Just For Kicks
Lawson finds her stroke for Westmont
AMY Lawson has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference women's soccer player of the week after helping the Westmont Warriors (6-1-1, 2-1-1) to two wins.
A freshman striker, Lawson recorded her first collegiate hat trick when she scored all of the goals in a 3-1 victory over The Master's College on Oct. 5.
The first and third goals were off crosses from Jane Wyche. On Lawson's second goal, she took a goal kick at midfield, dribbled the rest of the way and beat the goalkeeper one-on-one.
Lawson's fourth goal of the week was the game-winner in No. 12 Westmont's 5-2 win at San Diego Christian.
The Iolani graduate took seven shots in the two matches and scored on four for a .541 shooting percentage.
Keith DeVey (St. Anthony) leads the Santa Clara Broncos with six goals and two assists for 14 points. He has put 13 of 18 shots on goal, a .772 shooting percentage. The junior midfielder was named the West Coast Conference men's soccer player of the month for September after leading No. 5 Santa Clara to a 7-2 start.
Duke Hashimoto (Iolani) headed in the game-winning goal with 3 seconds left in the match Sunday to lift the Southern Methodist Mustangs to a 2-1 win over host Kentucky. It was the first time a visitor had scored two goals against the Wildcats since 2002.
Kenan Knieriem scored his second goal of the season Sunday in Navy's 3-1 victory over Holy Cross. It came at 89:01 when the senior midfielder from Punahou forced the goalkeeper to come out, then rolled the ball past him into the net. Knieriem has two goals and two assists for the Midshipmen (7-4 overall, 2-1 Patriot League).
Rachael Lau scored her first collegiate goal Saturday for the Harvard Crimson in a 3-0 win against Cornell at Ithaca, N.Y.
The freshman midfielder from Punahou headed in a ball at 85:31 off a pass from Megan Kerr that the Cornell goalkeeper tried to punch out but failed to clear.
Erin Nakasone picked up her first point of the season Sunday when she assisted on the Whitworth Pirates' third goal in a 4-1 win over the Lewis & Clark Pioneers. The sophomore midfielder from Mililani has appeared in eight matches.
Double celebration: Zach Scott (Maui, Gonzaga) has a lot to be happy about.
He was part of the defense that helped the Seattle Sounders to victory in the United Soccer League First Division championship match Oct. 1.
The Sounders beat the Richmond (Va.) Kickers 4-3 on penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 tie.
The day before, his wife, Alana, gave birth to their first child, an 8-pound, 12-ounce son named Kaeden Kaleikaumaka Scott.
His younger brother, Daniel, a junior defender for the Gonzaga Bulldogs, will redshirt this year. The King Kekaulike graduate is scheduled for surgery to repair a torn muscle in his left hip.