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South Fork Cubs continue to battle in Little 3 soccer

A nice blend of experience and youth continues to lead the way for the South Fork Cubs in girls soccer.

The Cubs fell 4-2 at Ferndale on Saturday evening but a number of players are showing promise as the team battles for a Little 3 title and a place in this year’s North Coast Section playoffs.

Junior Summer Contreras has been one of the team’s most consistent performers since making her varsity debut as a freshman and was a key contributor once again at Ferndale.

Contreras scored both of her team’s goals, one in either half, and tied the game at 2-2 early in the second period.

However, the Wildcats would go on to score two unanswered goals to take the win. For more on the Ferndale girls’ big win, see our weekend girls roundup …

Despite the loss, SF head coach Ann Constantino was pleased with a lot of what she saw from her players.

“It was a great battle,” she said. “We came out on the short end but had our chances.”

Junior Macy Yarbrough continued to impress and has been one the Cubs’ most consistent players since breaking into the team along with Contreras two years ago.

She was “tireless in slowing the Ferndale attack and feeding the offense,” according to her coach, while playing in defense and midfield.

Two of the of the younger players also had big days.

At the back, sophomore Yaritza Villareal-Medrano “did an outstanding job slowing down strong attackers,” according to Constantino, while in midfield, freshman Shawnessy Conway-O’Neill continued her impressive debut season with the team and has quickly established herself as a key component of the squad.

“She’s really showing signs of taking charge in the midfield,” the coach said.

The Cubs, who are now 1-2 against small schools, are scheduled to play at McKinleyville on Wednesday.

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