Excel under-13 team places third in HYSA State Cup

FIRST PHOTO: Chayce Akaka-Foster (left) and Spike Shannon compete for the Excel Maui boys under-13 team during last weekend’s Hawaii Youth Soccer Association State Cup at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on Oahu. Excel placed third in the tournament, going 2-1 in pool play, then falling 2-0 to Chelsea in a semifinal game on Sunday before a 3-2 victory over Rush East later in the day. Cade Taniguchi, Pahe Akoi and Kealaula Keliikoa each finished the tournament with two goals.

SECOND PHOTO: Hinano Long handles the ball.