Four Maui Teams Claim State Soccer Titles

April 11, 2011, 9:09 AM HST · Updated April 11, 3:10 PM
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By Fred Guzman

There will be a definite Valley Isle presence during this summer’s Far West Regional soccer tournament.

That’s because five teams – including four from Maui United – qualified for the June 20-26 event in Boise Idaho.

Four of those teams earned berths by winning their respective divisions during the past weekend’s State Cup competition at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex on Oahu.

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The Maui United 94 girls captured under-17 title, the MUSC 96 boys took top honors in under-15, Maui Elite finished first in under-13 and the MUSC99 Red boys won the under-12 crown.

Also, the Maui United 94 boys earned a wild card berth after finishing second in the under-17 division.

The MUSC 94 girls claimed the most dramatic victory, edging Ka Oi Express 2-1 on a goal by Maya Palaron with two minutes remaining. Amber-Lei Madriaga scored the first goal for her team, which claimed a second state title.

The MUSC 94 boys won their final game 3-0 over Rush Nike on two goals by Nick Lawrence and another by Clayton Robinson.

MUSC 99 Red topped the Honolulu Bulls 2-0 on goals by Angelo Deloso-Flacco and Noah Harrisson.

Maui Elite clinched the title with a 3-0 win over Abunai.

MUSC 94 boys cruised to a 5-0 win over Mililani SC as Matteus Thompson put away two goals, with Alika Ribao, Willy Harris and Richie Rivera also scoring.

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