HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championship Tips off Today

May 1, 2017, 11:39 AM HST · Updated May 1, 11:55 AM
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2017 Girls Water Polo HHSAA.

The 2017 Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championship tips off Monday with the first-round regional taking place at Kamehameha-Kapalama, Kīhei Aquatic Center, and Kona Community Aquatic Center.

Winners of this first-round match move on to the final three days of the tournament, May 4-6, 2017 at Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex on the lower campus of the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. The losers will end their season.

Maui Highlights: Maui’s Lahainaluna is scheduled to play in Game #2 today against Kalani at 4 p.m. at the Kīhei Aquatic Center.  Number 3 Baldwin plays Thursday, May 4 in Game #5 at 2:45 p.m. at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex at UH Mānoa against the winner of today’s evening game between KS Kapālama vs Kapolei. (Maui rosters are posted below).

Nine-time defending state champion Punahou received the top seed and a first-round bye in the tournament. The Buffanblu are making its 12th appearance in 14 years of the tournament, boasting an unblemished record of 33-0 in state play and 11 state titles under the guidance of head coach Ken Smith.

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OIA champion Kahuku and runner-up Roosevelt are making their 14th appearances, qualifying for every state tournament since its inception in 2004. The Red Raiders, seeded second in the tournament, are 26-14 in state tournament matches (0.650), with four runner-up titles.

Lahainaluna “Lunas” Roster:
CAP NO. NAME POS YR
1, 17 Sydney Wagner Goalie 12
1A, 22 Brooke Whitehead Goalie 10
2 Nikki Zamani Driver 11
3 Kyra Franz Driver 11
4 Keolani Hill Driver 12
5 Hailey Bogar Driver 9
6 Lilinoe Elam‐Fonohema Center 9
7 Julia Bianco Defender 12
8 Alicia Wintermeyer Driver 12
9 Lara Claydon Defender 11
10 Ryli Cherry Driver 9
12 Kaylin Olievera Driver 9
13 Nicole Slusser Driver 11
14 Makena Cowan Driver 9
16 Dakota Delos‐Reyes Center 10
21 Mei Lei Wagner Center 10
23 Eva Olson Center 11
24 Finau Vehikite Center 10
Head Coach: Bradley Mason
Asst. Coaches: Zach Johnson, Courtney Galarita

Baldwin “Bears” Roster:
CAP NO. NAME POS YR
1 Kiara Espeleta Goalie 11
1A Savannah Dougherty Goalie 9
2 Jacsen Donohue Utility 9
3 Kristi Kimura Attacker 9
6 Jessica Baker Attacker 9
7 Rebecca Buenrostro Gallimore Utility 11
11 Jena Lei Suzuki Defender 12
12 Katie Yoshioka Attacker 12
13 Naomi Takakura Defender 10
14 Olivia Takakura Center 12
15 Kayla Takakura Attacker 12
16 Taryn Sato Defender 10
21 Eden Borrman Center 11
23 Bella Strand Center 11
Head Coach: Shawn Donahue
Asst. Coaches: Ashlyne Hao

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