Zama's Kyleigh Rose and Yokota's Abby Schneider chase down the ball. (HANNAH MICHAEL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)
Zama's Kyleigh Rose and Yokota's Abby Schneider chase down the ball. (HANNAH MICHAEL/SPECIAL TO STRIPES)

Girls Soccer: Zama tops Yokota for first title in a decade

by Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan – Top striker Kayesha McNeill and leading playmaker Siobhan Grabski helped bring an end to Zama’s girls soccer team’s Far East tournament title drought.

McNeill notched her 35th goal of the season and Grabski posted her 19th as the Trojans broke Friday’s final match open in the second half, dethroning defending champion Yokota 3-0 and claiming their first Far East tournament title since winning the Division I crown in 2009.

“It’s the culmination of a lot of hard work over the years, belief in the program that we have and it just worked out for us this year,” said Manuel Duarte, who won his first Far East title in his sixth season as Trojans coach.

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