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GIRLS SOCCER ROUNDUP — Huskies pull away late; Panthers win at Del Norte

File photo – The Fortuna girls in action at Arcata last weekend. The Huskies defeated South Fork on Wednesday.

The Fortuna girls scored three late goals to pull away from South Fork on the way to a 5-1 win on Wednesday.

Five different players scored in a well-rounded team performance for the Huskies, who had two other players assist on goals.

Taylor Brooks, Kaydence Ferguson, Addison Taylor, Kelsie Hall and Mollie Hernandez all netted in the win, with Addison Taylor, Jocelyn Marquez and Suzi Aguirre each assisting on goals.

With the win the Huskies improved to 5-5-2 in the Big 5 and 8-5-3 overall.

Summer Contreras continued to lead the way offensively for the Cubs and scored an unassisted goal in the second half.

Contreras is enjoying another strong season for South Fork.

The Cubs defense also held up against the Huskies for much of the game, competing well with their Big 5 opponents.

“Our defense just ran out of gas,” South Fork head coach Ann Constantino said.

Senior goalkeeper Lyndsee Brewer also continued to impress for the Cubs, making eight saves.

McKinleyville 1, Del Norte 0

Thea Trout scored the only goal of the game as the Panthers got the better of the Warriors in Crescent City.

Trout headed home from a first-half corner kick by teammate Soffia Reyes, on a goal that head coach Adam Canepa described as an “excellent finish.”

The Panthers were missing some players because of COVID protocols, all of whom are expected to be back in the lineup for the weekend.

“We were playing very shorthanded, but still managed to get the W,” said Canepa, who had just 11 players to choose from late in the game after a couple of injuries also took their toll. “Congratulations to my team for pushing so hard and doing what they had to do to get the win.”

With the win, the Panthers improved to 4-3-2 in the Big 5 and 10-4-2 overall.

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