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Posted on: Sunday, January 28, 2001

Punahou girls capture ILH soccer crown, 8-0

Advertiser Staff

Eight players — including the goalkeeper — scored goals as Punahou’s girls thundered to the Interscholastic League of Honolulu girls soccer championship yesterday by swamping St. Francis 8-0 at Punahou.

Pearl City’s Daniel Park (7) gets a kick past a Kailua defender.

Cory Lum • The Honolulu Advertiser

The other two teams in contention were eliminated when Kamehameha broke from a 1-1 halftime tie to whip
Iolani 4-1 at Mid-Pacific.

The ILH season ends Tuesday and Punahou (9-0-2) has 29 championship points (3 per victory, 1 per tie). Iolani (7-2-2) plays Punahou in its final game but has 23 points and cannot catch up. Neither can Kamehameha (7-0-4, 25 points) even though it is unbeaten.

The Buffanblu, kept informed of the Kamehameha-Iolani score by cell phone, knew before their game started that Iolani had lost and the title was theirs with a victory. They wasted no time securing it, scoring three times in the first 13 minutes.

After freshman goalkeeper Alison Lipsher was moved to forward and scored her first career goal for 8-0, coach Jorge Barbosa ordered his players not to shoot for the last 11 minutes of the game.

ILH boys: Defending champion Iolani moved into a first place tie with Punahou yesterday, defeating Pac-Five 1-0 while Punahou was tied by Kamehameha 1-1.

Iolani (6-0-2) and Punahou (6-1-2) each have 20 championship points. Kamehameha (5-2-2) has 17. In the final week of the season, Iolani plays both Punahou and Kamehameha within three days, Feb. 5-7.

Both goals in the game at Punahou came off corner kicks.

Kamehameha scored in the opening minute of the second half when Noeau Camarillo took a corner from Chad Imhoff-Sills, drove in low and flicked it in.

Punahou tied the score in the 22nd minute. Kyle Kagihara played in a corner to Charles Rania, whose good header was blocked. A long scramble in front of the goal ensued and Stephen Carlson poked the ball in.

The rest of the game was frantic, but neither team could break the tie.

Girls varsity

Kamehameha 4, Iolani 1. Kam-Krystalynn Ontai, Gabby Badua, Lehua Wood, Kaleinani Titcomb. Iol-Lauran Dignam.

Punahou 8, St. Francis 0. Pun-Kaily Lam, LesliAnn Kikuchi, Charlene Lui, Adria Campbell, Shaina Sonobe, Lindsay Yuh, Pippa Macdonald, Allison Lipsher.

Pac-Five 2, Mid-Pacific 0. Pac-Five-Jessica Choy, Riki Kimura.

Boys varsity

Iolani 1, Pac-Five 0. Iol- Mike Terry.

Punahou 1, Kamehameha 1. Pun-Stephen Carlson. Kam-Noeau Camarillo.

Mid-Pacific 3, Damien 1. MPI-Chris Adaniya, Richard Higa, Brandon Taoka. Dam-Lokahi Bounds.


Boys tournament: It will be all Western Division at the Oahu Interscholastic Association boys soccer championship tournament semifinals Wednesday at Mililani High.

Western Division teams won all four quarterfinal games yesterday, knocking the Eastern Division’s best into the consolation bracket.

Campbell, the fourth seed in the West, beat East champion Castle 1-0 in a penalty-kick tiebreaker.

Aiea, third seed in the West, whipped East runner-up Kalani 4-0.

Unbeaten Western champion Pearl City racked up Kailua 6-2 and West runner-up Mililani put down Radford 4-1. Radford, sixth seed in the West, had eliminated Kalaheo, the East’s No. 3 seed, in the opening round on Friday.

Yesterday’s four winners all qualified for the state tournament at Aloha Stadium Feb. 14-17. The losers will fight in the consolation bracket for the OIA’s fifth state berth.

The only close game yesterday was at Castle, where the Sabers made four penalty kicks to the Knights’ two in the tiebreaker after the teams went scoreless through 100 minutes of regulation and two overtimes.

Aiea’s Ben Villaflor, Pearl City’s Robert Shinn and Daniel Sanchez and Mililani’s Jarrett Razon, a 2000 all-stater, and Blaine Murakami each scored two goals yesterday.

Pearl City (10-0-0) was ahead 6-0 and had cleared its bench before Kailua scored in the 62nd minute.

"It was a clash of styles," Charger coach Scott Keopuhiwa said. "They put pressure on us because of their style of play and it forced our kids to do things they’re not used to but we were fortunate enough to come away with six goals."

OIA Championship Tournament

Boys varsity

First round

Kailua 2, Leilehua 0

Aiea 2, Roosevelt 0

Campbell 2, Kaiser 1

Radford 3, Kalaheo 2


Yesterday’s Results

At Pearl City

Aiea 4 , Kalani 0. Aiea-Benji Villaflor 2, Skip Saito, Jarvis Uehara.

Pearl City 6, Kailua 2. PC-Robert Shinn 2, Daniel Sanchez 2, Daniel Park, Aaron Venable. Kai-Stan Drapesa, Joey Shaffer.

At Castle

Mililani 4, Radford 1. Mil-Jarrett Razon 2, Blaine Murakami 2. Rad-Daniel Gundersrud.

Campbell 1 Castle 0. (2 overtimes, penalty kicks). Camp PKs-Kenji Lee, Michael Ryman, Taisei Lee, Chris Kita. Cast PKs-Blaine Fujimoto, Darryl Tangonan.

Consolation semifinals

Tuesday at Kailua

Kalani (6-2-3) vs. Kailua (7-3-2) , 5:15 p.m.

Radford (5-6) vs. Castle (7-3-1), 7 p.m.

Championship semifinals

Wednesday at Mililani

Pearl City (10-0-0) vs. Aiea (9-2-0), 5:15 p.m.

Mililani (8-1-1) vs. Campbell (8-2-1), 7 p.m.

Third and fifth place

Friday at Kailua

Third place, 5:15 p.m.

Fifth place, 7 p.m. (winner gets state berth)


Saturday at Pearl City

Semifinal winners, 7:30 p.m.

Admission for all games: $5 general admission; $3 for qualified students.

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