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Inouye's Redhawks capture D-II soccer title

Jordan Inouye will remember Dec. 5, 2004, for a long time. That is the day Inouye's college soccer career ended on the highest of notes -- as the starting outside right midfielder for the NCAA Division II men's soccer champions.

The Seattle University Redhawks completed an undefeated season (22-0-1) yesterday, beating Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (19-3-2) 2-1 in the tournament title match at Wichita Falls, Texas.

It was the Redhawks' first trip to the final four and their first NCAA title since leaving the NAIA ranks four years ago. Their goals were scored by Adam Jensen at 43 minutes and Bobby McAlister at 69:58, his 11th game-winning tally of the year.

"Right now, it is kind of surreal," said Inouye, relaxing on the team bus headed for Dallas and the return flight to Seattle.

"I don't know what to say. It hasn't totally hit home yet. I just want to get back to campus tonight and start studying for finals next week. That's what we are all stressing about now."

Inouye is a senior from Kaiser who began his college career at Hawaii Pacific, then transferred to SU when the Sea Warriors changed soccer to club status.

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