Saturday will offer high-stakes soccer
The Baldwin High School boys and girls soccer teams each won on Thursday, forcing a playoff for the Maui Interscholastic League’s second berth to the Division I girls state tournament, and keeping the Bears in control of the race for the MIL D-I boys championship.
The Baldwin girls got four goals from Skylar Littlefield in an 11-0 victory over Seabury Hall to finish the regular season 9-3-0, tied with Maui High. The Bears and Sabers will meet Saturday at King Kekau-like Stadium in a playoff game – each team has one win over the other so far this season.
In the boys match, Jaren Otani and Nick Lawrence each scored twice as Baldwin beat St. Anthony 5-0 and took over first place in the league standings at 9-0-2, two points in front of Kamehameha Maui. The Warriors and Bears, both assured of berths in the state tournament, each have one game remaining in their MIL seasons, on Saturday. Baldwin is to face Maui High, and Kamehameha will play Seabury Hall.
A win for the Bears or loss for the Warriors would give Baldwin the title. Kamehameha would claim the crown with a victory coupled with a loss by Baldwin. If the Warriors win and the Bears tie, a playoff match would be necessary – the teams played to a pair of ties this season.
Zoe Eto and Christine Kenagy each scored two goals for the Baldwin girls on Thursday. Kacey Navarro, Brianne Cremer and Sarah Nomura each had one.
Seabury Hall (2-10-0) will be the MIL’s representative in the D-II state tournament.
Kamehameha Maui took the MIL D-I crown, winning all 12 of its league games.
Mitchell Marrs had the Baldwin boys’ other goal.
St. Anthony fell to 0-10-1.