Girls Soccer: Warriors at it again, defeat Sabers


Photo by Jaylin Kekiwi

Lily Higashino dribbles during the Warriors’ game against the Maui High Sabers on Dec. 28. The Warriors won with a final score of 3-0.

PUKALAN I-The girls soccer team isn’t giving up their winning streak soon.

The lady Warriors were once again victorious on Saturday, Dec. 29, at Kanaʻiaupuni Stadium during their game against the Maui High School Sabers. The score was 3-0.

The girls played after the boys team, and the stands were full of holiday spectators, including many alumni who came home on break from college.

“It was nice to see so many people up there and supporting us,” senior and co-captain Lily Higashino said.

For the first half, the game was played evenly on both teams’ ends.

“That was one of the main challenges [of tonight],” Head Coach Steven Mau said. “[The Sabers] came out strong and we were a little too jumpy at first.”

With ten minutes to spare in the first half, sophomore Quinn Williams was the first to score. She had two goals to her name, with the second coming barely three minutes later.

The final goal was scored by freshman Leialoha Medeiros within ten minutes of the second half. The Warriors then had the task of keeping the Sabers away from the goal, something achieved by the several saves that senior goal keeper Hayden Takahashi made.

“The girls are getting better with every game,” Coach Mau said.

According to Coach Mau, the only things the girls still have to work on are “little.”

“It’s things like basic dynamics,” he said. “They have everything else pretty much down.”

Higashino agreed, saying that the girls “just need to communicate more with each other.”

Support the girls at their next game at Keōpūolani Park, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m.