TThe OIA may own the postseason, but the ILH has the edge in the preseason.
Oahu’s private school league won the Oahu Interleague Showcase at Kapolei on Saturday, winning four matches to the OIA’s two with two ties.
Last year the tournament came down to the final match, but this time the ILH clinched at least a tie when Punahou beat Kalani 2-1 and took the edge in the next-to-last match when Iolani beat Kalani 2-1.
Kapolei and Mid-Pacific played the last match of the tournament. The Owls will have one day to rest before starting the ILH season at Kamehameha.
No single team rolled through the tournament, but Punahou came through as the only unbeaten with a win over Kalani and two ties.
The Falcons, who reached the state final against Mililani last year, were the only winless team, getting shut out by Mid-Pacific 2-0 and losing 2-1 to Punahou and Iolani.
Although it got shut out by Kapolei on the second day, Iolani had the most impressive showing with a 6-0 destruction of defending state champion Mililani.
The Trojans bounced back to beat Mid-Pacific 1-0.
Charger girls look tough
Pearl City won the annual Castle-Leilehua Girls Tournament on Saturday, having its way with Roosevelt for a 7-0 win in the final.
Castle took third place with a 1-0 win over Moanalua and Mililani earned the consolation championship with a 1-0 win over Kaiser in penalty kicks.
Kamehameha girls score 8 in opener
Brooke Ramos scored three goals and Kamehameha opened its season with an 8-0 win over Mid-Pacific on Saturday.
Kapuamakamae Gomera-Stevens scored twice and Leah Feato, D’awncey Jones-Black and Tatum Kauka each scored once.
Punahou opened with a 6-0 win over Sacred Hearts behind two goals from Layla Santos and Iolani overcame Pac-Five 5-1 behind a hat trick by Shantel Torres-Benito.