Maya Hagiwara’s 3 goals pushes Kamehameha into semis

Kamehameha's Maya Hagiwara recorded a hat trick against Mililani. Photo by Nick Abramo/Star-Advertiser.

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 Anuhea Aluli‘s shot. The second came on a through ball from Leila Kahoano. The third was on a cross from D’awncey Jones-Black.

“Individually, it very big because I’ve been working on my confidence and those goals proved I can do something,” Hagiwara said. “Teamwise, the girls played such nice balls to me and I was there to finish.”

Warriors coach Missy Moore said it was a game-time decision to move Hagiwara to the front line. She took the spot vacated when Caili Cain went down with an injury in the 1-0 ILH championship game victory over ‘Iolani.

Moore’s Kamehameha squad, which is a two-time defending league champ, is aiming for a first state title since 2014 and a ninth state championship overall. The Warriors play MIL champion and fourth-seeded King Kekaulike in the semifinals Friday night.

“We have a shot,” Hagiwara said. “We’re talking about giving 300 percent. That’s 100 percent each in body, mind and spirit.”

Hagiwara had some other postgame fun with math. Listed at 5 feet on the roster, she said she’s 5-0 or 5-1.

“It depends on the day,” she said. “Sometimes I’m taller, sometimes I’m not.”

Another Kamehameha striker, the speedy Kalia Kalua, talked about what Hagiwara means to the team.

“Maya’s a hard worker, no matter where she goes,” Kalua said. “She will do whatever she can to put the ball in the net or pass it to the outside and that’s what we need. She’s positive and brings up the team a lot and really helps us.

“(The win) was awesome,” Kalua continued. “We all want it and we’re working as a team to get it.”

HHSAA D-I Tournament

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Jan. 28Hilo vs. MililaniMil, 2-0Hilo
2Jan. 28Pearl City vs. KapoleiPC, 5-0Kapolei
3Jan. 28KS-Maui vs. CampbellCamp, 1-0KS-Maui
4Jan. 28Moanalua vs. 'IolaniIol, 3-0'Iolani
5Jan. 31(4) King Kekaulike vs. Pearl CityKK, 3-2 (PKs)Waipio
6Jan. 31(3) Konawaena vs. 'IolaniKona, 2-1 (5-4 PKs)Waipio
7Jan. 31(2) Aiea vs. CampbellCamp, 2-0Waipio
8Jan. 31(1) Kamehameha vs. MililaniKSK, 3-0Waipio
9*Feb. 1Pearl City vs. MililaniMil, 3-2 (PKs)Waipio
10*Feb. 1'Iolani vs. AieaIol, 3-1Waipio
11Feb. 1Konawaena vs. CampbellCamp, 3-0Waipio
12Feb. 1King Kekaulike vs. KamehamehaKSK, 6-0Waipio
13*Feb. 2Mililani vs. 'IolaniIol, 4-1Waipio
14*Feb. 2Konawaena vs. King KekaulikeKona, 1-0Waipio
15Feb. 2Campbell vs. KamehamehaKSK, 1-0Waipio
* — consolation

HHSAA D-II Tournament

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Jan. 30Sacred Hearts vs. LeilehuaSHA, 1-0 (OT)Waipio
2Jan. 30Seabury Hall vs. KapaaKapa, 3-2Waipio
3Jan. 30Waianae vs. Makua LaniML, 1-0 (OT)Waipio
4Jan. 30Hawaii Prep vs. WaialuaHPA, 8-0Waipio
5*Jan. 31Leilehua vs. Seabury HallSH, 3-0Waipio
6*Jan. 31Waianae vs. WaialuaWain, 1-0 (PKs)Waipio
7Jan. 31(1) KS-Hawaii vs. Sacred HeartsKSH, 1-0Waipio
8Jan. 31(4) Kalaheo vs. KapaaKapa, 1-0Waipio
9Jan. 31(2) Kauai vs. Makua LaniKauai, 8-0Waipio
10Jan. 31(3) Pac-Five vs. Hawaii PrepHPA, 3-0Waipio
11*Feb. 1Sacred Hearts vs. KalaheoKalh, 5-1Waipio
12*Feb. 1Makua Lani vs. Pac-FiveP5, 5-0Waipio
13Feb. 1Kauai vs. Hawaii PrepHPA, 3-0Waipio
14Feb. 1KS-Hawaii vs. KapaaKSH, 2-0Waipio
15*Feb. 2Sacred Hearts vs. WaianaeSH, 6-0Waipio
16*Feb. 2Kalaheo vs. Pac-FiveP5, 5-0Waipio
17*Feb. 2Kauai vs. KapaaKauai, 4-1Waipio
18Feb. 2Hawaii Prep vs. KS-HawaiiHPA, 4-0Waipio
* — consolation


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