Furuta scores 3 to lead Trojans

Mililani's Tia Furuta has scored 16 goals this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
Mililani’s Tia Furuta has scored 16 goals this year. Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell

Mililani remained the unquestioned leader in OIA West girls soccer Friday night with a 3-0 thumping of Campbell at Kauinana Stadium.

Tia Furuta scored three times, including twice in the second half, and the Trojans defense shut Campbell down.

With the win, Mililani improved to 8-0 and left Campbell at 5-2 and in a dogfight with Aiea and Pearl City for second place in the West.

“We did so much better than we did on Tuesday (a 1-0 win over Kapolei),” said Furuta, who now has 16 goals in eight games. “We were way more focused and made some really good passes, and we communicated well.

“Coaches have been telling me this year to calm down and make the plays. Before I used to panic a lot more.”

After turning aside several Sabers chances in the first half, Mililani — which enjoyed a distinct field-position advantage throughout — tightened its defensive clamps in the second half, making it difficult for Campbell to get close to any solid scoring chance.

“We played undefeated teams all in a row — Pearl City, Aiea, Kapolei and Mililani,” Campbell assistant coach Austin Lorenzo said. “Our girls are tired. Take nothing away from Mililani. They are always a good team.”

Furuta made it 1-0 in the 13th minute by blasting home a shot that bounced off Campbell goalkeeper Brittney Ann Copp after a cross from deep on the right wing by Robyn Peiler.

After the halftime break, Furuta headed in Kayla Braunthal’s direct kick that caromed off the foot of teammate Kailana Kaeo in front of the goal for a 2-0 lead in the 46th minute.

Randi Macadangdang did the work for the 3-0 lead in the 67th minute, dribbling in from the right past two defenders. One of the defenders left Furuta open in the middle to try to help help slow down Macadangdang, whose touch pass was redirected easily by Furuta on the ground and into the back of the net.

Goalkeeper Roschel Dizon and fullbacks Kanoe Morihara and Malia Napolean led the defensive charge for the Trojans.

In the first half, Dizon made a diving stop to smother Campbell’s Jaelynn Chargualaf, who had taken a nice feed from Aliani Lorenzo. Dizon also denied the Sabers’ Destiny Souza’s rocket from the left wing.

Copp, the Campbell keeper, also made some big stops, including a point-blank shot by Furuta after a cross from Kaeo, and a low, 25-yarder by Furuta in which Copp had to dive and extend fully to her right.

“Another lesson learned,” Campbell stopper Chardonnay Curran said. “We honestly didn’t bring it here tonight. We didn’t show our best.”

Friday scores:

Varsity boys
Waianae 3, Waipahu 1
Kapolei 13, Aiea 1
Leilehua 4, Nanakuli 0
Pearl City 3, Waialua 0
Mililani 1, Campbell 0
Goal scorers—KAP: Shandon Hopeau 4, Garrison Lee 3, Quinn Thierbach 2, Tanner Ritchey 2, Robert Bootes, Jason Catron. AIEA: Dustin Kawamura. PC: Matthew Cabacungan, Jay Sato, Luke Wyman. Leil: Jean-Marcus Garcia 2, Dancin Ah Quin, Rory Chinen. Wain: Caleb Orian, Jacob Wright, Stanton Spencer. Waip: Isaiah Harris. Mili: Kalahikiola Judd.

Varsity girls
Nanakuli 2, Leilehua 1
Pearl City 9, Waialua 0
Mililani 3, Campbell 0
Waianae 0, Waipahu 0
Aiea 2, Kapolei 0
Goal scorers—NAN: Chevyn Rae Morgan, Kayla Sarmiento. LEI: Aria Aguilar. PC: Randi Fontes 3, Bethany Nazareno 3, Daelenn Tokunaga 2, Nikki Suwa. MIL: Tia Furuta 3. AIEA: Keani Napuunoa, Tiana Ono.

Junior varsity girls
Waipahu 0, Waianae 0
Mililani 4, Campbell 0
Kapolei 7, Aiea 0


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