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Punahou Blanks KS-Maui in State Quarterfinals, 3-0

February 1, 2013, 11:26 AM HST
* Updated February 1, 11:28 AM
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By Rodney S. Yap

Interscholastic League of Honolulu runner-up Punahou defeated Maui Interscholastic League girls soccer champion Kamehameha Maui, 3-0, in quarterfinal action Thursday at the girls Hawaii High School State Soccer Athletic Association.

The 12-team Division I girls state soccer tournament continues through Saturday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Park.

The loss means the Warriors will play Kahuku today in a loser-bracket game at 3 p.m.

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Punahou got goals from Lauren Candelario in the 4th minute and Dempsey Banks in the 20th minute  to build a 2-0 lead at halftime. Jensen Toner assisted on both first-half goals. Kylie-Ann Yasutake added another goal for the Buffanblu in the 80th minute.

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Today’s semifinals pits top-seeded Iolani against Kaiser at 5 p.m., followed by No. 2 Mililani against Punahou at 7 p.m. Both games will be shown live on OC16 TV.

In consolation action Thursday, King Kekaulike defeated Waianae 5-0. Kayela Santiago had a hat trick for Na Alii, scoring goals in the 22nd, 62nd, and 72nd minutes. Tiare Matsuura added a goal in the 24th minute and Mahina Ashdowne-Deponte scored int eh 69th minute.

King Kekaulike fell in the first round to Moanalua 4-1 on Wednesday. The Menehunes got a goal from Nikki Higa two minutes into the match and Storm Kenui added three goals (32nd, 39th, 78th). Santiago’s goal in the 64th minute prevented Na Alii from being shutout.

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King Kekaulike has a bye today and will play for seventh place on Saturday at 1 p.m., losing to Kamehameha Hawaii 5-0. On Wednesday, Kauai defeated the Spartans 5-0.

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