Boys Soccer Sweeps Kihei, Girls Basketball Headed to States
With their first season in over 20 years coming to a close, the Molokai High School (MHS) Boys Soccer team took on Kihei Charter. The re-match also coincided with senior day for the boys.
In Friday’s game, Matthew McGuire found the back of the net early, notching a 1-0 lead for Molokai, which they would hold through the second half, securing the first win of the season. The victory was the first for the MHS Boys Soccer team since 1999, according to reports on social media.
In Saturday’s game. Molokai emerged victorious with a final score of 4-1. The game’s scoring action began in the first half with Braeden Cabael-Kaahanui finding the net, giving Molokai an early lead of 1-0. Shortly after, Luca Emhof extended Molokai’s advantage to 2-0.
However, Kihei Charter responded as Noa Fleming scored, narrowing the margin to 2-1. Molokai then solidified their lead with Manu Yamashita scoring another goal, bringing the margin to 3-1 before halftime. In the second half, Kahuiali’i Pali Pahupu scored, ultimately securing Molokai’s victory with a final score of 4-1, solidifying Molokai’s historic victory.
Girls Basketball was in action playing for the Maui Interscholastic League DII tournament. After a 61-5 route of Hana, the girls secured a place in the final and a berth to the state tournament. The girls ultimately lost 29-26 to the Lani in a closely contested tournament final. They will compete for the state title on Feb. 6-9.
Molokai Swimming will participate in the MIL Swimming Championships next Friday and Saturday at Kihei Aquatic Center, with Head Coach Amanda Scala and her staff and swimmers ready for action.