Pearl City finishes 5th in OIA D-I Girls Soccer Tourney after defeating Kaiser 6-4

Jan 31, 2015 | PC Sports


The stakes were not as high as the last time Pearl City and Kaiser met in an OIA championship tournament match-up, but the intensity and pride was evident as the two teams battled with Pearl City coming out on top 6-4 in high scoring shoot out last night at Roosevelt High School.

Last year at this time, Pearl City defeated Kaiser to win the 2013-2014 Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I Girls Soccer Championship. Last night, the Lady Chargers and Lady Cougars played for the OIA tournament fifth and sixth place with both teams already qualified for a berth in the upcoming HHSAA State Championship Tournament scheduled for February 13-14, 20-21 at Kamehameha-Kapalama, BIIF Regional Site, and Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex.

Pearl City's Randi Fontes led Pearl City with two goals followed by Jenise Starr Tagalog, Bethany Nazareno, Zoe Sano, and Daelenn Tokunaga with a goal a piece for the Lady Chargers.

Noelle Mercado kicked in two goals for the Lady Cougars with Noe Seaman and Amanda Lui each scoring a goal.

Pearl City enters the state tournament with a regular and post season record of 10-3-1. Kaiser comes in at 9-3-1.



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Pearl City Jenise Starr Tagalog fights for position moments before

scoring for the Lady Chargers in the first half against Kaiser.

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Tagalog is congratulated by teammates (L-R) Haley Honda,

Nikki Suwa and Brittny Ihara after scoring a goal in the first half.

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Kaiser's Noelle Mercado ripped the ball past Lady Chargers goalie Sydney Young to score off

a corner throw in late in the first half. Mercado scored two goals in the game for the Lady Cougars.

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Lady Cougar's teammates join in on the celebration with Mercado (#7) following her goal.