Raider boys win, girls fall in KIF soccer opener at Hanapepe

Mike Aldax and Cathy Vitelli – TGI Report

HANAPEPE – Mason Chan and Koji Nakaya each scored goals and Ross Brandeburg had two assists Saturday in Kaua’i’s 2-1 victory over Waimea in the first game of the Kaua’i Interscholastic Federation soccer season at Hanapepe Stadium.

The Raiders’ two goals went unanswered in the second half.

Waimea took a 1-0 lead in the first period on a goal from Tyler Kruse, assisted by Desmond Rodrigues.

But Brandeburg’s speed reinforced the Raiders’ drive in the second half. Twice he beat defenders up the field, and each time it resulted in a Raider goal – the first to Nakaya for the tie and the second to Chan for the game.

Kaua’i goalkeeper Jon Arakaki finished with 5 saves, Waimea’s Curtis Kimura had 10. Overall, the Raiders had 16 shots on goal to Waimea’s 7.

Waimea Varsity Girls

defeat Kaua’i, 1-0

HANAPEPE – Laurese Rosare led the Waimea varsity girls’ soccer team to a 1-0 win over the Kauai Red Raiders Saturday night at Hanapepe Stadium.

The Menehune capitalized on a Red Raider red card late in the second half to score the only goal of the game.

Despite two red cards, Kaua’i took the offensive in yesterday’s match, taking 13 shots on goal to Waimea’s 8. Kaua’i goalie Farren Higley had 8 saves, and in a combined effort, Mallorie Hepa and Faa Taala saved 8 goals for Waimea.

The Red Raiders found the net twice but penalties called each of the goals back.

Waimea jayvee boys

rout Kaua’i, 7-1

HANAPEPE – The Waimea jayvee boys defeated Kaua’i 7-1 Saturday in the first KIF matchup of the season.

Jeffery Kakuda led the Menehune with three goals, Joshua Cabral had two, and Mark Kennett Jr. and Froilan Tyler each had one.

Chad Naganuma scored Kauai’s only goal on a penalty kick.

Kaua’i girls jayvee

defeats Waimea, 6-2

HANAPEPE – The Kaua’i jayvee girls defeated Waimea 6-2 in their first KIF matchup of the season. Leading the Red Raiders in points were Emma Makepa-Foley with three goals and Serria Janson-Dizon, Allison Arakaki and Cory Arashiro each with one goal.

Chasen Sherman scored both of the Menehune goals.


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