Kadena's Eliana Williams and Kinnick's Megan Thomas scuffle for the ball. (EMMA STEVENS/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
Kadena's Eliana Williams and Kinnick's Megan Thomas scuffle for the ball. (EMMA STEVENS/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Girls Soccer: Kinnick rules in big-school turf rankings

by Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

Nile C. Kinnick’s boys and girls soccer team made school history some 1,000 miles apart on Friday afternoon at Yokosuka Naval Base and Kadena Air Base - with two wildly different outcomes in their respective Far East Division I soccer tournament finals.

Maggie Donnelly, Jenna Lynch and Jillian Mock each scored in the shootout at Yokosuka as the Red Devils outlasted Kadena 3-2 in penalty kicks to win their second D-I Tournament title in three years. Kinnick’s girls have played in the Far East finals the last five years.

In the boys final on Okinawa, where such drama was hardly a bother, Kinnick’s defense held Kadena’s potent offense scoreless, and Jack Boran and Ryo Nishiyama each got their ninth goals of the season as the Red Devils blanked the Panthers 2-0 for their school-first D-I title.

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