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KSM Warriors Finish MIL Soccer Season Perfect

January 22, 2014, 6:08 PM HST
* Updated January 22, 6:25 PM
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Kamehameha Maui's Lily Higashino

Kamehameha Maui’s Lily Higashino controls the action in midfield as she gains possession against Maui High School Tuesday at the Sabers’ field. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

By Rodney S. Yap

The Kamehameha Schools Maui girls soccer team capped a perfect 12-0-0 season Tuesday, trouncing Maui High on its home field, 4-0, and spoiling the Sabers’ senior night.

Freshman Leialoha Medeiros scored two goals, her fifth and sixth of the season, as the two-time Maui Interscholastic League girls Division I champions enjoyed a four-goal, first-half explosion, en route to a 50-goal season. The offense was fueled by a stout defense determined to finish the MIL regular season with a shutout.

Kamehameha Maui's Leialoha Medeiros executes this throw-in Tuesday at Maui High School field. Medeiros scored to goals in the Lady Warriors' 4-0 victory.

Kamehameha Maui’s Leialoha Medeiros executes this throw-in Tuesday at Maui High School field. Medeiros scored to goals in the Lady Warriors’ 4-0 victory.

Junior striker Quinn Williams drew first blood with her goal in the fourth minute. Medeiros’ first goal came in the 14th minute and five minutes later Keahaulani Macadangdang made it 3-0.

Finally in the 37th minute, a very active Medeiros launched a ball off her head from about 18 yards out for the game’s final tally.

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The Sabers fell to 8-3-0, tied for second in the girls standings with Baldwin.

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Last Friday, Jan. 17, when Kamehameha Maui clinched the league championship with a 8-1 rout of Seabury Hall, all five of the team’s seniors scored, including Kaitlin Barcoma three times. On Tuesday, the Lady Warriors got three of their four goals from underclassmen Medeiros and Williams.

Maui High gave up half as many goals on Tuesday as it has allowed all season.

Kamehameha Schools Maui midfielder Keahulani Macadangdang (12) scored one of four first-half goals on Tuesday against Maui High School.

Kamehameha Schools Maui sophomore Kia Tagamori-Tihada (12) looks for an opening to make a first-half pass Tuesday against Maui High. The Lady Warriors defeated the Sabers, 4-0. Photo by Rodney S. Yap.

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