Soccer not slight on dangerous scorers

Mililani's Kalahikiola Judd has proven to be one of Oahu's most dangerous scorers on an elite team. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser
Mililani’s Kalahikiola Judd has proven to be one of Oahu’s most dangerous scorers on an elite team. Jamm Aquino / Star-Advertiser

Waianae’s Stanton Spencer and Mililani’s Kalahikiola Judd both have scored nine goals this year.

But that is where the similarity ends for the elite scorers.

Judd, who has played two more games than Spencer, has the freedom of being surrounded by the talent that Hawaii’s Soccer Capitol can afford.


Spencer, a standout in football, is about all Waianae has on the attack.

Spencer has scored more than half of the team’s goals. Spencer has dented the net nine times in five games, while his teammates have scored just 16 times. The 3-2 Surfriders have benefited from his one-man-show, giving up only 10 goals in five games with the extra man in the back.

Six of Spencer’s nine goals came in a 6-1 win over Waianae.

Judd has scored 28 percent of his team’s goals.

Kailua’s Naia Graham, who tied the state record for longest field goal on the football field, is the leading scorer on Oahu with 16 goals in six games, exactly half of his team’s output. He passed Moanalua’s Tyler Morton with a five-goal explosion against Kaimuki, the third time this season Graham has victimized an opponent for five goals.

Kaiser held him to one goal while Kalani shut him out in the season opener.

Here are the players who have scored the highest percentage of his team’s goals this year:


Stanton Spencer, Waianae, 56
Naia Graham, Kailua, 50
Keola Norton, Kamehameha, 45
Shandon Hopeau, Kapolei, 44
Takahiro Kosins, Kalani, 42
Jhonah Felipe, Kalaheo, 42
Tyler Morton, Moanalua, 39
Guhn Park, Roosevelt, 36
Zachary Trevorrow, Pac-Five, 35
Aaron Russ, Radford, 33
Isaiah Harris, Waipahu, 33

Kamehameha’s Keola Norton is particularly impressive on that list, as the ILH plays more of a defensive game and spreads it around. Zachary Trevorrow of Pac-Five is the league’s leading scorer with six goals in seven games, 11 OIA players have as many goals as he does.

The girls on Oahu have only eight player who score at least a third of their team’s goals, compared to 11 for the boys.

The list is headed by the ultimate weapon, though, in Waipahu’s Alysha Somera. Somera has only scored six goals this year, but her teammates on the struggling Marauders (2-4-2) have only scored twice. That gives her 75 percent of her team’s goals. Waipahu is undefeated when Somera scores, going 2-0-1 with an impressive tie against Kapolei, and winless at 0-4-1 when she doesn’t put the biscuit in the basket.

Kaimaile Aluli and Maila Aluli have combined to score 56 percent of Kahuku’s goals this season, with Kaimaile scoring 15 and Maila tallying seven.

Tia Furuta of Mililani is Oahu’s top female scorer with 16 goals in the Trojans’ eight games. She passed Moanalua’s Hoku Afong on Friday when she had a hat trick against Campbell a day after Moanalua was shut out by Castle. Afong has 14 goals, also slipping behind Kamaile Aluli. Kai Hasegawa of Kaiser and Sara Olanda of Aiea are next with 12 goals each, Kalani’s Tori Chinen has scored 11 times and Pearl City’s Daelynn Tokunaga is the only other girl in double figures with 10 goals.

Here are the players who have scored the highest percentage of his team’s goals this year:


Alysha Somera, Waipahu, 75
Tia Furuta, Mililani, 42
Tori Chinen, Kalani, 41
Helena Ankien, Kailua, 40
Hoku Afong, Moanalua, 39
Kamaile Aluli, Kahuku, 38
Kai Hasegawa, Kaiser, 34
Caitlin Tatemichi, Roosevelt, 33

As with the boys, there are no ILh girls on that list. The top scorer in that league is Iolani’s Kristen Hori, who has 10 goals for 26 percent of her team’s output. Kayla Watanabe of Mid-Pacific (24 percent) and Kaile Halvorson of Punahou (22 percent) are the other go-to girls in the defensive minded league.

COMMENTS

  1. Back in Black January 12, 2015 6:31 am

    As of 01/08/15, Tori Chinen of Kalani has 11 goals.


  2. Jerry Campany January 12, 2015 7:07 am

    Thanks, I overlooked her in the paragraph probably because she is d2.


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