Molokai Soccer Ends Season Defeated

The Molokai girls’ soccer team lost their last two regular season games last weekend, sending the Baldwin High girls’ soccer team to the MIL Division I state tournament. 

The Baldwin Bears were passing the ball effectively throughout Friday afternoon’s game and kept the Molokai defense on their toes as the beat the Farmers 13-0. 

The Lady Farmer’s goalkeeper stayed busy and made some spectacular saves, which kept the Bears coming back for more. 

Toward the end of the second half, a penalty shot was shot given to the Bears, but missed after it deflected off the top pipe. It was much more of the same on Saturday, as Baldwin stumped the Farmer’s 12-0. Molokai ended their season 0-16-0.

Senior Chelsea Sakamoto, co-captain, said she won’t forget playing soccer for Molokai, and believes that her team learned a lot over the past season.

“I think we improved on our defense over the regular season. I will miss hanging out with people who like the same sport as me,” Sakamoto said.  

Her teammates and classmates, Cammy Manintin, Sharali Dudoit, Lauren Villa and Leila Quiniones also said that they will miss playing soccer with their teammates.

Quininoes, co-captain, also added that she thinks they learned how to attack the offense better.

“I think we improved on covering other people’s positions and became more communicative,” Quiniones said.

Their coach, Jason Keanini, said that he is proud of the way his team played and improved from the beginning of the season.

“You really can’t ask for more from starting from a new team. It’s been a great time for all the freshman and seniors,” Keanini said.

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