SOCCER ROUNDUP — Tigers get a big win; Cubs push the Warriors all the way

The Arcata Tigers overcame a big hurdle in league play on Tuesday evening, while the South Fork Cubs gave the Del Norte Warriors all they could handle.

The unbeaten Tigers kept rolling with a key 2-1 win at Fortuna to keep pace with the Eureka Loggers, who also kept their unbeaten league run going with a comprehensive 10-1 win over St. Bernard’s.

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And rounding out a busy day of action in the H-DNL, Del Norte edged South Fork 1-0 in a game that saw the Cubs push them all the way.

“It was a good defensive performance by South Fork,” Del Norte head coach David Sanyaolu said. “They repelled lots of our attacking efforts. 

“They are much-improved side. Their direct game and fighting spirit made for a very competitive game. It was fun to watch.”

Greyson Franklin scored the one goal of the game for Del Norte.

At Fortuna, meanwhile, the Tigers continued to roll with a big 2-1 win over the eight-time defending league champions.

Hector Diaz gave the home team an early lead, but Arcata responded with Ethan Geynis scoring the tying goal off an assist from Kaden O’Brien.

Josiah Gomez scored the winning goal.

“I was impressed that our guys matched (Fortuna’s) physicality and aggression and beat them with skill and game intelligence,” Arcata head coach John Davidson said. “It was a fun game.”

Jillian Ceja had a good day in defense for the Huskies.

Up in Eureka, the Loggers comfortably got the better of their crosstown rivals.

File photo – The Arcata Tigers defeated Fortuna 2-1 on Tuesday.

Ean Savage continued his impressive senior season and netted twice in the win, as did teammates Joe Morris and Kaleb Green.

The game was far from a runaway early and the Loggers led 4-0 at halftime, before pulling away after the break.

Itsuki Kitayama, Makai Dennon, Trenton Gerber and Aidan Sloper each also scored in the win, with Dennon also assisting on three goals.

Savage, Eli Ladika, Rocco Damonte and Sergio Calderon each also had an assist.

Jigdae Her got the start in goal and impressed, as did midfielders Gerber and Will Mooney.

The Loggers won despite missing three key players through injury.

“Happy to see the players keep the momentum as we had a few out with injuries,” head coach Eddie Garcia said.

Freshman Carter Hernandez also impressed at right back in the second half.

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  1. South Fork boys great effort…
    … defense… can’t write it enough…

    … now, it is about turning defense into counter-attacking offense… soccer/futbol is a flowing sport… players need to be coached on the various flowing patterns…

    …and how to play the game on a field with 3 zones… back 3rd, middle 3rd, front 3rd… learn how to use the touch-line advantageously… switch alignments, strategy at moments notice, etc…

    EHS had a couple well-played through balls for goals, but the defense was flat-footed and appeared discombobulated, out of position, not marking attackers, nor playing heads-up with regard to field position and backside awareness… thinking SB can do much better next go-around, halve the total goals allowed…

      • Glory Days, it was a false arrest…no slamming of hand, that is assault and battery…clearly… and, the neighbor visibly was bleeding prior to the incident…why… because she cut hwr own hand to attempt yet another set-up for previously having ran Henchy down with a motor vehicle, leaving Henchy lying in the driveway injured… she got caught with A/V, and lying to her insurance carrier when Henchy sent in the factual evidence…

        Further, the accuser signed an agreement that allowed the actions on-site. Totally get it though, something else ya do not like, and so parroting a false arrest is your method.

        The real abuse is the lack of integrity and professionalism by media to report facts, but hey, everyone in politics is scared that Henchy will do the right thing, and that shoulder-rubbers locally who do bad, get punished…


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