HHSAA Girls Water Polo
Roosevelt squeezes past Lahainaluna, 10-9


 

Roosevelt's Rayna Miranda scored the game-winning goal in sudden death overtime to propel the Rough Riders over Lahainaluna. Brien Ing | SL

Roosevelt's Rayna Miranda scored the game winning goal in sudden death overtime to lift the Rough Riders past Lahainaluna, 10-9, and into the semifinals of the Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championship.

About thirty seconds into the sudden death period, Sarah Yasuda found Miranda wide open on the right wing with a kick out pass, and from there Miranda manuevered into the attacking zone for a few seconds before firing a shot past the keeper to end it.

The Rough Riders led 6-3 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Lunas scored three straight goals to tie the score, with the equalizer coming with just over two minutes left in regulation off of a score by Nikki Zamani.

Roosevelt had the final possession in the fourth but was unable to get a shot off before time expired, sending the game to overtime.

Six goals were scored between the two teams in the overtime period, with the Lunas enjoying a 2-1 edge in the first overtime period, and the Rough Riders outscoring the Lunas 2-1 in the second, including a score from Yasuda, a lob shot just over the keeper, with just 18 seconds left in the period that forced sudden death.

Lalelei Mataafa scored a game-high six goals for the Lunas in the loss. Miranda led the Riders with three goals, and the trio of Yasuda, April Gomes and Laura Young each scored twice.



Reach Brien Ing at brien@scoringlive.com.


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