Chase for the Championship
Raiders end HPA's reign; Canes win in OT


 



IOLANI 2, HAWAII PREP 1

There's going to be a new Division I state championship come Saturday evening.

Iolani came firing out the gate as Lincoln Oishi headed in a goal in the first minute of play to help propel the Raiders past Hawaii Prep, 2-1, Thursday evening in The Queen's Medical Center/HHSAA Division I Boys Soccer State Championship quarterfinals at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex Main Stadium.

Tyler Udarbe added a much-needed second goal in the 38th minute as Ka Makani's Jake Schneider netted a goal in the 65th minute to try spark a comeback for the defending Division I co-state champions. Schneider's goal gave the reigning All-Hawaii Co-Offensive Player of the Year his 42nd on the season, surpassing Hilo's Riley Patterson for most in the state.

But minutes later, Schneider was given his second yellow card of the match after jawing with Iolani's goalkeeper, resulting in a red card that ejected him and forced Hawaii Prep to play with just 10 players the rest of the way.

Ka Makani had eliminated the Raiders in last year's state quarterfinals on the way to their third consecutive koa trophy and first in Division I, but Thursday's loss ended their reign and set up a semifinal matchup between Iolani and Oahu Interscholastic Association champion Kapolei. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday.

Other co-champ Baldwin was eliminated in the opening round with a 5-3 loss in penalty kicks to Pearl City.

Shortly after Iolani's first goal in the game, senior Elijah Brown suffered an injury and was taken off the field in an ambulance after a 40-minute delay.



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