Kauai High sophomore striker Kehela Ventura stands atop the leaderboard in high school girls’ Division II scoring statewide, notching 24 goals for the 9-3-0 Red Raiders.
Kapaa’s Brianna Binder is right behind Ventura with 22 goals for the Kauai Interscholastic Federation champs (11-1-0), and the next-closest DII player is Emi Higgins from Hawaii Preparatory Academy with 14. Kapaa’s only loss came when Ventura erupted for one of her four-goal performances.
In fact, six KIF snipers are included in the state’s DII top 12, and nine in the top 20, according to scoringlive.com.
Warriors Kaisha Davis-Caberto is fourth with 14 goals, followed by teammate Natalie Devin (13), who is tied for fifth. Aiyanah Walker and Talia Washington are tied for 10th with eight goals each, and Island School’s co-captain Lola Temme with seven goals is tied for 13th in D2. Kapaa’s April Barnes and Kauai’s Kayla Kawamura are tied for 18th place statewide with five goals each.
On the boys side, with two games left for each KIF team, including today’s pivotal game featuring Waimea (6-1-3) at Island School (5-3-2), Waimea’s Carl Mecham is third-best among all D2 scorers statewide with eight goals. Tops in DII is Kailua’s Ripley Quebral with 13 goals.
Conor Hunt of Island School is tied for eighth with five goals, and Kapaa’s Tutearii Tuturu and Waimea’s Isaiah Duldulao are in a seven-way tie for 10th with four goals each. Maka Bailey of Kauai High is tied for 17th with three goals.
The KIF season ends with all the boys teams in action Saturday. The girls season has already concluded.