No. 1 seed Punahou will attempt to go back-to-back in boys soccer

Punahou forward Liam Nichols-Shipley deflected an attack by 'Iolani midfielder Micah Kim-Bustillos during the first half of the 2019 HHSAA Division I boys soccer final last year won by the Buffanblu. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Defending state champion Punahou is the No. 1 seed as it goes for back-to-back state titles for the fourth time since 2006 in the Queen’s Medical Center/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships beginning Monday.

Since Mililani won four in a row from 2001-04, Punahou is the only team to repeat as state champion but hasn’t won three straight during the span. The Buffanblu have won seven of the last 15 titles overall and will open their tournament next Thursday against the winner between Kaiser and Hilo.

OIA champion Kapolei will make its 12th consecutive appearance in the state tournament but has yet to raise a trophy. The Hurricanes are the No. 2 seed.


BIIF champion Waiakea, making its second state appearance since 2012, is the No. 3 seed, followed by MIL champion King Kekaulike as the No. 4 seed.

Na Alii is in the tournament for a fourth consecutive season.


Mililani which owns the longest active streak of consecutive state appearances at 13, will opens its tournament Monday at Kamehameha-Maui. Kalani hosts Pearl City and Kalaheo will visit ‘Iolani in two first-round games held on Oahu.


The seeded teams in Division II, which begins its tournament next Thursday, are No. 1 Kapaa, No. 2 Hawaii Prep, No. 3 Pac-Five and No. 4 Aiea.

The complete schedules are below.

Division I

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Feb. 10Hilo vs. KaiserKais, 2-0Hilo Bayfront
2Feb. 10Pearl City vs. KalaniKaln, 6-1Kalani
3Feb. 10KS-Maui vs. MililaniMil, 2-0KS-Maui
4Feb. 10'Iolani vs. KalaheoKalh, 1-0 (4-3 PKs)'Iolani
5Feb. 13(4) King Kekaulike vs. KalaniKaln, 4-0Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
6Feb. 13(3) Waiakea vs. KalaheoWaik, 2-1 (OT)Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
7Feb. 13(2) Kapolei vs. MililaniMil, 1-0Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
8Feb. 13(1) Punahou vs. KaiserPun, 4-1Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
9*Feb. 14Kaiser vs. King KekaulikeKais, 4-3Waipio
10*Feb. 14Kapolei vs. KalaheoKapo, 3-0Waipio
11Feb. 14Mililani vs. WaiakeaMil, 3-2Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
12Feb. 14Punahou vs. KalaniPun, 2-1Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
13*Feb. 15Kaiser vs. KapoleiKais, 2-0Waipio
14*Feb. 15Kalani vs. WaiakeaWaik, 5-4Waipio
15Feb. 15Mililani vs. PunahouPun, 3-2Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
* — consolation

Division II

Match #DateMatchupTime/ScoresSite
1Feb. 13(1) Kapaa vs. Makua LaniKapa, 3-1Waipio
2Feb. 13(4) Aiea vs. Seabury HallSH, 5-1Waipio
3Feb. 13(2) Hawaii Prep vs. WaipahuHPA, 4-0Waipio
4Feb. 13(3) Pac-Five vs. KS-HawaiiKSH, 1-0Waipio
5*Feb. 14Makua Lanai vs. AieaML, 5-2Waipio
6*Feb. 14Waipahu vs. Pac-FiveP5, 3-1Waipio
7Feb. 14Hawaii Prep vs. KS-HawaiiHPA, 1-0Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
8Feb. 14Kapaa vs. Seabury HallKapa, 3-0Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
9*Feb. 15Makua Lani vs. Pac-FiveTie, 0-0Waipio
10*Feb. 15Seabury Hall vs. KS-HawaiiKSH, 4-0Waipio
11Feb. 15Kapaa vs. Hawaii PrepHPA, 2-0Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
* — consolation

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