JV girls soccer wrap up end of season


Photo by Kimani Fernandez-Roy

Freshman Kana Mateaki of Kamehameha Schools Maui dribbles down the field in a 4-1 victory over the Sabers of Maui High Saturday, Nov. 19. Spectators filled the bleachers and enjoyed a long and entertaining battle between the teams.

Both the Kamehameha Schools Maui and Maui High School Sabers junior varsity girls soccer teams played through wind, rain, and the blazing sun in a match Saturday, Nov. 16. The Warriors came out with a 4-1 win over the Sabers and looking forward to their final game today against Baldwin High School.

Warrior head coach Brandon Kotter said, “We play strong collective soccer, and when the opportunities present themselves we go to work.”

In Saturday’s game, players from each team pushed the ball up the field when the opportunities came. The ball never stayed on one side of the field for too long. The girls from each team aggressively fought for position and the ball and sprinted after every opportunity.

The Sabers’ only score of the afternoon came within the first 15 minutes of play by sophomore forward Kiley Andricopoulos.

The Warriors then scored four straight times starting with a goal by sophomore Keely Logan scored off a crossing pass from fellow sophomore and teammate Kiana Over.

Sophomore Keely Logan dribbles past a Saber defender while also looking to shoot.
Photo by Kimani Fernandez-Roy
Sophomore Keely Logan dribbles past a Saber defender while also looking to shoot.

Freshman Kana Mateaki added on two goals — one coming right before the half and the other after a goal by freshman Tiana Irvine during the second half.

“I thought they did really well,” Coach Kotter said. He also put emphasis on the “3 pʻs: patience, possession and penetration.”


Still, Coach Kotter saw areas for improvement. “We had several opportunities where we should have put that ball at the back of the net,” he said.

But, to be well rested and prepared for their final stand today, the Warriors did not hold any more practices, and they kept the Bears to a 1-1 tie.

Overall the junior varsity Warriors tied four times, won twice, and lost once this season (1-0) in their game against King Kekaulike High School.