No. 3 seed Kapaa High School’s varsity girls soccer team lost to Mid-Pacific Institute of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu on penalty kicks, 2-1 (4-3 penalty kicks), on Friday during the Outrigger Resorts Girls Soccer State Championships — Division II tournament.
“It was 1-1 (after regulation and extra time). Mid-Pac scored in the first half, then we scored off a penalty kick in the second,” said Kapaa head coach Kevin Cram in a phone interview following the game at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on Oahu.
He said sophomore forward Kaisha Davis-Caberto converted the PK for Kapaa.
“They’re a good team. We had an opportunity to watch them yesterday and watch their style of play,” Cram said. “We knew that defensive marking would be key. The girls did that and were able to frustrate the other team.”
“Regardless of the outcome, there’s nothing to be upset about. There is nothing for them to hang their heads about. Just looking for the positive,” he added. “There’s only three seniors on this squad. Everyone else is returning. That bodes well for the coming years. “
Kapaa will play PAC-5, also of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu, for third place at 1 p.m. today.
“It will be similar to what we saw today. They’re a good team,” Cram said about the third-place match. “It will probably be a little more relaxed game and an opportunity for the girls to gain more experience.”
Prior to Friday’s game, Kapaa beat Kamehameha Schools — Hawaii of the Big Island, 1-0, in extra time on Thursday. Davis-Caberto scored the golden goal for the Warriors at the 86th minute.
– Kauai High School’s varsity girls beat Waialua of the Oahu Interscholastic Association, 3-0, Friday in Honolulu.
“Today was pretty good. Kids came out and they were pretty pumped up,” said Kauai head coach Kevin Devitt in a phone interview following Friday’s game. “The conditions were terrible. The fields were muddy, but they did pretty well with passing.”
He said senior forward Caitlyn Cantorna scored two goals and junior winger Caley Caires scored one during Friday’s match.
With the win, the Red Raiders will play Kamehameha Schools — Hawaii at 3 p.m. today for fifth place.
“We played in the preseason. We did pretty well against them. Hopefully, we’ll continue that,” Devitt said. “They look pretty healthy. We have a few injuries, but hopefully we’ll be OK.”
Earlier in the tournament, Kauai lost to No. 1 seed Hawaii Prep of the Big Island, 1-0, on Thursday and defeated Nanakuli of Oahu, 8-0, on Wednesday.