Defending Division II champions also had a field day on the soccer pitch, as Christian Academy Japan’s boys and Yokota’s girls finished Wednesday unbeaten, with the Knights taking the top seed entering the boys double-elimination playoffs.
Kian Smith could not have felt worse about a victory. The senior striker and his Kadena Panthers teammates had just beaten host Matthew C. Perry 2-1 to take fifth place in the Perry Cup tournament on March 23.
Things could not have started much worse for Osan’s boys soccer team this season. Coming off a 5-14-2 2018 campaign, the Cougars, thought to be a year older and a year wiser, opened with a dismal 0-4-1 ledger in their first five matches.