Flooding, lightning don’t dim spirits

The weather controls everything, but not the Kaua‘i Pride under-14 girls soccer team, who managed to squeeze in a few games despite the bad weather on April 1-2 at the Kirk Banks Tournament on O‘ahu.

“Unfortunately the games were cancelled due to lightning and flooding, but we arranged a few games at alternate fields,” Pride coach Cindy Crain said.

The team upended Kona in their first match, 2-0, thanks to goals by Laurie Anne Tamayo and Larissa Crain.

On April 2, the Pride continued their hot streak with a 2-1 victory over Mililani.

Crain and and Tamayo notched the scores once again.

In a half game a few hours later, Kaua‘i managed a 1-0 triumph over Kona.

Sierra Mayer got into the scoring spree with a goal.

“Of course, the goals don’t tell all, there were great assists, excellent support, tough defensive moves, and outstanding saves in all games,” Crain said.

The tournament was comprised of top players from six different teams.

Kaua‘i Pride members include Takara Kunioka, Kyara Bunao, Shealyn Sugai, Dayna Fujii, Sierra Mayer, Christen Wilson, Tatiana Alvarado, Jamie Kimura, Tamayo, Crain, Codi-Rei Pezario, Kichiri Rodrick, Tonia Gamarra, Katelyn Kaona, and Cassie Bunao.

Sonny Kaona and Cindy Crain coached the squad.

• Duane Shimogawa Jr., sports editor, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 257) or kauaisports@kauaipubco.com.

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