HAWAII GROWN: Halvorsen beats No. 2 UNC – VIDEO

Santa Clara freshman Kaile Halvorsen, right, stole the ball from a defender and scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win to beat No. 2 North Carolina on Friday. Photo courtesy Santa Clara Athletics/Don Jedlovec

Santa Clara freshman Kaile Halvorsen, the 2017 Star-Advertiser girls soccer player of the year from Kaiser, scored her first collegiate goal in the 62nd minute to beat No. 2 North Carolina 1-0 on Friday.

Halvorsen, a 5-foot-6 forward, stole the ball from a defender just outside of the box and beat the keeper near post for the goal to knock off the Tar Heels.

The goal gave Santa Clara a win over its highest ranked opponent since a 1-0 double overtime win over No. 2 Stanford in the NCAA tournament in 2016.

The Broncos are 6-1 for the season after beating Notre Dame 3-2 on Sunday. Last week they were ranked No. 12. This week’s rankings will be updated on Tuesday.

Halvorsen has played in all seven games and made one start.

Video of the goal is below courtesy of Santa Clara’s athletics website.


  1. Coach Roy September 12, 2018 7:24 am

    So proud of you Kaile!
    You not only make Kaiser High School proud being an alumni but the whole state of Hawaii.
    Whenever a local player does well on the mainland you make the whole state of Hawaii proud! All your hard work and sacrifices are paying off, keep up the great work! What a way to start your college career!
    Coach Roy

  2. dave September 12, 2018 3:06 pm


  3. 89DC September 22, 2018 4:19 am

    Alumnus actually

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