JV boys soccer maintains win streak

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JV boys soccer maintains win streak

Sophomore Aikalaokekainalu Chappell keeps the ball under control from the Lunas. The jv boys gained their third consecutive win with a 4-0 rout of the Lunas.

Sophomore Aikalaokekainalu Chappell keeps the ball under control from the Lunas. The jv boys gained their third consecutive win with a 4-0 rout of the Lunas.

Photo by Aaron Veincent

Sophomore Aikalaokekainalu Chappell keeps the ball under control from the Lunas. The jv boys gained their third consecutive win with a 4-0 rout of the Lunas.

Photo by Aaron Veincent

Photo by Aaron Veincent

Sophomore Aikalaokekainalu Chappell keeps the ball under control from the Lunas. The jv boys gained their third consecutive win with a 4-0 rout of the Lunas.

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The junior varsity soccer boys showed improvement and continued their win streak (4-0), scoring 4-0 against Lahainaluna on Saturday, Nov. 19.

“The first half, we had to get our game at the end and find our rhythm,” freshman Samuel Ostermiller said.

Although the game didn’t begin like the boys wanted it to, they quickly corrected that. The Warriors brought more aggression and ball control near the end of the first half.

Although the Lunas also brought the pressure, the Warriors controlled the field.

During the first half sophomore Aikalaokekainalu Chappell scored the first goal of the game, with another by sophomore Dayne Kubo following quickly.

Halftime had Kamehameha leading 2-0 against Lahainaluna.

Following halftime and a switch of sides, the Warriors fell back into the bad habits of early on in the first half.

Losing the tight ball control they had the Warriors, found themselves playing defensively more than they would have liked to.

But once again, they corrected and applied the pressure they had previously, and Ostermiller scored one more goal.

The boys reduced their dribbling and began playing the field more with smooth passes to one another, but had were denied on multiple shots.

“The [Lunas’] keeper was really good. We had trouble with him,” Ostermiller said

Freshman Dylan Nakagawa agreed, saying that the keeper “saved a lot of the shots that were fired.”

To end the game, sophomore Chappell scored the last goal to solidify the win of 4-0.

Following the game against the Lunas, the boys took on Baldwin High School for the second time of the season, winning 4-0 once again to continue the streak.

The Warriors are leading in the Maui Interscholastic League going into next week’s final games.

They have two more games left, both to be played on Saturday, Nov. 26, one at 8 a.m. against King Kekaulike High School, and one at 11 a.m. against Lahainaluna High School. Both games are being played at Maui High School.

Although the jv season is coming to an end, the boys are not done with soccer. Head Coach Jayson Nakasone said that “the season is just beginning because they’re all varsity too.” Meaning that the boys will be brought up to compete as part of the varsity team when the junior varsity season ends.