Girls soccer dominates Seabury Spartans


Photo by Jaylin Kekiwi

Senior Marley Duncan fights for the ball during the game against the Seabury Hall Spartans on Nov. 26. The Warriors won with a score of 7-0.

The lady Warriors have done it again.

November 26, 2013, marked the beginning of the Maui Interscholastic League soccer season, and the girls team brought their game, finishing their first meet with a 7-0 win over the Seabury Hall Spartans.

The top scorer of the game was senior and team captain Lily Higashino, scoring two goals in both halves of the game. Next was sophomore Quinn Williams with two goals, and senior Marley Duncan scored one goal.

“I think everyone did really well,” Duncan said. “We were a little nervous at first because it was our first game [of the MIL season], but we pulled through.”

Head Coach Steve Mau thought the girls were “shaky, but only for a moment.”

“When they got into the flow of things, there were times that they really meshed as a team,” Coach Mau said.

He said that shaping up into a team would be one of the things that the girls would have to work on as the season progressed.

“Soccer is a team sport, and everyone knows each other, but they’ve only been playing together a short time,” he said.

Williams agreed, saying that you need to “trust your team to play well.”

Captain Hayden Takahashi said that, since it’s a new season, seeing the team grow and progress is one of the things she’s looking forward to the days ahead.

“I want to see how we all gel together, especially for the game against King Kekaulike,” she said.

King Kekaulike’s Nā Aliʻi is believed to be the main competitors for the Warriors, along with the Baldwin High School Bears.

Support the Warriors at their next game, when they play the Bears, Dec. 7 at home. The game starts at 7 p.m.