LIHUE – Teams have struggled to score on the relentless defense of the Kaua’i Red Raider Girls Soccer Team, which has allowed just one goal in its 4 KIF matches thus far.
Kapa’a felt that efficacy after Saturday’s matchup at Vidinha Stadium, where Amber Santos scored twice to lead the Red Raiders to a 2-0 shut out over the Warriors.
The win caps the second round of KIF play for the Raiders, now at 3-1. The Warriors fall to 1-3.
Santos scored her first point on a penalty shot early in the first half and followed up with a second point on a breakaway run in the second half.
Despite 8 shot attempts, Kapa’a was unable to penetrate the Raider defense and failed to capitalize on 4 penalty shots.
Red Raider goalie Ashton Pigao’s six saves facilitated the shut out. She has become a primary reason the Raider Girls have continued to keep the KIF from finding the net this season.
Raider boys stay undefeated
with 2-1 win over Warriors
LIHUE – The Kaua’i Red Raider Boys finish the second round of KIF play undefeated following a 2-1 win over the Kapa’a Warriors Saturday at Vidinha Stadium.
Raiders Chris Colacino and Mason Chan paced the Raiders offense, each finding the net once to ensure the victory.
The Raiders led 1-0 at the half after Colacino outran Kapa’a defenders and found the net with a near post shot, assisted by Mason Chan.
The Warriors answered early in the second half with a blast from far beyond the box from Kapa’a defender Waika Oliver to tie the score 1-1.
Oliver, in proving to be one of the top defensive players in the KIF, helped to stifle the Raider attack. But the Raiders found a way to score in the end.
Mason Chan sealed the 2-1 victory for the Raider’s after he followed a missed penalty shot with a goal late in the second half.
Despite 10 shot attempts, and 12 saves from goalie Rick Roderick, the Warriors were unable to post their first win of the season and finish the second round of KIF play at 0-4.
JV GAMES – The Kapa’a Jayvee Girls tied the Kaua’i Red Raiders 1-1 Saturday at Vidinha Stadium.
Lauren Baptiste scored the only point for the Warriors and Windsor Flynnsor scored the lone Red Raider point.
The boys Jayvee game also ended in a 1-1 tie.
Luke Brower scored the only point for the Warriors who led 1-0 until the final moments of the match.
With seconds to go, Brett Netzer sealed the tie for the Raiders with a point assisted by Agu Garcia.