WAILUKU -- Defending champion Punahou will go for its 15th state boys' soccer title tonight when the Buffanblu take on Pearl City at 7:30 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium.
Pearl City in
Yesterday, Charles Rania's goal in the 16th minute gave the Buffanblu (12-2) a 1-0 win over third-seeded Baldwin (12-1-1) in the second semifinal of the Outrigger Hotels/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Boys' Soccer Tournament.
In the first semifinal, Pearl City shut out Moanalua, 4-0.
The Menehunes (11-3-1) will meet the Bears for third place at 5:30 p.m. Pearl City takes on Aiea for fifth place at 3:30 p.m., while Hilo and Iolani met for the consolation title at 1:30 p.m.
Pearl City 4, Moanalua 0: Kristopher Knight scored the Chargers' first and last goal, sandwiching a pair of scores by teammate Gerard Horn. Knight now has five goals for the tournament.
Goal scorers--PC: Kristopher Knight (25:50), Gerard Horn (45:00), Gerard Horn (48:35), Kristopher Knight (53:33).
Aiea 2, Hawaii Prep 1: Na Alii (11-5) spotted Na Kamakani (12-4-2) an early goal before rallying for the victory. Sean Sprinkle's score in the final minute of regulation broke a 1-1 deadlock.
Goal scorers--HP: Joey Przygodzinski (2:00). Aiea: Michael Omiya (17:00). Aiea: Sean Sprinkle (79:00).
Mililani 6, Waiakea 1: The top-seeded Trojans (12-1-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season by blitzing the fourth-seeded Warriors (12-2-1)
Jarrett Razon scored two goals as Mililani took a 4-0 lead. Jeremy Van Kralingen put Waiakea on the scoreboard in the 61st minute; it was the first goal scored on Mililani keeper Andrew Brown in 14 games.
Goal scorers--Mil: Kyle Fukuchi (12:20). Mil: Jarrett Razon (21:30). Mil: Jarrett Razon (31:00) Mil: Noah Rolf (35:20) Wai: Jeremy Van Kralingen (61:00). Mil: Kahi Hernandez (69:00). Mil: Brandon Baniaga.
Hilo 1, Castle 0: Aaron Auna scored for the Vikings (12-4-1) against the Knights (10-4).
Goal scorer--Hilo: Aaron Auna.