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Waiakea boys shock Honokaa


Honokaa coach Maurice Miranda didn’t enjoy watching Waiakea celebrate on the Dragons’ home field, but he could appreciate it.

The Warriors piled on top of each other Saturday after edging Honokaa 2-1 for their best Big Island Interscholastic Federation boys soccer victory spanning the past two seasons.

“They were on a mission and we have a target on our back,” Miranda said after the Dragons (6-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season. “I would have done the same thing. Good for them.”

The match was scoreless at halftime, but Max Adolph and Hajime Hajano came through with goals for Waiakea, which went through a rebuilding season last year but now finds itself 6-2 and in the thick of the race to host a Division I semifinal.

“Credit Waiakea; they played really hard and never quit,” Miranda said. “They played very physical against us.”

Tony Connors accounted for Honokaa’s goal, and Miranda said Seanry Agbayani hit a crossbar with a shot that could have tied the match.

“A back-and-forth match, but I though we had more shots,” Miranda said.

Christian Liberty 6, Hawaii Prep 2: Sequoya Kerr moved to striker to play alongside his brother Nakaiya Kerr, and each netted hat tricks as host Christian Liberty picked up an impressive victory in Division II.

“A pretty thing to watch,” Canefire coach Troy Rimel said of the brother combination. “I think it was our most compete game of the season.”

It was the fourth hat trick of the year for Nakaiya Kerr and the first for Sequoya Kerr, who also assisted on two scores for Christian Liberty (5-1).

With the Kerr brothers working up top, Louis Moylan fell back to sweeper but still managed an assist.

Kama Hurwitz and Austin Schneider scored for Ka Makani (4-2-2), who have lost two straight.

Kamehameha 8, Parker 0: At Paiea Field in Keaau, Conrad Salazar, Dominik Pajimola and Koa Thompson each scored twice as the Warriors (3-2-4) ended a two-match losing streak.

Ric Moke-Rabang and Pono Brown also notched goals for Kamehameha, while Sean Miday and Jonah Knell shared in the shutout against the Bulls (0-8-1).

Kealakehe 4, Ka’u 1: Nick Shores, Ariel Lima and Ari Mench each found the back of the net in Pahala, and Laukoa Santos converted on a penalty kick as the Waveriders improved to 8-0.

David Pilette scored a goal for the Trojans (3-8).

Keaau 3, Kohala 0: Richard Kanakaole, Ivan Akana and Justin Quesada scored goals to lead the host Cougars (3-5-1).

Austin Salvador-Racoma found the back of the net for the Cowboys (2-9).

Konawaena at Hawaii Academy of Arts &Science: A score was not reported by the host Na Naia.

Makua Lani at Hilo: The match was postponed because a transportation issue. A makeup date hasn’t yet been announced.


Hawaii Prep 9, East-Pac 0: Marlie Mandaguit netted two goals and seven other Ka Makani scored as visiting HPA won to remain in command of Division II.

Kaui Taylor, Emma Taylor, Rowan Kotner, Nanea Tavares, Jordan Grainger and Gabbie Ewing also scored, and Ka Makani (6-0-1) took advantage of an own goal.

Goalkeepers Morgan Monahan and Taimane Kamaka shared in the shutout against East-Pac (2-5).

Kealakehe 12, Ka’u 0: Behind two goals apiece by Sophia Benacquista, Lexi Cuaresma and Kiana Fudala, the Waveriders (4-1-3) rolled in Pahala.

The Trojans fell to 0-9.

Keaau 7, Kohala 0: Melana Avid-Pauole’s hat trick and two goals by Tiani Tianio in Keaau vaulted the Cougars.

Mahea Kakazu and Tori Tianio also scored for Keaau (3-3-1), while Savannah Hester and Tori Tianio each played goalkeeper against the Trojans (1-8).

Waiakea at Honokaa: The score was not available at press time.

Makua Lani at Hilo: The match was postponed because a transportation issue. A makeup date hasn’t yet been announced.


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