Kahuku stifles Kapolei, 13-4
Kahuku goalie Noa Cravens blocks a shot attempt by Kapolei's Mailani Wendt in the third quarter of an OIA second round contest Saturday afternoon. Michael Lasquero | SL
WAIPIO — Kahuku showed why its been the perennial girls water polo program in the Oahu Interscholastic Association over the last 14 years. The Red Raiders (9-0) don't rely on one or a few players to get the job done, as they showed that in their 13-4 win over the Kapolei Hurricanes (8-2) Saturday afternoon at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park Saturday afternoon. The team's top two leading statistical scorers going into the game were limited to just a combined two goals on the afternoon as team communication played the key role in the Red Raiders' attack. Junior Sophia Wilson came up big with a team-leading five goals on offense, scoring Kahuku's third, fourth, seventh, eleventh and twelfth points of the match. The state's leading scorer Mailani Wendt scored all four goals for the Hurricanes, but it wasn't enough to defeat the seven-time defending OIA champs. More to come.