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Malia Brost fuels Hawaii Prep’s sixth state title

By Nick Abramo on February 2, 2019

Soccer fans on the Big Island already knew what Malia Brost could do. That’s why they were yelling, “Curve it, curve it in,” when Brost lined up for a free kick in the first half at an extremely bad angle. Brost placed the ball about five yards from the end line and about 10 yards from the flag in the deep right corner. Sure enough, she did what the fans were calling for. She left-footed a bender into the top […]

Crisp Kamehameha accelerates into state final

By Nick Abramo on February 1, 2019

Coach Missy Moore has been here before. Her Kamehameha Warriors of 2019 have not. We’re talking about the Division I final of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships. It’s Saturday night at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. The Warriors got there by dispatching fourth-seeded and MIL champion King Kekaulike with a convincing 6-0 semifinal victory Friday night. One more win, on Saturday against an upstart Campbell squad, will give ILH champion and top-seeded Kamehameha its ninth state championship […]

Campbell girls inch closer to soccer history

By Nick Abramo on February 1, 2019

Campbell can make soccer history with one more win. The Sabers defeated Konawaena 3-0 in the Division I semifinals of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships on Friday night at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. One more test awaits for the unseeded Sabers — against ILH champion and top-seeded Kamehameha — on Saturday night. It will be Campbell’s first appearance in a state title game. The Sabers have had some success at the league level, winning the OIA D-I […]

Maya Hagiwara’s 3 goals pushes Kamehameha into semis

By Nick Abramo on January 31, 2019

Maya Hagiwara had a night to remember Thursday. Normally an attacking midfielder, Hagiwara was moved to center forward and netted three second-half goals to lead Kamehameha to a 3-0 victory over Mililani in the Division I quarterfinals of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. Neither team budged in the first half. In the second, the ILH champion and top-seeded Warriors (11-2) took control. Hagiwara’s first goal, the game-winner, came on a rebound of […]

Blas leads Konawaena to seismic upset of ‘Iolani

By Nick Abramo on January 31, 2019

Konawaena pulled off a seismic upset of ‘Iolani in the Division I quarterfinals of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships on Thursday at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. The Wildcats survived, 2-1, after regulation and two overtimes, thanks to a 5-4 advantage on penalty kicks to vanquish the two-time defending champion Raiders. Kyanah Blas‘ fingertip save of Sasha Asselbaye‘s hard shot in the second overtime kept her team in it, and then Blas made a big stop on […]

Hawaii Prep earns No. 1 seed in state boys soccer

By Billy Hull on January 30, 2019

Hawaii Prep drew the top seed in Division I in The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships. It’s the first time a school from outside Oahu has been awarded the top spot. Brackets were released Wednesday night. Ka Makani shared the title with Baldwin last year after a scoreless draw. The Bears are unseeded after losing the MIL to King Kekaulike and would meet Hawaii Prep for the rematch in the semifinals should both teams advance. The MIL champions […]

Punahou wins ILH title with convincing win over ‘Iolani

By Nick Abramo on January 29, 2019

A rout is rare in the Punahou vs. ‘Iolani boys soccer rivalry, but that’s what happened Tuesday at the Buffanbu’s rainy field. Punahou (9-1-2) rolled to a 4-1 victory to capture its second straight ILH Division I championship and third in four years. The Buffanblu are hoping this success translates to the upcoming D-I state tournament. They’re gearing for a fight, especially since last year’s exit was an early one. At the end in 2018, two Neighbor Island teams — […]

STATE GIRLS SOCCER DAY 1: Pearl City romps

By Billy Hull on January 28, 2019

Five different Chargers scored goals as Pearl City romped Kapolei 5-0 to open the first day of The Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships on Monday. Both Oahu teams that traveled off island were victorious as Mililani knocked off Hilo 2-0 and Campbell shut out Kamehameha-Maui 1-0. Two-time defending state champion ‘Iolani handled Moanalua 3-0 at the Raiders’ field. The OIA runner-up Chargers (11-2-1) led 1-0 at halftime on a goal from Jasmine Herodies and added four second-half goals […]