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HS boys' soccer advances to Far East championship game with two wins

The high school boys' soccer team continued its winning play on Day 2 of its Far East Tournament in Iwakuni. The Knights won 3-2 against E.J. King and 3-0 against Zama on Thursday to advance to the championship game.

Coach Keesh Kawaguchi expressed his thoughts on the two games:

"M.C. Perry did not score on us until late in the second half. Their two goals came from a corner header and a penalty in the box. It would have been nice to come out of it with a clean sheet, but we are very fortunate to be able to advance past such a tough team.

By the semifinal game just an hour or so later, our players were exhausted from heat and the unexpected turnout the previous game. We have overcome that as well.

Heading into the championship game this morning, my focus remains the same — keeping them physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. Some had to deal with major cramping issues, some with migraine from heat and, of course, lots of blisters. We have dealt with them all, and we are ready to deal with them again.

Thank you for all your kind messages and emails letting us know that you are out there praying for us."

Enosh had two goals and Joshua had one goal against M.C. Perry. Eugene had two assists and Enosh had one. Against Zama, Joshua, Enosh and Hikaru all had one goal each. Joshua and Eugene each had one assist.

The Knights will play Yokota in the Division II tournament final at 3 p.m. on Friday.

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