The H-DNL will be well represented in the North Coast Section girls Division-III soccer semifinals.
Both Ferndale and South Fork won their respective quarterfinal games on Wednesday and will join St. Bernard’s in the semifinals, giving the H-DNL three of the four semifinal spots.
Ferndale opened with a 4-1 victory over Technology and will now play on Friday afternoon at St. Bernard’s, which had an opening round bye.
Reaghan Langer scored three of her team’s four goals in the win, as the Cats rallied from an early deficit to pull out the win.
“We kind of had a bit of a slow start,” Ferndale head coach Beth Anderson said. “And about 20 minutes in they picked up the intensity and started getting first to the ball and started passing better.”
Langer netted twice in the opening half, with Regan Russ assisting on both goals.
Gabby Riley then added a third goal early in the second half, with Kyla Albee assisting, as the Cubs began to take control.
Langer’s third goal of the game came just minutes later when a Riley shot was deflected into her path and she was quickest to react.
And that was more than enough for the Ferndale defense and goalkeeper Bella Stephens, who made eight saves.
Sydney Smith took over in goal late in the game and added two more saves to secure the victory.
Russ and Miriam Munoz-Guerrero both played well in midfield for the Cats.
South Fork 4, Tomales 1
The Cubs set up a semifinal showdown at No. 1 seed Upper Lake on Saturday night with a comfortable win over Tomales.
Summer Contreras scored all four goals in the win, with four different players assisting, including Caidence Young, Macy Yarbrough, Jalynn Worswick and Shawnessy Conway-O’Neill.
The ever-reliable Lyndsee Brewer had three saves in goal in the win, while Cloe McConnell had a big night on the wing.
Worswick and Yarbrough also had big games, as did Olivia Perkins and Lily Carr in defense despite the slippery conditions.