Al Chase

Just For Kicks

By Al Chase

UOP's Stanley wins
keeper accolade

HAWAII'S soccer players are performing for college teams from coast to coast.

It is time to check the Web sites and report on how some are doing.

Shutting out two nonconference opponents earned Pacific University senior goalkeeper Ryan Stanley Northwest Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week ending Sept. 15.

Stanley, from Kaiser High School, blanked Cascade 3-0 and Humboldt State 1-0 for his 17th and 18th career shutouts.

The Boxers (6-1) started the season with five consecutive shutouts, four solo by Stanley and one shared. Through seven matches, Stanley has a 0.62 goals-against average.

Also seeing regular action for the 6-1 Boxers are senior midfielder Kevin Arizo (Mililani), senior defender/midfielder Kaleo Titcomb (Kamehameha), junior midfielder Aaron Arakawa (Pearl City), sophomore midfielder Elliott Hirai (Aiea), sophomore defender Jordan Lovell (Kamehameha) and freshman midfielder Daniel Park (Pearl City).

Senior striker Gabby Ahmadia, a Waiakea graduate, scored three goals and had two assists Tuesday to lead Humboldt State's women's team to a 5-0 win over Southern Oregon.

Ahmadia has scored five goals in eight matches for the 6-2 Lumberjacks.

Taryn Jim (Mililani), who transferred to HSU after not playing soccer her freshman season at Iowa State a year ago, has played in all eight matches and has scored one goal.

Senior midfielder Amanda Orand scored two goals in the first 14 minutes to lead the Oregon Ducks (1-4-1) to their first victory of the season last Sunday, 4-2 over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Orand, who played her first two seasons for the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine, assisted on a goal between her two scores.

The Ducks will miss midfielder Nicole Garbin this season. The Star-Bulletin 2000 Player of the Year from Baldwin had ACL surgery on her left leg after being injured during practice when Oregon was in Florida to open the season.

"Nicole wasn't hit or anything. She just cut and her leg didn't" said Ducks coach Bill Steffen. "She had a great spring for us, came out of her shell and her injury changes how we look at things."

Steffen said Mililani graduate Mele French is learning what works at the college level.

"Mele is growing as a player and playing up front for us."

Charlene Lui, a freshman midfielder from Punahou, has cracked the lineup for Brigham Young. She has started seven of eight matches for the 3-5 Cougars.


Rosette Rough's goal for Long Island U. eight seconds after Tasha Hagan had scored for Hawaii in the opener of the Ohana Hotels & Resorts Soccer Shootout on Sept. 19 set an NCAA Division I women's record for fastest consecutive goals by opposing teams.

The previous record was 10 seconds set in 1999 by players from Morehead State and Eastern Illinois and Oakland U. and Dayton.

Jamie Harlor, a Leilehua grad and a senior striker at San Diego State, began her career at Portland State and scored a goal 14 seconds after Auburn had scored against the Pilots, also in 1999. That ties Harlor for the fourth fastest turnaround goal.

Just for Kicks runs every other Sunday in the Star-Bulletin.

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