Jillian Okamoto scored 15 minutes into the second half and Kalani made her goal stand up for a 1-0 victory over Waialua yesterday in the opening round of the Oahu Interscholastic Association Championship girls soccer tournament at Aiea field.
Kalani (5-3-2), which finished fourth in the Eastern Division, advances to a quarterfinal game tonight and a formidable challenge.
The Falcons play Mililani (8-0-1), which has won three straight Western Division championships, at 7 oclock at Mililani.
Kalaheo defeated Leilehua 3-0, Aiea trimmed Moanalua 2-1 and Kailua senior Sarah Takekawa scored a hat trick as the Surfriders rolled over Radford 7-2 in yesterdays other opening-round games.
Kalaheo, Aiea and Kailua advance to todays quarterfinals against teams that earned byes in yesterdays first round by finishing first or second in their divisions. Kalaheo plays at Eastern Division champion Kahuku (9-0-0) at 7 p.m.
Tonights four winners move on to semifinal games at Mililani on Tuesday, and all four qualify for the state tournament Feb. 7-10.
OIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT
Kalani 1, Waialua 0. Kal-Jillian Okamoto.
Aiea 2, Moanalua 1. Aiea-Nadine Manangan, Lynnsey Ho. Moan-Estelle Canincia.
Kalaheo 3, Leilehua 0. Kala-Sara Anglin, Breton Frazer, Tonya McBride.
Kailua 7, Radford 2. Kai-Sarah Takekawa 3, Kelsie Pie, Keona Byers, Rachael Gonzales, Stacy Takekawa. Rad-Julie Carter, Meghan Rivera.
(Division, seed in parentheses)
Kaiser (E2) vs. Aiea (W3), 5:15 p.m.
Mililani (W1) vs. Kalani (E4), 7 p.m.
Pearl City (W2) vs. Kailua (E3), 5:15 p.m.
Kahuku (E1) vs. Kalaheo (E5), 7 p.m.
Junior varsity girls
Last nights results
Mililani 3, Kailua 0
Pearl City 3, Kahuku 0 (Kahukus first defeat)
4 p.m. today
Pearl City (W2) at Mililani (W1)
Interscholastic League of Honolulu
Punahou 8, Damien 0. Pun-Sean Akamine 2, Christopher Chandler 2, Thomas Jencks 1, Liam Gray 1, Blake Kitamura 1, Marcus Asahina 1.
Kamehameha 1, Pac-Five 0. Kam-Gabriel Chan
St. Louis 3, Mid-Pacific 2. StL-Haaheo Bento 2, Keisuke Yasuda 1. MPI-Eric Carter, Kyle Kawatomari.
Kealakehe advances: The girls from Kealakehe, the new high school in Kona, defeated Konawaena, the old-timer in Kona, 1-0, in a shootout yesterday to advance to Saturdays semifinals of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Girls Tournament.
Kealakehes boys also advanced as did Waiakeas girls and Hawaii Preps boys. Yesterdays winners meet the first two seeded teams based on regular-season results.
Hilos boys and Hawaii Preps girls won the regular-season championship and state tournament berths. Two other state berths will be determined in the tournament.
Big Island Interscholastic Federation Championship Tournaments
at Waiakea 5, , St. Joseph 0
Kealakehe 1, at Konawaena 0 (shootout)
Waiakea at No. 2 Hilo, 2 p.m.
Kealakehe at No. 1 Hawaii Prep, 3 p.m.
at Kealakehe 3, Waiakea 0
at Hawaii Prep 2, Honokaa 1
Kealakehe at No. 2 St. Joseph, 3 p.m.
Hawaii Prep at No. 1 Hilo, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 31
Baldwin 3, Seabury Hall 0: Kawika Kahui scored two goals and the unbeaten Bears won despite playing the last 50 minutes with 10 players.
Baldwin improved to 7-0-0 and can clinch the Maui Interscholastic League championship Saturday by beating defending champion King Kekaulike (5-1-1). A tie would keep Na Alii alive.
Kahui scored 17 minutes, 30 seconds into yesterdays game at Ke¯p¬olani Park.Artie Ferreira added a penalty kick in the 54th minute and Kahui scored again in the 66th minute.
One of Baldwins top players was given a red card for dissent and was ejected about 30 minutes into the game.
Baldwin 3, Seabury 0: Bal Kawika Kahui 2, Artie Ferreira.
King Kekaulike 5, Maui 1 (Tuesday).
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