Soccer roundup: Waimea girls get first win

LIHUE — Waimea High School girls notched its first victory and the Kauai High School girls and the Kapaa High School boys preserved their undefeated records Saturday.

Playing at the Island School soccer complex, the Menehune ladies got its goal from forward Jourdan Correa in its 1-0 win over the Voyagers.

Following the girls’ first win of the KIF season, the Waimea boys got a net from Isaiah Duldulao in its 1-0 win to complete the sweep at the Island School campus.

Joni Hashizume netted a goal in the 21st minute to lead the Kauai girls to its 1-0 edge over Kapaa in a strong defensive matchup, Kapaa’s Eryka Keoho anchoring the Warrior defense against the efforts of Kauai’s Wailana Gandeza, Hashizume and Caitlyn Cantorna.

The Kapaa boys outran the Kauai defense as Daniel Alonzo fired off a goal in the ninth minute and Kai Harrison came from the deep right side to net a goal in the 38th minute for its 2-1 edge over Kauai.

The physical, defensive game saw a yellow card issued to Kauai’s Shane Ogata for violent play.

Kaioli Bessert got the costly goal for Kauai in the 64th minute after colliding with Kapaa goalkeeper Austin Carvalho-Toloai when the ball rolled into the net on Carvalho-Toloai’s recovery efforts. Bessert left the game on the shake up.

Earlier in the day, the Kauai junior varsity girls remained undefeated and unscored on as Aleigha “Red” Scovel and Macy Tamura scored nets in its 2-0 win over Kapaa.

Kauai and Kapaa junior varsity boys battled to a 0-0 stalemate.

Kauai next hosts Waimea, Wednesday at Vidinha Stadium, the varsity girls starting at 5 p.m. followed by the boys at 7 p.m. Kapaa travels to Island School where the varsity girls start at 2 p.m. followed by the boys at 4 p.m.

Greg Gonsalves, the Kapaa athletic director, said there will be a schedule change for Jan. 18 where Island School will move its games against Kauai to Jan. 20 when the girls will start at 10 a.m. followed by the boys starting at noon.


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