Hawaii Beat

Saturday, July 24, 2004

Bulls reach championship match

The Honolulu Soccer Club Bulls '85 Under-19 boys advanced to tomorrow's championship match at the United States Youth Soccer National Championships yesterday with a 3-0 victory over Scott Gallagher (Mo.) at the Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Scott Gallagher had won this tournament seven times in the past.

Satoshi Mitsuda (Punahou, Boston College freshman) put the Bulls ahead with a goal in the 14th minute. Justin Kim (Mililani) scored his first goal of the tournament in the 25th minute and Duke Hashimoto (Iolani, Southern Methodist sophomore) completed the scoring with his second tourney goal in the 59th minute.

Richard Higa, a Mid-Pacific graduate who was a Big East freshman first-team selection last fall at Massachusetts, assisted on the first two goals. David Gualdarama (Kamehameha, New Mexico freshman) assisted on the third goal.

"Our defense led by goalkeeper David Semenza (Punahou, Brown sophomore) and Stephen Carlson (Punahou, Loyola Marymount freshman) has been incredible," said coach Phil Neddo.

The Bulls play '84 CASL Elite (N.C.), a 2-0 winner over the Baltimore Bays yesterday, in the title match that starts at 2:15 a.m. Hawaii time. CASL handed the Bulls their only loss, 1-0 Thursday.

Real Hawaii leads division: The Real Hawaii Futbol Club Under-12 girls tied the Chicago Magic 0-0 yesterday at the United States Club Soccer National Cup at Cary, N.C.

Real Hawaii leads the Premier Division with four points (three for a win, one for a tie). Real can clinch the title with a win today.

In the U-13 boys first division, the Mililani Soccer Club Strikers tied Goldstar (N.C.) 0-0 yesterday. Mililani's final match is today against Peach Tree (Ga.). The Strikers are out of title contention.

Irons perfect in Billabong Pro

Kauai surfer Andy Irons scored a perfect 10 in his final ride to defeat Australian Nathan Hedge and claim the Billabong Pro in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, on Thursday.

Irons carved the 3- to 5-foot waves to defeat Hedge 16.83 to 8.

The win earned Irons $30,000 and 1,200 tour points. The two-time defending world champion now has a total of 5,016 points, a commanding lead over second-place Kelly Slater (3,552).

Final camps start this weekend

Two weekends remain this summer for the Hawaii Speed & Quickness Camp. There are sessions today and tomorrow and July 31 and Aug. 1 at Cooke Field. The cost is $10. Call 739-5444 for information.

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