Cram’s foot moves Kapa‘a to state soccer semifinals
WAIPAHU — Joshua Cram scored a goal in the 97th minute to advance the Kapa‘a High School boys soccer team into the semifinals of the Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association Division II boys state soccer championships Thursday afternoon.
The No. 2 seeded Kapa‘a High School team finished regulation play tied with Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, 3-3 and Cram’s goal in the second overtime clinched the victory.
Tanner Henry got Kapa‘a on the scoreboards early, striking in the fourth minute. Michael Alonzo put the Warriors up 2-0 at the half with his goal in the 42nd minute.
But Hawai‘i Prep rebounded during the break, striking with three goals in an eight-minute period, the first coming in the 57th minute when Kepa Police found the net.
Kapa‘a answered the goal when Daniel Alonzo netted the ball at the 63rd minute for the 3-1 lead.
Hawai‘i Prep would not go away, Police, who finished the game with a hat trick (three goals), answered Daniel’s goal with his own at the 67th minute and tied the game at the 70th minute for the 3-3 deadlock, forcing the overtime.
With the win, Kapa‘a advances to the semifinals at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex, facing off against Kalaheo High School, a 4-3 winner over Christian Liberty, Thursday. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m.
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• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or email@example.com.