Ganeko & Hong lead Lady Chargers into OIA Water Polo second round

Apr 3, 2014 | PC Sports


Taylor Ganeko and Kylie Hong are both having an outstanding season playing for the Pearl City Lady Chargers Varsity Girls Water Polo Team. Ganeko & Hong (sounds more like a top Honolulu Law Firm) are the top goal scorers in both the Oahu Interscholastic Association and Division I standings. Ganeko (38) and Hong (28) are one and two in scoring.

The top scoring duo will lead the Lady Chargers (4-3) into the second round in the OIA Red Division’s Bracket A this Saturday, April 5 against Leilehua at Central Oahu Regional Park (CORP) in Waipio. Tip off scheduled for 10:00am.

The Lady Chargers have overcome adversity during the first round while being challenged and outmanned in every match with one or two reserves available to play against the opposition who may have up to ten reserves ready to jump into action.

The Lady Chargers don’t dwell on the fact that having the opportunity to take a break and catch their breath might not happen that often during the heat of the battle. Instead,  the girls play on and compete at a level that is both inspiring and spirited.

The guiding force behind the Lady Chargers success in the first round and the key component that will carry them through the second round and into the play-offs is “HEART". They play to win and have fun in and out of the pool. You can count on Ganeko & Hong to lead the way!


2014 Pearl City Lady Chargers

Water Polo Team

1. Karlee Vehi Kawasaki
2. Taylor Ganeko
3. Shayna Asuncion
5. Michelle Fujita
7. Taylor Shay Mackinaw
11. Karley Frost
13. Chiemi Trias
14. Kaithlyn Kurusawa
15. Kylie Hong
16. Jady Ojiri
17. Kyra Ikeda


Head Coach Ken Suenaga
Assistant Coach Lesley Hong
Assistant Coach Devon Kaneshiro


 Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Taylor Ganeko (left) and Kylie Hong (right) are one and two in goals scored in both the OIA and Division I.



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]


Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Pearl City Lady Chargers legendary head coach Ken Suenaga (wearing hat) is pictured with

assistant coach and granddaughter Lesley Hong (second from left), and assistant coach and

former Lady Charger Devon Kaneshiro. Lady Charger Kyra Ikeda takes a break against Waialua.

The Lady Chargers beat the Lady Bulldogs 11-7 on March 14, 2014 at Central Oahu Regional Park.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Go Lady Chargers!