HPU men’s soccer faced Chaminade on Oct. 30 and inched
closer to the PacWest title. The Sea Warriors moved into first
place of the conference, after a 6-1 win over the Silverswords.
The Sea Warriors improved to 9-5-1 overall, and 7-2 in the
PacWest, in front of Notre Dame de Namur (6-1-1) and Grand
However, in the last week of conference play, NDNU swept three
Hawai‘i schools to clinch the PacWest title.
HPU proved strong and consistent throughout the game against
Chaminade, with three goals in each of the halves. HPU freshman
Mark Rogers remained a strong player with his fourth goal of
the season. Two more goals by HPU freshman Chance Bukoski and
junior Cory Harding, granted HPU a 3-0 lead within three minutes.
In the second half, HPU remained strong and sophomore Linus
Ekden scored increasing the lead by four. Less than seven minutes
later, Max Anton scored when the ball went off Chaminade goalie
Kris Lounsbury and into the goal.
Chad Thompson scored for CUH in the 64th minute with an assist
from teammate Tim Stipo. Reclaiming the five-goal lead, HPU
sophomore Toni Bakken scored with an assist from Bukoski.
The game between the Lady Sea Warriors and Chaminade played
practically identical to the men’s game. HPU defeated
Chaminade 6-1, scoring three goals in each half. Goals by HPU
sophomore Tami Kalaiwaa, freshman Chloe Maeshiro, and freshman
Katrina Torres gave HPU a 3-0 halftime lead.
Silversword Jamie Lindstrom scored in the second half, slimming
the lead to 3-1. Nicole Bleidistel expanded HPU’s lead
back to three goals after scoring another goal. HPU junior
Jamie Hirai scored in the 68th minute to extend the lead 5-1,
and a penalty kick by Kalaiwaa in the 83rd minute sealed the
win for the Lady Sea Warriors.
HPU improved to 4-12 overall and 2-7 in the PacWest, while
the Lady Silverswords fell to 1-12 overall and 0-9 in the conference.