Ethan Gyenis scored all three goals for the Arcata boys on Saturday, as the Tigers responded from a disappointing midweek outing with a 3-0 win over Del Norte.
While the Arcata defense held firm for the shutout, Gyenis was instrumental up top, netting all three goals.
“He made all the difference with his well-taken goals,” Del Norte head coach David Sanyaolu said.
Mathias Severn assisted on one of the junior striker’s goals, and Arcata head coach John Davidson described the team performance as a “strong response” to their 3-0 loss at Eureka this week.
The win was the third for Arcata in three league meetings against Del Norte, although the Del Norte coach felt there wasn’t that much between the two teams.
“It was a very evenly matched game except Arcata were more efficient than us with their scoring chances,” he said. “Props to my boys for a good game, especially with our passing. We just need to better in the final third and turn our dominance during periods in a game into goals.”
It was also senior day for the Warriors, who honored a class of five talented players.
The group included Jin Vue, Edwin Zepeda, Chase Gardner, Rodolpho Ramirez and Isaiah Sherman.
“Their contributions to our boys soccer team over the years and their leadership this year are hugely appreciated,” Sanyaolu said. “And I wish them well.”
Fortuna 2, McKinleyville 1
Edgar Herrera and Adam Calvert scored for the Huskies, who remain undefeated on the season after clinching their eighth straight league title last weekend.
Calvert led the way in the win with one of his best performances of the season.
“It was a good match for both teams,” Fortuna head coach Daniel Holmes said.
Angel Gonzalez scored for McKinleyville.