Castle, Mililani advanceBy Cindy Luis
to OIA boys soccer final
One goal is all you need to win a soccer match. One goal was all Castle and Mililani each got to advance to Saturday's Oahu Interscholastic Association Boys' Soccer Tournament final.
The Knights and the Trojans, winners of their respective divisions during the regular season, held on for 1-0 victories in last night's semifinals in the wind and rain at Mililani.
East champ Castle (10-1-0) survived against Pearl City (9-2-0), while West champ Mililani (10-0-1) edged Aiea (9-3).
The Knights meet the Trojans Saturday at Pearl City at 8 p.m.
In last night's consolation play at Kaiser, Kalaheo beat Kaiser and Moanalua topped Kailua by 3-0 scores. The Mustangs and the Menehunes meet at 4 p.m. at Castle Saturday for fifth place; Pearl City and Aiea play for third at 4 p.m. at Kailua.
The top five teams advance to the state championship in two weeks.
Castle 1, Pearl City 0: Jon Eveland's shot from about 18 feet slipped through the hands and then legs of Pearl City goalkeeper Michael King for what proved to be the game-winner midway through the first half.
"It was a tough loss," said Charger coach Frank Baumholtz. "But our kids showed a lot of heart. They played together. They dominated. They just couldn't score."
It wasn't from lack of chances.
Pearl City was on the attack for most of the second half, including taking six corner shots and two indirect penalty kicks during the final 15 minutes. Dino Olegario had one of his breakaway shots hit the left post and Kristopher Knight saw his potential game-tying kick rise just over the fingertips of Castle goalie Kealii Kuehu and over the crossbar.
"This is a good win for us because the West is so dominant," said Castle coach Mike Tsai. "I think the great equalizer was the (muddy) field."
It will be the Knights' first appearance in the OIA title game in Tsai's five years as coach.
Mililani 1, Aiea 0: The Trojans advanced to their third title game in five years under coach Jeff Yamamoto via a left-footed goal by Ian Hasegawa 27 minutes into the first half.
Hasegawa beat two defenders down the left side of the field and fired a shot into the right corner past Aiea goalie Brendan Tottori.
Na Alii, who lost to Mililani, 2-0, earlier in the season, had several chances to tie it but couldn't capitalize on a penalty shot by Michael Omiya.
Jayson Ikeda also had a free kick from about 35 yards out tipped away by Trojan goalie Andrew Brown, who hasn't been scored upon this season.
"Neither team could get control," said Yamamoto. "Both teams were just hammering away. I didn't feel like we started playing our game until the end of the second half."
Aiea was without its captain, Ben Villaflor, who is sitting out a two-game suspension. He will also miss Saturday's game but will be available for the state tournament.
Kaimuki overcame a seven-point deficit after three quarters to defeat Aiea, 54-47, in overtime in Oahu Interscholastic Association boys' basketball action last night.
Justin Faimealelei scored all 10 of his points during the Bulldogs' (7-3) fourth-quarter comeback.
David Tautofi scored six points in the extra period to help Kaimuki notch the win over Na Alii (5-6).
Aiea 11 9 12 10 5--47 Kaimuki 15 4 6 17 12--33Aiea: Shanoah Ahsing 0, Adrien Williams 12, Shane Tam 0, Michael Pearce 5, Keoni Demello-Hopkins 8, Johnathan Mosqueta 11, Elia Tautua 0, Daniel Poyer 11.
Kaimuki: Fred Kaluna 2, Marvin Moore 10, Darrell Tautofi 10, Chris Kamakeeaina 0, Matt Sione 0, William Miava 8, Tyrone Taufaga 2, David Tautofi 12, Matt Faga 0, Justin Faimealelei 10.
Roosevelt 46, Waipahu 41: At Kaimuki, three Rough Riders (7-3) combined to score the final six points of the game to steal a playoff win from the Marauders (6-5).
Seine McKisson led all scorers with 16.
Roosevelt 11 19 6 10--46 Waipahu 12 15 10 4--41Roosevelt: Adrian Mols 2, Sein Mckissen 16, Sam Lozano 11, Maulia LaBarre 0, Van Dorsey 6, Justin Kubo 0, Keola Stitzel 9, Kala Koki 0, Douglas Williams 2.
Waipahu: Christopher Duke 0, Quinton Canencia 7, Arnold Orpilla 0, Vernon Tailele 6, Creserlie Pasion 12, Jerome Williams 7, Eugene Adduro 6, Darrell Moore 0, Clint Fludd 2, Feeunai Folomua 1.
Nanakuli 47, Kahuku 46: At Nanakuli, Mafua Mafua scored five of his 12 points in the final period to lead a Golden Hawks (8-3) comeback against the Red Raiders (5-5).
Nanakuli trailed, 41-36, after three quarters, but Mafua's 10-foot jumper with 2:30 to play put them ahead, 44-43.
After Kahuku regained the lead, Kevin Calleon hit a 3-pointer with 1:43 to go to give Nanakuli a 47-46 lead, one they would not relinquish.
Kahuku 16 11 14 5--46 Nanakuli 12 12 12 11--47Kahuku: Hiram Peters 5, Taliloa Marasco 7, Aaron Francisco 3, Alapati Ware 8, Loma Olevao 2, Omni Casey 0, Jon Smith 8, Tavao Tupola 3, Bristol Olomua 10.
Nanakuli: Kevin Kwan 11, Silas Ah Sui 8, Mafua Mafua 12, Louis Mafua 5, Herman Asinsin 0, Joseph Lewis 0, Samson Luavasa 0, Kevin Calleon 11.
Castle defeats Radford: At Nanakuli, the Knights (7-3) beat the Rams (6-5), but no score or details were reported.