KAPA‘A — The Waimea Lady Menehune junior varsity soccer team used a late goal from Holly Ka‘iakapu to grab a 1-0 win over the Kapa‘a Lady Warriors, Thursday night at the New Kapa‘a Town Park.
Though Kapa‘a controlled much of the possession in both halves, Waimea took advantage of its best opportunity — a free kick from Caylee Yamamoto that was deflected by Kayhla Cachero-Ramos and finished off by Ka‘iakapu — for the game’s only score in the 57th minute.
Kapa‘a had chances throughout and kept play mostly in its offensive zone for much of the match.
Early in the second half, Kapa‘a’s Coral Green took a free kick that Chloe Fredericksen made a run at on the outside. She came up just short of reaching it in time for a shot and the goalie managed to snag the ball first.
Later in the half, Fredericksen had an opportunity when a corner kick got loose in the box and found her foot, but the shot ended up wide left.
Kapa‘a’s final opportunity came when Fredericksen made a cross from the right side that Taylor Ochoa managed to gather at the top of the box, but the Waimea defense quickly closed in and her shot attempt was not put on net.
Waimea’s girls JV squad will be off until Dec. 26 when it will play Kaua‘i at 11:45 a.m. at Vidinha Stadium.
Kapa‘a will play Kaua‘i at 11:45 a.m., Saturday at Kapa‘a Stadium.
In the boys JV action, Devan Banasihan-Kenney scored both goals for Waimea in its 2-1 win over Kapa‘a.
Banasihan-Kenney got the scoring started in the eighth minute and added the game-winner in the 55th minute.
Kapa‘a’s Dylan Devin brought it back to a one-goal margin in the 62nd minute, but the Warriors would be unable to find the equalizer.
Waimea boys JV will play Kaua‘i at 10 a.m. on Dec. 26 at Vidinha Stadium.
Kapa‘a will Kaua‘i at 10 a.m., Saturday at Kapa‘a Stadium.