Kaleonahe’s hat trick keeps Cougars in the lead

LIHUE — Kaleonahe Bukoski netted a hat trick and Hiilani Bukoski added two goals to lead the Lihue Cougars GU10 to a 7-0 win over Futsal Kauai B GU10 Sunday.

Makani Brun and Kaya Camara added a goal each to keep the Lihue Cougars in the lead of the Kauai Soccer Association fall league standings at 5-0-1 and 16 points.

Keahi GU10, getting two goals from Jasmine Semblante and one from Kailey Ruiz, finished with a 3-1 win over Makani GU10, whose Mia Matsunaga’s goal prevented a shutout.

The Keahi GU10 win puts it in second place for the Girls Under 10 division with a 4-1-1 record and 13 points. Lihue Arsenal White GU10, who suffered a 9-0 loss at the hands of the Futsal Kauai A GU10, is still seeking its first win.

Kaia Caberto, Tory Refamonte and Tierra Washington each netted two goals to lead the Futsal Kauai A GU10.

Kai-Lee Kupihea, Hailey Overmyer, and Akasha Youn each added a score to complete the Futsal Kauai A win.

Futsal Kauai A sits in third place with a 3-0-2 record and 11 points.

Under 8 Boys

Austin Duterte netted three goals at the North Vidinha fields to give the Lihue Arsenal BU8 a 3-1 win over Keahi BU8, who got a goal from Kainoa Silva.

The Arsenal win breaks a deadlock for the standings lead and puts the Arsenal in the driver’s seat at 3-2-1 and 10 points, while Keahi challenges at 2-3-1 and 7 points.

Under 10 Boys

Kai Motley fired off a hat trick, while Tyrus Duran and Tobey Troost each added goals to lead Makani BU10 to a 5-0 win over the Lihue Arsenal BU9.

Under 12 Girls

Jenessa Freitas had two goals on the day, helping lead the Lihue Cougars GU11 to a double-header win.

Freitas was joined by Audrey Yukimura in the first win, a 2-0 shutout of the NS Nation FC GU12, and got help from Mallory Mendez, who scored a goal in the second win, a 2-1 edge over the NS Nation FC GU12, Gabriela Bryan keeping the NS Nation from being shut out.

Under 12 Boys

Mason Hunt had a goal to lead Team Onipaa ’02 Boys BU12 to its 1-0 win, the first of a doubleheader, and Conor Hunt finished with two goals in Team Onipaa’s 2-1 edge over NS Nation FC BU12, Diego Hernandez keeping the NS Nation from being shut out in Game 2.

The doubleheader win keeps Team Onipaa ’02 Boys BU12 with an undefeated 6-0-0 record and 18 points to lead the standings while the NS Nation drops to 2-3-1 and seven points, a tie with Keahi BU12 who took a 6-0 win over the Rush BU12.

Shayden Duldulao and Jasmine Semblante each netted two goals to lead the Keahi BU12 win, Nicholas Semblante and Mia Takekuma scoring a goal each to round out the win.

“The good thing is we only allowed one goal in the entire second half,” said Ron Kosen, coach for the Rush BU12, who is looking for its first win despite the hard work of goalkeeper Conner Kosen and stopper William Andres.

Under 14 Girls

Alexandra Temme netted two goals to lead Team Onipaa GU14 to a 5-1 win over Holoholona Strikers GU14, who got a goal from Kylin Arruda-Sukehira.

Chassidy Cantorna, Sonoi Kawakami and Kalia Shimabukuro added goals for Team Onipaa, who enjoyed its first season win, ending in a tie with the Holoholona Strikers at 1-5-0 and three points.

Vanessa Rubel had the sole goal for the NS Nation FC GU14 in its 1-0 win over the Pohaku GU14 to improve to 4-1-1 and 13 points for the slight lead in the Under 14 Girls division. The Rush GU14, enjoying a bye, is at 4-1-0 for 12 points followed by Pohaku GU14 at 3-1-1 and 10 points in third place.

Under 14 Boys

Samuel Johnson netted a hat trick, Emiliano De La Mora and Gabriel Franklin netted two goals apiece to lead the Rush North BU14 to a 10-0 shutout over Keahi BU14.

April Barnes, Andres Elzaurdia and Aiyannah Walker each added a goal for the Rush North BU14 who remain undefeated at 6-0-0 and 18 points in the standings.

Nico Maione finished with two goals, Nekoa Dryer and Kody Gardner each added goals to lead the Rush BU14 to a 4-1 win over Team Onipaa ’00 Boys BU14, who got its score from Jonathan Hine.

Under 16

Justin Franklin, Clifton Oliver and Jesse Perez Cruz each fired off two goals and Eljay Camat scored to lead the Rush North White BU16 to a 7-1 win over Keahi BU16, Christopher Ishikawa scoring Keahi’s sole goal.

The win keeps the Rush North undefeated with a 4-0-0 record and 12 points, while Keahi is still seeking its first win.

Under 18

Chloe Higa netted two goals, Madison Moore and Janae Souza scored one each to lead the Rush GU18 to a 4-1 win over the Warrior Nation GU18, who got its  goal from Natalie Devin.

With the win, the Rush GU18 improves to a 3-2-0 record and nine points, a tie with the Kauai Sparks GU18, who enjoyed a bye Sunday.

Games continue Sunday at the North Vidinha soccer fields starting at 11 a.m.

• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.


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