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NCS BOYS SOCCER — Mixed fortunes for H-DNL teams in playoff openers

Ray Hamill/ – The Eureka Loggers lost in a PK shootout against Arcata on Wednesday night.

There were mixed fortunes for the H-DNL boys teams in Wednesday’s opening round of the NCS soccer playoffs.

In Division I, Arcata won a thriller against Eureka on a penalty shootout after both teams played a 3-3 tie through overtime.

Also in Division I, Del Norte fell 5-0 to The Bay School at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, while a young McKinleyville team lost 12-0 at St. Helena.

In Division II, South Fork fared better and won 5-1 at Upper Lake to move on to a quarterfinal matchup at No. 1 seed Sonoma Academy on Saturday night.

Ryder York and Hector Torres each scored twice in Wednesday’s win, with Omar Villarreal also netting.

In Division III, St. Bernard’s fell 4-1 at home to Point Arena, with Ken Tran scoring the Crusaders’ only goal.

Fortuna is seeded No. 1 in Division I and will open at home to The Bay School on Saturday night at 7 p.m.

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