Kauai, Kapaa JV girls tied in KIF soccer

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Island School’s Ella Beck (12) comes in to defend against a pass by Kapaa’s Tavehi Dubocage in the first half Saturday during the Kauai Interscholastic Federation varsity girls soccer match at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Island School goalkeeper Sophie Carswell and a defender come out to defend on a charge by Kapaa’s Hannah Collins-Doijode in the first half Saturday during Kauai Interscholastic Federation varsity girls soccer at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue.

LIHUE — Bobby Rapozo, coach for the Kapaa High junior varsity girls soccer team, said the tie breaker will take place Thursday when the Kauai High JV girls meet them at Vidinha Stadium.

“We took today’s match 2-0,” Rapozo said Saturday afternoon following the JV girls’ win over Kauai High. “They beat us 3-2 last week. Today, we took the match so we’re tied for the lead. This will be settled Thursday.”

The JV girls game, the first in the schedule of Kauai Interscholastic Federation soccer games on Saturday at Vidinha Stadium in Lihue, was delayed due to the traffic snarl following an early-morning auto accident on Kaumualii Highway near Halfway Bridge (Knudsen Gap).

In other matches contested at Vidinha Stadium, Tia Fulks scored a goal in each of the halves to lead the Kauai High varsity girls, who were earlier crowned the KIF champions in their division, to a 2-0 edge over the Waimea High School girls. Fulks nailed the first goal in the seventh minute and iced the win on her goal in the 55th minute in the match where no cards or warnings were issued.

The nightcap saw the Kapaa varsity girls build on a 3-0 halftime lead to nail a 5-0 shutout over the Island School girls. Kapaa was led by Kalista Brigante, scoring two goals, and getting help from scores by Hannah Collins-Doijode, who found the net in the 60th minute, Maya Loughead finding the net for the Warriors’ first score in the fourth minute, and Paris Tangelder giving the Warriors its 3-0 bulge with her score that came with less than a minute of play remaining in the half.

The Kapaa boys battled the Island School Voyagers varsity squad to a 0-0 stalemate.

No scores were available for the JV boys match between Kauai High and Waimea.

On Tuesday, the Waimea girls visit Island School for a 4 p.m. varsity matchup.

The Menehune varsity boys visit Island School Wednesday for a 4 p.m. match, and Kapaa will host Kauai to two varsity games starting at 5 p.m. at Vidinha Stadium. The Warrior and Raider girls kick off at 5 p.m. followed by the boys’ match at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, Kapaa and Kauai High’s junior varsity girls play at Vidinha Stadium at 5 p.m., with the Kapaa JV boys taking on Kauai High at 6:45 p.m.

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Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.

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