Kaulana Ruedy, Mikala Fernandez and Anathena Tuppein scored two goals apiece Wednesday night to power Konawaena to a 9-0 victory against Makua Lani in a Big Island Interscholastic Federation girls soccer match in Kealakekua.
With their fifth straight victory, the Wildcats (7-1-2) moved from fourth to second in the Division I standings and retained their designs on the top spot heading to the final day of the regular season. Konawaena needs a win Saturday at Waiakea and a Hilo loss at Hawaii Preparatory Academy to secure the outright regular-season championship and the accompanying automatic berth to the Hawaii High School Athletic Association tournament. Regardless of how the Vikings fare, the Wildcats can earn a home match in the Jan. 29 BIIF semifinals by beating the Warriors (7-2-1).
Nikki Kunitomo, Kyla Turpin and Keliya Kimitete-Pias rounded out the goal-scorers for the Wildcats on Wednesday. Goalkeeper Taiana Tolleson blanked the Lions (2-8).
Honokaa at HPA
The match was postponed after heavy rain in Waimea and rescheduled for 4 p.m. today.
Waiakea 9, Hawaii Academy of Arts &Science 0
Hajime Hayano bagged a hat trick in Pahoa as the Warriors ended a three-match winless streak.
Michael Scott and Tyler Kerr each scored twice and Ryder Oshiro and Ty Yamamoto also had goals for Waiakea (7-4-2), which moved into third place in Division I, two points ahead of Konawaena (6-2-2). The Wildcats and Warriors play Saturday in Hilo.
Waiakea’s Chris Wung and Zachary Tahara both played in net against Na Naia (0-12).
Parker at Christian Liberty
The score was not available at press time.
Makua Lani at Konawaena
The match was postponed after heavy rain in Kealakekua and rescheduled for 6 p.m. today.
Hilo 65, Kohala 31
Sparked by balanced scoring from Aliyah Pana (12 points), Alexis Pana (11) and Chailey Cabalis (10), the Vikings won a basketball game at home against the Cowgirls to improve to 9-1.
Brittany Shimono scored nine points for Kohala (6-4), who have lost three straight.
Hilo won the JV game 49-10.
By Stephens Media Hawaii sources