South Fork closed out an impressive regular season in boys soccer with a big win over St. Bernard’s on Friday, as the Cubs and Crusaders split an H-DNL doubleheader.
The South Fork boys won 6-2, while St. Bernard’s won the girls game 3-0.
Ryder York, who is one of five seniors on the South Fork boys team, scored twice in the win, with additional goals from Makani Buck-Zulim, Omar Villarreal, Trey Willner and Jonah Wansick.
It was the fourth win over the Crusaders this season for the Cubs, who also knocked off McKinleyville and caused consistent problems for their Big 5 opponents all season.
Goalie Logan Hobbs continued to impress between the posts in his final regular season game with the team, while captains Kobe Gellman and Gavyn Solomon both also were instrumental in the win.
Ken Tran and Brayden Luna both scored for St. Bernard’s.
In the girls game, senior Emma Wilson scored twice for the Crusaders, who were crowned Little 3 champs last week, with Torrin Batey also netting in the win.
Wilson, who is enjoying an outstanding season with the team, also had a hat trick earlier in the week in a 3-1 win over Del Norte.
Wilson has scored at least once in every game this season — averaging a goal for every eight possessions — and has 21 goals on the year, including two hat tricks.
She was also one of five seniors the SB girls honored before kickoff, along with Alondra Adkins, Natalia Torres-Zaragoza, Ema Brenes and Jessi Rutter.
“I would like to say how proud I am of both my boys and girls teams this year, and seeing so much improvement and heart in my players is more than any coach could wish for,” said Danny Roscoe, head coach of both SB teams, who added that he hopes some Division-I colleges will look into offering the talented Wilson a scholarship.
St. Bernard’s also honored eight senior boys before the Del Norte game, including Tran, Garrett Sobol, Adam Hogue, Milan Cardona, Marshal Harper, Sam Zhang, Aiden Kimberling and Lorren Casucci.
Friday was senior day for the Cubs who honored five boys and three girls.
The senior boys included Hobbs, Gellman, York, Leland Salomon and Drake Savage.
The South Fork senior girls included outstanding goalie Lyndsee Brewer, who has been a force between the posts for the Cubs her entire career and had five more saves against the Crusaders.
Kaylee Cotter also has played with the team since her sophomore season and has really helped with her “point-guard-like” vision on the field, according to head coach Ann Constantino.
Lily Carr was the team’s third senior and has been with the team for the past two seasons.
“She picked up soccer skills amazingly fast and has been a crucial part of our defense both seasons,” Constantino said.