GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP — Carlson closes out strong as Tigers remain red-hot

File photo – Arcata’s Linda Carlson

The Arcata Tigers won their fourth straight game on Wednesday, defeating South Fork 7-1 in H-DNL soccer.

Senior Linda Carlson, playing in her final game for the Tigers, scored three goals in the win, as Arcata pulled away in the second half.

“She did really well,” Arcata head coach Patrick Stranahan said of Carlson, who is unavailable for the final three games. “She knew it was her last game and she left everything on the field.”

Carlson scored on three of her six shots on goal.

Zoe Macknicki also had a big game for the Tigers, who improved to 5-2, scoring two goals on her five shots.

Anneli Macdonald and Alia Prentiss each also scored in the win, as the Tigers settled into the game with a better passing game after a slow start.

Macknicki also had an assist, while teammate Sophia Pulley had two.

Impressive sophomore Summer Contreras scored the Cubs’ only goal off an assist from Caidence Young, while ever-consistent goalkeeper Lyndsee Brewer had another big outing between the posts, making 12 saves.

Once again Marian Del Rio was hugely influential for the Cubs in midfield.

Fortuna 5, Ferndale 1

The Huskies defense continued to play at a high level in a four-goal win against the Wildcats on Wednesday.

Sarah Hohman and Malia Bolden each turned in another strong performance as the Fortuna D kept a dangerous and speedy Ferndale attack at bay for much of the game.

“Those two are really doing a great job for us,” Fortuna head coach Jennifer Femenella said. 

So too is Sarah Killfoil, who scored twice in the win and assisted on another of her team’s goals.

Nyah Cacren also scored for the Huskies, who improved to 5-1, while Kallia Yang had a goal and an assist and Sophia Villalvazo had an assist.

“We started off with some good intensity, which is always good,” Femenella said.

Reaghan Langer scored Ferndale’s only goal of the game late in the first half.

“I felt the game was closer than the score,” Ferndale head coach Beth Anderson said. “Again the girls played tough to the end. They continue to improve every game and they played hard the entire game.

“I think our opponents would say we are a tough opponent.”

They do.

“They have a fantastic keeper,” Femenella said of Ferndale’s Bella Stephens, who has been a force between the posts for the Cats all season. “She really did a good job.”

Stephens was instrumental in keeping the score down, making 25 saves.

“They had a lot of shots and she made a lot of saves,” Anderson said.

Up front, the speedy Langer continues to cause opposing defenses problems.

St. Bernard’s 1, Del Norte 2

The Del Norte Warriors came from behind to beat St. Bernard’s on Wednesday.

In an evenly matched game, Jessica Rutter gave the Crusaders the lead 11 minutes in, hammering home from 20 yards out off an Emma Wilson free kick.

The Warriors, however, battled back to tie the game late in the first half, and then got the only breakthrough of the second half.

“It was a good end-to-end game and a good matchup,” St. Bernard’s coach Phil Rouse said. 

Ema Brenes had a good game at sweeper for a young Crusaders team, as did Halie Juchster in goal, making eight saves.

In defense, freshman Olivia Eads “played a like a senior today,” according to her coach.

No scoring details were available for Del Norte.

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