Feb 21, 2016 | PC Sports

Congratulations to the Pearl City Lady Chargers who won the HHSAA Girls State Soccer Championship after defeating Baldwin from the MIL last night 3-0 at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex in Waipahu.

Kylie Wong stepped up her game last night scoring two goals for the Lady Chargers with the first coming in the 16 minute off a cross from Daelenn Tokunaga. Her second goal was scored in the 61st minute off a cross from Sunshine Fontes.  Daelenn Tokunaga scored in the 30th minute off a cross from Randi Fontes that gave the Lady Chargers a 2-0 lead at halftime. 

"This feels amazing, I can't believe we did it," said Wong. "Without my team's hard work we wouldn't have gotten this far. My first goal was off Daelenn's cross. Without her hard work it wouldn't have gotten to me. The second was from Sunshine, and if it wasn't for her hard work the ball wouldn't have gotten to me either. I was so excited for my team, we all did it together. Yah, I scored it, but without them it wouldn't have happened. I want to thank all my coaches because without them I wouldn't have gotten here. They pushed me since my freshman year to be the best and never give up. I also want to thank my mom, because she never gives up on me."

"It feels amazing, everyone worked hard, and I'm glad that we came out with the win," said Daelenn Tokunaga. "This really feels amazing because we just won a state championship. The season was kind of hard for us but we were able to come out with the win and now we're state champs."

"This is unbelievable," said Lady Chargers Head Coach Frank Baumholtz. "Our whole thing for the whole year has been team to the last whistle and trying to make sure that know matter who scored, the team won. Kylie Wong gets in the game, scores the first goal, scores the third goal, it was totally awesome. She was in the right place at the right time. That's the way you want to end your senior year. Tonight we wanted to spread the field, run the line, cross the ball, and just make sure that someone is going to get just a touch of it. Don't kill it, just touch it, and that's exactly what they did."

A key element to the success of the Pearl City Lady Chargers soccer program through the years can be attributed to the experience and talent of Head Coach Frank Baumholtz coaching staff that includes a group of coaches who are also PCHS alumni and members of the 1997 Lady Chargers state championship team who played under Coach Baumholtz. Coach Trisha, Dana and Daphne are thrilled for the newly crowned state champions who have joined them in forging their own PCHS legacy as state champions.

"Coach Trisha and Coach Dana, and I  were on the 1997 state championship team,” said Coach Daphne. "We told the girls that no matter what club team they play for, there will be nothing like bringing home a state championship to our alma mater and tonight we're just excited that they got to feel that feeling."

"It just feels awesome, said coach Dana. "You know, having flash backs from '97 when we last won to being a coach in the same position. It's just amazing that the girls worked so hard to get here."

The coaching trio appreciates the opportunity as well as the smooth transition from playing for Coach Baumholtz at PCHS, to being on his coaching staff while working hard to achieve the success that the Lady Chargers soccer program has experienced under his tenure.

"I think it was a pretty easy transition for us because we're all along in the same kind of thinking especially for Trisha, Dana, and I," Coach Daphne said. "It's a special feeling to go from being a player of his to being able to coach alongside of him and bringing it home."

The Lady Chargers were truly impressive during the championship tournament outscoring their opponents 11-1. Sunshine Fontes scored an amazing 6 goals in four games followed by Daelenn Tokunaga with 3 goals and Kylie Wong with 2 goals to lead the Lady Chargers in the championship match.

I would like to congratulate the Lady Chargers for representing their school and community with pride and class. Their accomplishments for the 2015-2016 season have gained respect and admiration especially from those who carry the spirit and winning culture of Pearl City High School in their hearts.





Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]


Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

PCHS Principal Mr. Joseph Halfmann congratulates Coach Baumholtz

during the post game championship awards ceremony.

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Coach Baumoltz is pictured with Mrs. Baumholtz (top row)

and his championship Lady Chargers coaching staff.

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Coach Dana, Coach Daphne and Coach Trisha show off the Lady Chargers 2016

HHSAA State Girls Division 1 Soccer Championship trophy. The trio are also

teammates from the Lady Chargers 1997 State Soccer Championship Team

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Kylie Wong scored her second goal in the 61st minute off a cross from Sunshine Fontes.

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

#3 Randi Fontes congratulates her sister Sunshine Fontes after

her cross set up Kylie's goal that put the Lady Chargers up 3-0.