Girls Soccer: Kalani girls start strong

Kylie Kimura and Tori Chinen each had hat tricks and the Kalani girls soccer team opened its season with a 12-0 win over Kaimuki.

Daysha-Ann Solidum and Nicole Nakamura added two goals each while Stephanie Chung and Samantha Churchill scored once apiece.

The Falcons haven’t been to the state tournament since 2010, when they went to the OIA championship game and won two games in the big show.

In other OIA Red East action on opening day, Hoku Afong scored twice to lead Moanalua over Kailua 4-0 and Kai Hasegawa had two goals in defending OIA East champ Kaiser’s 5-0 win over Kalaheo. McKinley beat Farrington 2-1 behind goals by Meghan Ababa and Kiana Lambert and Roosevelt rose up to play to a 1-1 draw with Castle. Heylin Bernath scored for the Rough Riders and Jewels Oliguiano scored for the Knights.

Kamehameha opened defense of its state championship with a 9-0 win over St. Francis with eight different girls scoring. Tia Kinilau led the way with two goals and Jade Manoe, Kapua Gomera-Stevens, Kylie Minamishin, Casey Thompson, Mikaila Cravalho-Meyers, Cami Keliinui and Brooke Ramos all scored for the Warriors.

Punahou was equally impressive in a 7-0 win over Sacred Hearts, with Kaylin Fukuji and True Dydasco each scoring twice. Shay Nakahira, Lindsey Hodel and Tessa Barbosa also scored.

The Buffanblu visit Kamehameha on Saturday at 4 p.m.


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