Kadena's Alexa Smith and Kubasaki goalkeeper Abbigail Irwin nearly collide after Smith sends a shot wide of the net, as Dragons' Angelica Figueroa looks on during Friday's Okinawa girls soccer match. The Panthers won 7-2 to sweep the season series. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Kadena's Alexa Smith and Kubasaki goalkeeper Abbigail Irwin nearly collide after Smith sends a shot wide of the net, as Dragons' Angelica Figueroa looks on during Friday's Okinawa girls soccer match. The Panthers won 7-2 to sweep the season series. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Girls Soccer: Another Callahan starting to emerge for Kadena

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – The name Callahan has become synonymous with soccer at Kadena High School.

Reina is the latest to wear Panthers black and yellow and on Friday, she demonstrated some of the same skills as those of older brothers Yuji and Junta.

The junior midfielder assisted on three goals and scored on a high, arcing left-footed kick from 25 yards out in the second half to propel the Panthers past Kubasaki 7-2 in the last of the teams’ three regular-season matches. The Panthers swept the season series 3-0.

“She’s a good passer who does a good job of getting the whole team involved,” said Panthers coach Abe Summers of Callahan, who only joined the team in April after spending her first two high school years playing for Ryukyu Deigos, an off-base club program.

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