HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER
ILH rivals to meet in D-II final
They play as a pack, and they even scout like one.
Division II Girls State Soccer
At Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium
» Mid-Pacific 1, Roosevelt 0
» Pac-Five 4, Campbell 0
» Kapaa 2, Hawaii Prep 1
» Christian Liberty 1, St. Anthony 0
» Mid-Pacific vs. Pac-Five, 6 p.m., Main Stadium
» Roosevelt vs. Campbell, 2 p.m., Main Stadium
» Kapaa vs. Christian Liberty, 4 p.m., Field 10
» Waialua vs. Honokaa, 4 p.m., Field 9
The Pac-Five Wolfpack, using superior speed and mental notes from a recent team outing, rolled over Campbell 4-0 last night in the semifinals of the Division II Meadow Gold/HHSAA Girls Soccer State Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium.
Ashley Medcalf, one of only four seniors on the Pac-Five roster, led the way with two goals. Last week, the Wolfpack (5-5-2) watched Campbell beat Roosevelt in the Oahu Interscholastic Association White championship game.
"We got an idea of what their strengths and weaknesses are," said Medcalf, a 5-foot-10 midfielder. "We just came ready to play. We've been ready all season."
Coach Eddie Wong's squad, the Interscholastic League of Honolulu D-II champion, will face league rival Mid-Pacific for the championship today at 6 p.m.
In their two regular-season matchups, Pac-Five won once and the teams tied in the other game.
The 'Pack chose to stay on the perimeter against Campbell, one of the biggest teams in the tourney. "Campbell gives you the outside," Pac-Five assistant coach Dave Barker said. "They don't mark you, and we like to play the outside. Roosevelt tried to play (inside) against Campbell. If you try to play a physical game with Campbell, you'll lose."
Campbell (11-2-2) will face Roosevelt in the third-place game today.
Medcalf, a three-sport standout from Christian Academy, scored at the 5-minute mark as the Wolfpack made use of their fleet feet.
Five minutes later, freshman Samantha Hyde scored to give Pac-Five a quick 2-0 lead.
Campbell, which did not have a shot on goal all game, struggled offensively. Meanwhile, Medcalf added her second goal at the 44-minute mark, and another freshman, Nicole Craig, scored at the 69-minute mark for the final margin of victory.
In all, Pac-Five had 21 shots.
Mid-Pacific 1, Roosevelt 0
Senior midfielder Miya Quinn scored at the 91-minute mark to give the Owls (6-7-1) a hard-earned double-overtime win over the Rough Riders (13-2-2) in the other Division II semifinal.
Quinn scored two of her team's three goals in an overtime win over Kapaa on Thursday.
Her performance overshadowed a gritty effort by Roosevelt goalkeeper Joy Nakahara. The sophomore amassed 12 saves.
Mid-Pac outshot Roosevelt 16-3, a one-sided statistic they may not match today against Pac-Five.
"We tied them the first time, then we lost the second time, but I actually thought we played better in the loss," MPI coach Dave Pai said. "They're a good team with a lot of quality players and a lot of speed. We're hoping that the third time's a charm."
The Owls will probably rely on their speed again. "Chris (Takamoto) and Ashley (Medcalf) are very strong," Pai said of Pac-Five's midfielders. "I think they know we like to play in the corners."