VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS — Eureka girls celebrate their big win

By Ray Hamill — The Eureka girls are North Coast Section champions for the second time in four seasons.

On Saturday afternoon, they won another intense battle against rivals Arcata in a championship showdown at McKinleyville High, winning 4-3 on a penalty shootout after both teams tied 0-0 through overtime.

Check out our video highlights of the winning penalties and a fabulous save by goalkeeper Claire Maples above, as well as the postgame celebrations.

“It was a classic battle between two teams where nobody wanted to give an inch,” Eureka head coach Tommy Learmouth said. “Both teams fought hard.”

For more on the game, see NCS Champs! Loggers prevail in thrilling championship game …

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