Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, January 25, 2002


Miranda scores twice
to put Castle in states

Star-Bulletin staff

Castle fell behind early, but rallied for a 3-1 win over Kailua last night at Mililani to advance to the semifinals of the Oahu Interscholastic Association boys soccer playoffs.

Nolan Miranda scored two goals for the Knights, who earned a state tournament berth with the win.

Joining Castle in the OIA semifinals and the state tournament are Mililani, Kaiser and Moanalua.

Mililani, the defending state champion, scored a 4-1 win over Aiea on its home field.

Kaiser, which gave up one goal in the regular season, shut out Radford 6-0.

Moanalua upset Campbell, the second seed in the OIA West, in double overtime. The teams finished regulation and two overtimes tied 1-1. The Menehunes then outshot the Sabers 4-3 in penalty kicks to advance.

The semifinals are set for Tuesday at Mililani. Kaiser faces Moanalua in the first match of the doubleheader at 5:15 p.m. Mililani plays Castle at 7.

Yesterday's losing teams meet in fifth-place bracket games Wednesday at Kailua. Aiea and Kailua meet at 5:15 p.m. Radford takes on Campbell at 7.

At Mililani

Castle 3, Kailua 1
-- Cas: Nolan Miranda 2, Justin Santos. Kail: Mike Sakaba.

Mililani 4, Aiea 1
-- Mil: Justin Kim 2, Whitney Shimatsu, Ceferin Oliva. Aiea: Melvin Jungblut.

At Kaiser

Moanalua 2, Campbell 1
2 OT, 4-3 penalty kicks
Goals -- Cam: Michael Ryman; Moan: Geoffrey Say.

Kaiser 6, Radford 0
-- Kais: Landon Beers 2, Evan Masunaga, Timothy Kroessig, Marcus Franklin, Michael Rivas-Micoud.

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