Just For Kicks
Broncos, DeVey still kicking
THE NCAA Division I men's and women's soccer playoffs have progressed to the Elite Eight stage this weekend with just one of 11 local players still involved.
Keith DeVey (St. Anthony '02) and the Santa Clara Broncos (14-4-4) will attempt to advance to the College Cup in St. Louis next weekend when they play host to Wake Forest (17-3-3) today. SCU has beaten Washington 3-2 and Indiana 1-0 on penalty kicks in overtime.
» David Gualdarama (Kamehameha '04) had his season end in the second round of the tournament when New Mexico (14-4-3) lost to California 3-1. The junior midfielder started 21 matches for the Lobos, scored two goals and put nine of his 23 shots on goal.
» Senior goalkeeper David Semenza's (Punahou '03) college career ended when the Brown Bears were blanked by Duke 2-0 in the second round.
» Daniel Phelps (Leilehua '06) saw action as a reserve in both Washington matches, a 3-0 win over Creighton and a 3-2 loss to Santa Clara in the second round. The freshman midfielder had one shot vs. SCU.
» C.J. Cintas (Hawaii Prep '06), a freshman midfielder for UC Santa Barbara, has not been on the 18-man tournament roster for the Gauchos, who have advanced to the Elite Eight with wins over San Diego State, Southern Methodist and Old Dominion.
» Allison Lipsher (Punahou '04) posted her 25th and 26th career shutouts for Duke in the first two rounds, but it was not enough. The Blue Devils did not score, beating Louisville 6-5 on penalty kicks before losing to Tennessee 4-2 the same way. The junior finished the season with a 0.89 goals against average.
» Caycie Gusman (Kamehameha '06) scored her second goal of the season in Rutgers' 2-0, first-round win over Hartford. The freshman striker headed in a cross from Gina DeMaio at 80.09. The Scarlet Knights were eliminated by Boston College 4-2 on penalty kicks in the second round.
» Lizzy Carlson (Punahou '06) started at a striker position in both of Denver's tournament matches, a 2-0 win over Kentucky and a 2-1 loss to Colorado. The freshman got one shot off in each match but did not score.
Justin Kim (Mililani '03) has been named to the All-Mid-American Conference second team by a vote of league coaches. The sophomore midfielder led the Bowling Green State Falcons with five goals, 12 points and shots (34) and shots on goal (19). He also had two assists in 15 matches.
» Markee Nobriga (Kamehameha '06) came off the bench in 17 matches for the New Mexico Lobos (8-7-5). She scored two goals. Kiani Wong (Iolani '05), a redshirt freshman goalkeeper, played 12 minutes and 14 seconds in one match.
» Dylan Langley (Iolani '06) played in 18 games and started in 10 for the Swarthmore College (12-5-2) Tide. He had two assists and scored two goals. Swarthmore finished third in the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference.