Just For Kicks
Kagawa kicks it into gear for Whitworth
BRETT Kagawa scored his second and third goals of the season with both coming off teammates' corner kicks, one from the left and one from the right, in a 7-2 Whitworth romp over the Pacific Boxers Saturday. The junior defender from Mililani scored at 49:12 and 82:29 for the 13-1-1 Pirates, ranked sixth in the latest NSCAA/Adidas Division III Top 25 Poll.
It is the first time Kagawa has hit the net twice in a college match. All five of his shots have been on goal.
In between Kagawa's goals, Derek Atta scored Pacific's second goal on a 20-yard blast at 79:57. Atta, a junior midfielder from Aiea, assisted on the first Boxer goal when Danny Williams headed in his corner kick.
In the women's match won by Whitworth 4-1, Lynne Guenther scored the Pacific goal on a header in the 71st minute. She is a freshman defender from King Kekaulike.
JoBette Nabarro assisted on the first goal and scored the second on a penalty kick to give the Bethel (Ind.) College Pilots a 2-0 lead Saturday over Marian (Ind.) College. It wasn't enough as the Knights rallied for a 3-2 win to knock Bethel (7-8-1) out of the Mid-Central Collegiate Conference tournament in the first round.
In 16 matches, the junior midfielder from Waiakea has scored five goals and assisted on 10.
Lisa Franke, a junior striker from Kealakehe and Bethel's career scoring leader, has eight goals in nine matches, but has played little since spraining her left ankle Sept. 23.
Waiakea graduates, senior defender Malia Carenio and sophomore midfielder Maluhia Desha, each have scored a goal and assisted on two others.
Katy Jenkins, a junior center midfielder who moved to sweeper this year, has not scored but according to coach Pete Morey, "Katy is doing a good job, but hates the position."
Justin Kim has played in 14 of Bowling Green's 15 matches. A freshman midfielder from Mililani, Kim has scored one goal on 24 shots and recorded two assists for the 2-12-2 Falcons.
Stephen Carlsen, a starting defender from Punahou, has put four of his seven shots on goal, but hasn't scored in 13 matches for Loyola Marymount. The sophomore has one assist for the 5-5-4 Lions.
Mari Kasamoto (Iolani) is tied for second in points (8) on three goals and two assists for the Azusa Pacific Cougars (13-0-3 overall, 6-0-1 Golden State Athletic Conference), the No. 1 ranked NAIA women's soccer team. The junior striker has scored one game winner.
Jolie Nitta, a junior midfielder from Mililani, has scored two goals, both game winners, and has three assists in 16 matches.
Ashley Nakamoto earned her sixth shutout of the season Oct. 16 when Beloit beat Illinois College 6-0. The freshman goalkeeper from Mililani has a 1.38 goals against average in 15 matches. Nakamoto has played all but 6 minutes between the pipes for the Buccaneers.