Brittny Ihara kicked in the winning goal in 73rd minute to lift Pearl City over Waiakea of the BIFF 2-1 tonight in the opening round of the HHSAA State Girls Division I Soccer Championship Tournament played at Kamehameha Schools Kapalama campus.
With the win over Waiakea, Pearl City advanced to Saturday's quarterfinals against #2 seed Campbell at KS-Kapalama at 4:00pm.
Waiakea's Cierra Toledo-Muragin got the Lady Warriors on the scoreboard early in the fourth minute to take a 1-0 lead. Pearl City tied the game at 1-1 on a goal by Bethany Nazareno in the 31st minute. Ihara's late second half goal sealed the win for the Lady Chargers.
Friday's Opening Round Scores:
Mililani 7 KS-Maui 1
Pearl City 2 Waiakea 1
Iolani 3 Kahuku 0
Kaiser 2 Moanalua 1
Saturday's Quarterfinal Games
#3 Baldwin vs. Iolani 1:00pm
#4 Konawaena vs. Kaiser 3:00pm
#2 Campbell vs. Pearl City 4:00pm
#1 Punahou vs. Mililani 6:00pm
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