Soccer Update: 4 Games & Senior Night
The past two weeks have packed a tight schedule for Parker School’s Varsity Soccer Team. The Bulls played four games over the course of nine days, tallying three wins along the way. On February 2nd, they overwhelmed Division I Kea’au in a 9-0 victory, and this game saw the first return of students, parents, and teachers to our home field in years. On February 4th, Honoka’a was unable to outlast Parker and the Bulls tallied a second consecutive win by a score of 3-1. On February 7th, the Bulls traveled to Kealakehe where they played a compact defensive game, suppressing Kealakehe’s senior night enthusiasm by holding them to three goals. Finally, the Parker Bulls played their own senior night and last regular season game on February 10th against Chrisitan Liberty Academy. Despite a slow first half, the Bulls once again pulled off a victory—this time by a score of 4-2.
PHOTO BY AVA TAYLOR
Sophomore Fatu Fuga attempts to make a goal.
With the regular season over, Parker finished in fourth place in Division II and will now play Honoka’a at home on Tuesday, February 15th in the Quarterfinals. A win on Tuesday would advance the Bulls to a semifinal match against HPA on Thursday—with a spot for States at stake. Reaching the playoffs and logging four regular season wins was far from a given for this team. It has taken four months of hard work, finding trust in teammates, and a whole lot of belief from Coach Polhemus. The spirit soccer has brought back to Parker School has been tremendous, and going into the playoffs let's continue to pack the stands and push the home-field advantage.
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Senior night (pictured above) was a huge success in addition to beating Christian Liberty. Mauloa Thompson, Evan Thomas, Jake Kramer, Everett Gordon, Kai Higgins, Farrah Marini, and Lukas Dommer were the seven seniors recognized. Posters, cheers, photos, leis, and chantilly cake abounded, and each senior was recognized with an announcement and last penalty kick.