POSTED: 1:30 a.m. HST, May 6, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 1:51 a.m. HST, May 6, 2011
Miranda Estrella scored four goals to lead top-seeded Punahou to a 17-7 victory over Roosevelt in the quarterfinals of the Stanford Carr Development/HHSAA Girls Water Polo State Championships at Kamehameha-Hawaii on the Big Island.
The Buffanblu (9-0) will play No. 4-seeded Kamehameha-Hawaii (11-0) in a semifinal match at 6 p.m. today at the Hawaii Naeole Aquatics Facility.
No. 2-seeded Kahuku (15-0) plays Kamehameha (7-3) at 4:45 p.m. in the other semifinal.
Senior Brailey Hirose-Hulbert scored three goals as Punahou built a 7-0 first-quarter lead. It was 9-0 before Roosevelt broke through with a Kailiponi McGee goal midway through the second quarter. Rachel Kamai, who had 11 goals in the Rough Riders’ opener, was held scoreless by the Buffanblu.
Roosevelt (12-4) plays Mililani (12-4) in a consolation match today.
Senior Gina-Bella Mata‘afa scored three goals to lead Lahainaluna.
Senior Aurora Caldera had two goals to lead Waiakea (6-6).
Kamehameha-Hawaii outscored Mililani 5-0 in the third quarter to build a 13-6 lead. Senior Molly McGuire led the Trojans with three goals.