the ECU single-season and career records for goals, assists and points.

Tiffany Sabado (Castle), a sophomore striker, was Arizona's second-leading scorer with six goals and three assists.

She started 17 matches for the 7-10-2 Wildcats.

Freshman midfielder Mia Moe (Punahou) finished fourth in scoring (4 goals, 3 assists) for Loyola Marymount.

Junior striker Angela Ichinose (Iolani) had three goals and an assist for the 13-6 Lions.

Shaina Nishimoto (Punahou), a sophomore defender, started 17 of the 18 matches she played in for LMU, tentatively scheduled to play Hawaii here in 2000.

Colorado College's freshman goalkeeper Kirstin Masunaga (Iolani) had six shutouts and posted a 1.25 goals-allowed average. She played all but 75 minutes for the 8-9-2 Tigers.

Tapa

Three Hawaii opponents advanced to the NCAA Division I women's soccer tournament.

Western Athletic Conference champion Southern Methodist beat Baylor, 4-0, yesterday in a first-round match and plays at Southern Cal this weekend.

Fresno State was ousted by Cal Poly, 2-1, last night.

Stanford drew a first-round bye and will host Cal Poly this weekend.

Tapa

The United States Men's Under 17 National Team opened play in the FIFA U-17 World Championship yesterday by edging host New Zealand, 2-1, in a steady downpour.

The U.S. goal scorers were Abe Thompson and Landon Donovan, who has bagged 33 goals in 36 U-17 matches.

The U.S. U-17 side has a 21-match unbeaten (17-0-4) streak.

Tapa

Joe-Max Moore, the leading scorer in the short history of the New England Revolution, has signed a 3-year contract with Everton of the English Premier League.

Moore scored 38 goals in 79 matches for the Revolution. He also has 15 goals for the U.S. Men's National Team.

His Major League Soccer contract expires Jan. 1. Moore's contract with Everton will be worth almost $2 million.





Al Chase has been covering sports in Hawaii
since 1968. His column appears on Thursdays.
From the local ranks to the World Cup,
Al Chase will help keep you up to date on futbol.
achase@starbulletin.com



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