Molokai’s girls soccer team remains winless after dropping a pair of home games to Lahainaluna.
In the first home game of the season, the wahine Farmers lost 4-0 on Friday afternoon. For Lahainaluna, Erica (Shelby) Liburd, Avery LaClerque, Hija Mae Bautista and Kayla Ewing each scored.
The next day, Liburd poured in four goals in the first half alone as Lahainaluna cruised to an 8-0 victory over Molokai. In the second half, Leilani Miranda, Michella (Kula) Meyers and Taylor Pante each scored for Lahainaluna, while one goal went off a Molokai player.
The Farmers are now 0-6 for the season while the Lunas improved to 2-2-1.
In basketball, the boys team went to Lahaina for the Lahainaluna Invitational Tournament on Friday and Saturday. On Friday, the Farmers were blown out 87-22 by a team from Mission Viejo, Calif. David Rapanot scored 12 points for Molokai.
The next day the score was closer but Molokai still fell by a score of 53-41 to Socastee, S.C. Kamakana Duvauchelle-Andrade scored 17 and Ryan Rapanot added 10 for the Farmers.
Homecoming for Akana
After Friday’s game in the Lahainaluna tournament, the boys team had a chance to see the University of Hawaii defeat Chicago State University 86-57 at the Lahaina Civic Center that evening.
It was a chance for the team to talk to UH assistant coach Brandyn Akana, a Molokai graduate who played for the 1992 Maui Interscholastic League championship team. Akana was then a standout at BYU-Hawaii and is now in his first year as an assistant for UH coach Gib Arnold.