Just For Kicks
Hashimoto, Gualdarama advance
Duke Hashimoto and David Gualdarama are the only two Hawaii players out of 10 involved in the NCAA Division I men's and women's soccer playoffs with at least one more match to look forward to in the Sweet 16 this week.
Hashimoto, a senior striker from Iolani, and his Southern Methodist Mustangs play North Carolina-Greensboro on Sunday after upsetting host and No. 5 seed UCLA 3-0 Tuesday.
Hashimoto went 1-on-1 with Bruins goalkeeper Eric Reed at 52:05 and won the battle to give the Mustangs (11-5-3) a 2-0 lead. It was his team-leading ninth goal of the season. He then assisted on the third goal.
It was the first time UCLA had been scored on at its home field this year and the first time in 30 years the Bruins has allowed three goals in an NCAA tournament match.
Gualdarama and the New Mexico Lobos play Cal State Northridge this weekend. The Lobos beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 5-4 on penalty kicks Tuesday after battling to a 2-2 overtime tie. The sophomore midfielder from Kamehameha had one shot in 55 minutes of action.
Brown, where David Semenza is a junior goalkeeper, was eliminated Tuesday by No. 1 seed Maryland 1-0. The Punahou graduate, who missed six matches toward the end of the season with a shoulder injury, did not play.
Dartmouth, co-Ivy League champions with Brown, was blanked by St. John's 1-0 in the second round ending the college career of J.P. Barbosa, a senior midfielder from Punahou.
Keith DeVey and the Santa Clara Broncos also went out in the second round, losing on penalty kicks 5-4 to California after drawing 0-0. DeVey (St. Anthony '02), a junior midfielder/striker, led the Broncos in scoring with five goals and four assists for 14 points.
All five women on tournament teams have been eliminated.
The Pepperdine Waves, with freshman defender (Punahou '05) Kelsey Baker, advanced to the third round before losing to 17-time national champion North Carolina 6-0. The Waves beat Mississippi 1-0 and Sanford 2-0 to reach the third round. Baker came off the bench against Sanford and North Carolina.
Allison Lipsher picked up her ninth shutout of the season when No. 10 Duke beat Fairfield in the first round, but the Blue Devils (14-6-1) were upset by No. 22 Yale in the second round 2-1 on a goal with 1 second left in regulation time.
Tiffany Taylor, a senior midfielder from Punahou, saw her career end when cross-town rival Boston College edged Boston University 1-0 in the second round.
The other women, Brigham Young senior midfielder Charlene Lui (Punahou) and Nevada-Las Vegas senior midfielder Lori Sakai (Iolani) were done after one match.
Weber State defeated BYU 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie and Cal State Fullerton beat UNLV 1-0 in OT.