Red Raiders take two over Warriors

LIHUE — The Kauai High School boys soccer team took victories in the boys junior varsity and varsity contests Wednesday night over Kapaa High School’s teams at Vidinha Stadium.

Michael DeWitt found the net for Kapaa early in the second half to give Kapaa a 1-0 lead in the varsity contest, thrilling fans braving the chilly winds with his bullet from about 30 yards out.

Kauai answered when Rhylen Yadao went the other way to rifle a shot past the Kapaa goalkeeper who was later switched out to the forward wing position. Shane Takeuchi broke the deadlock on his goal that held the Red Raiders, 2-1, despite the flurry of late-game scoring efforts by the Warriors.

The physical play saw cards being issued to Kauai’s Branden Costa-Pereira and Michael Dressler and Kapaa’s DeWitt for Unsporting Behavior.

Jonathan Hine scored twice to lead the JV Raiders to a 3-1 win over Kapaa in the opener.

Nakela Snyder got an assist from Sage Ioanna to break into the score books in the final minute before the half before Hine answered in the 55th minute to deadlock the match.

Daniel Leonard added a score in the 59th minute to give Kauai the go-ahead in the match where Masiah Bautista was issued a card for Unsporting Behavior.

Kapaa next travels to Hanapepe Stadium on Saturday to end the Kauai Interscholastic Federation soccer season against the Waimea Menehune, whose varsity team earned its second straight KIF title following its 1-0 win over Island School on Wednesday. The JV boys take the field at 10 a.m. followed by the varsity boys matching up at 11:45 a.m.

Kauai varsity boys travel to the Island School field for a single game starting at 10 a.m.


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