LIHU‘E — Two of the three girls soccer teams representing the Kauai Interscholastic Federation will be on the field, Wednesday when The Queen’s Medical Center Hawaii High School Athletic Association Division 2 girls soccer state championships get under way at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on Oahu.
Kauai High School, with an 11-0-0 record as the KIF champions, earned the No. 2 seed in the Division 2 championship tournament and will enjoy a bye until the Thursday quarterfinals when they face the winner of a matchup between Nanakuli and Waianae high schools.
Top seed in Division 2 belongs to Hawaii Preparatory Academy who take the field with an 11-1-0 record, and a history of winning the Division 2 crown for the past six years starting in 2014. Ka Makani will also be on the field, Thursday to face the winner of the Wednesday contest between Sacred Hearts and the Waimea Menehune.
The Menehune is the third KIF team in the tournament, earning its berth with an earlier 4-1 win over the Honoka‘a Dragons of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation for the final berth in the field. Waimea enters the field with a 2-6-3 record after finishing third in the KIF.
Kapa‘a Warrior wahine, under coach Andrea Alfiler and a 7-4-1 record, will open its bid for the Division 2 crown, Wednesday at 3 p.m. against Seabury Hall of the Maui Interscholastic League. If successful in their opening match, Kapaa will advance to face the tournament’s No. 4 seed Kalaheo High School, Thursday.
Mid Pacific Institute, a three-peat winner of the Division 2 crown starting in 2011, earns the No. 3 seed and will be in action, Thursday during the quarterfinals.
Other schools participating the Division 2 field include Kamehameha-Hawaii and Radford High School.
The Division 2 championship game is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex.
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