RED RAIDERS KEEP CONTROL

HANAPEPE —The Kaua’i Red Raider JV ladies continued to demonstrate their control of the soccer field with a trol 4-0 win over Kapa’a.

The Red Raider JV boys, on the other hand, succumbed to penalty kicks in their 3-1 loss to Kapa’a in KIF JV soccer played Wednesday afternoon at the Hanapepe Stadium.

The men’s loss came following Kelsey Gaetjens’ goal from 35 yards out, but a series of penalty kicks for Kapa’a saw the Raiders drop, a parent said of the nightcap. With the loss, the Raiders drop to 1-1-1 while Kapa’a controls the lead at 3-0-1 followed by the Menehune at 0-3.

Coach Kevin Devitt switched his team’s position following a 3-0 halftime lead, and despite several key scoring opportunities, the Kapa’a effort fell short.

“I want them to be able to play all positions,” Coach Kevin Devitt said following their win.

Skye Shimabukuro opened the scorebooks early, taking a goal in the fourth minute. But, the Warrior defense stiffened and held the Raiders until two quick goals by Courtney Wilson at the goalmouth gave the Raiders a 3-0 halftime lead.

Wilson capitalized on the Kapa’a goalie, who misjudged the shot that scored in the 30th minute.

That goal was followed by a followup play of a Shannon Pabo assist as Wilson again bettered the Kapa’a goalie for her second goal in the 33rd minute.

Pabo iced the win with a goal of her own as she capped a sideline breakaway with the goal in the 60th minute.

The Kaua’i and Kapa’a varsity squads meet at Hanapepe Stadium this afternoon starting at 5 p.m. for the girls. The varsity men take the field 20 minutes following completion of the girls’ game.

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