Pearl City takes out Lahainaluna 3-1 in state boys soccer tourney

Feb 15, 2012 | PC Sports

 

Pearl City got off to a great start on Wednesday with a 3-1 victory over  Lahainaluna in the opening round of the HHSAA Boys State Division I Soccer Championships played at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu.

With the win Pearl City (11-4) will face #1 seed and OIA Red Division Champion Mililani (12-0-1) in a quarterfinal match up tomorrow (2/16) at 5:00pm at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex Main Stadium.

Pearl City lost to Mililani 2-0 in an earlier OIA Red Western Division regular season game on January 23, 2012.

Lahainaluna (10-4-1) will play Aiea (8-6-1) in a consolation semifinal match up on Thursday (2/16) at 1:00pm on Field 7. Aiea lost to Iolani 1-0 on Wednesday in the first round.

Goals: Tyler Terashima (Pearl City), 20th minute; George Georgiev (Pearl City), 21st minute; Christian Cardenas-Ayala (Lahainaluna), 50th minute; Christian Nakabayashi (Pearl City), 70th minute.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City's #20 Tyler Terashima put the Chargers up 1-0 in 20th minute. Terashima pictured here attempting a shot at the goal late in the second half.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

#21 George Georgiev scored a goal in the 21st minute to give Pearl City a 2-0 first half lead. Georgiev pictured here working his ball control magic in the second half.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Pearl City's #11 Christian Nakabayashi scores to put the Chargers up 3-1 over Lahainaluna in the 70th minute.

                                                       Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Nakabayashi is congratulated by teammates after scoring the Chargers final goal.