Boys Soccer: Kadena gets a boost in time for championship
KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa – 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.
But Smith watched most of the second half on the bench, nursing an ankle fracture that would sideline him for 1½ months – and almost cost him a chance to play in the Far East Division I Tournament to close out his high school career.
“Very frustrating. It was a long six weeks,” Smith said. “The hardest part was watching my teammates and not being able to help them.”
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