Opening day for Maui youth soccer

The Geckos (in green, first photo) and Lightning Cheetahs square off in a spirited U-6 soccer match Saturday at South Maui Community Park on the opening day of Kihei AYSO’s 2017 season. The fall AYSO season is underway around the island.

Second photo: Lightning Cheetah coach Jeannette Kasin hands out high-fives at the end of the team’s first half of play Saturday.

The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos