Having a ball at the Hawaii Cup

FIRST PHOTO: Kahoa Kapua’ala of Pono Soccer Club dribbles during a Hawaii Cup match last week at Keopuolani Park in Wailuku. The tournament, which took place July 24-27, had 35 teams and crowned five champions. In girls competition, Aces ’01 Maroon defeated Aces ’01 Gold 2-1 in the under-12 final, and Pono ’05 took the under-8 title with a 6-0 victory over Abunai ’06. Excel ’03 won 7-0 over Pono ’03 for the under-10 boys crown, Maui United ’04 earned the under-9 boys title by beating Upcountry Maui Alliance ’04 2-1 and Maui United ’05 Red defeated Maui United ’05 Black 3-1 in the boys under-8 final.

SECOND PHOTO: Pono Soccer Club’s Evalani Keawekane turns upfield against Maui United’s Tiare Amorin.