Friday, February 19, 1999
Moanalua beats MililaniStar-Bulletin staff
on a shootout to advance to
the boys' state semifinal
WAILUKU -- Mililani's perfect season came to a dramatic end last night as the top-seeded Trojans fell to Oahu Interscholastic Association rival Moanalua in an Outrigger Hotels/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Boys' State Soccer Tournament game decided in a penalty-kick shoot-out.
The Menehunes outscored the Trojans, 4-2, at War Memorial Stadium to hand Mililani its first defeat of the year. Moanalua and Mililani had played to a scoreless tie during the regular season.
The victory puts Moanalua (11-3-1) in today's 5:30 p.m. semifinal against Pearl City (12-2). The Chargers upset fourth-seeded Waiakea, 4-2, yesterday.
In other quarterfinal games yesterday, No. 2 seed Punahou edged Hilo, 2-1, and third-seeded Baldwin shutout Castle, 2-0.
In a consolation game, Iolani outlasted Waimea, 4-3.
Moanalua 1, Mililani 0 (PK): The teams were in a scoreless deadlock after two overtimes. In the shootout, Steven Birgado, Ian Yoneshige, Kenji Treschuk and Liko Kruse all were successful against Mililani goalie Andrew Brown, who was unscored upon in 12 previous matches.
Penalty kicks: Moanalua 4, Mililani 2
Penalty kick scorers--Moa: Steven Birgado, Ian Yoneshige, Kenji Treschuk, Liko Kruse. Mili: Kyle Fukuchi, Kurt Kagawa.
Punahou 2, Hilo 1: Michael Semenza scored on a penalty kick in the 68th minute to break a 1-1 tie and lift the Buffanblu (11-1-2) over the Vikings (12-4-1).
Goal scorers--Hilo: Kumu Belcher (9:57). Pun: Jeffrey Muns (24:19), Michael Semenza (68:00) PK.
Pearl City 4, Waiakea 2: Kristopher Knight scored twice for the Chargers (12-2) in surprising the Warriors (12-3-1).
Zach Sharrett scored both of Waiakea's goals. Robert Shinn broke a 2-2 tie to give Pearl City the lead for good in the 65th minute.
Goal scorers--Pearl City: Kristopher Knight (15:02). Waiakea: Zach Sharrett (17:20). Waiakea: Zach Sharrett (30:05). Pearl City: Kristopher Knight (34:50). Pearl City: Robert Shinn (64:52). Pearl City: Own goal (78:30).
Baldwin 2, Castle 0: Andrew Ponce and Nio van der Lee each scored for the Bears (12-0-1) against the Knights (11-3).
Goal scorers--Baldwin: Andrew Ponce (21:45). Baldwin: Nio van der Lee (79:58).
Iolani 4, Waimea 3: In a consolation game, the Raiders (13-3-2) got goals from four different players to top the Menehunes (5-2-4). Archie Achura scored two goals for Waimea.
Goal scorers--Iol: Matt Alices, Travis Teruya, Justin Teruya, Regan O'Neill. Wai: Archie Achuara Jr. 2, Leroy Emery.