JV boys soccer kicks off season with win


Photo by Deven Aruda

Freshman Samuel Ostermiller navigates away from Baldwin at the first game of the season, which the Warriors won, 4-2.

The junior varsity soccer boys won 4-2 against the Bears on Saturday Nov. 12, as the sun blazed down on the Lahainaluna stadium.

Prior to the start of the first game of the season at 9:30 a.m., both teams did quick drills and prepared for the upcoming game.

The game started with the ball constantly going back and forth across the field. Both teams had the ball for mere moments before it was stolen away, but then the Bears scored the first point of the game.

Freshman Jandon Llego scored the next point, the first point for Kamehameha Maui in this game and the first of five points for the two games played that day, although he did get a yellow card minutes before scoring the point. (Editor’s note: This information has been updated to reflect the name of the athlete as of 11/14/16 11:13 am.)

An hour into the game, Baldwin scored the next point, and a minute later the Warriors also scored again, making the score 2-2.

People in the stands groaned under the heat, and the game became physically more aggressive as players shoved and slid to get the ball.

As time passed the Warriors scored another point and then another making the score 4-2 and ending the game.

“We just got to play our game. We got to calm the game down,” freshman Samuel Ostermiller said,

The Maui Warriors went up 1-0, while Baldwin started the season with a loss.

Baldwin’s Bishop Wickes said, “We were tired because it was our first game, and it’s hot… But we will be ready [for the upcoming games].”

After the first game, the Warriors played again, this time against Nā Aliʻi, and Kamehameha won again, 4-0, and moved up one more notch to 2-0 for the season.