BOYS SOCCER — League frontrunners both win as race remains tight

File photo – Action from the Arcata and Eureka game earlier this week.

The race for the H-DNL championship in boys soccer remains in the balance, as both frontrunners won on Thursday night.

The league-leading Arcata Tigers defeated Fortuna 4-2, while Eureka got the better of St. Bernard’s 3-0 with some freshmen stepping up in the win.

With just three games remaining, Arcata (7-0-2) holds a slender lead over Eureka (6-0-3) at the top of the standings, with the latter’s tie against Fortuna earlier in league play the only difference.

After what head coach John Davidson described as a disappointing performance against Eureka on Tuesday evening, the Tigers responded with a better performance while taking care of Fortuna.

Ethan Gyenis had a hat trick in the win and also assisted on the other goal.

Kayin Kloberdanz also scored and had an assist, while Josiah Gomez added an assist.

“Hats off to Arcata, they played well tonight,” Fortuna head coach Daniel Holmes said.

Jesus Herrera and Cody Colins each scored for the Huskies, who dropped to 5-3-1.

Two young Loggers, meanwhile, had strong performances against St. Bernard’s as they continue to gain valuable experience.

Right back Maddox Distefano and center back Carter Hernandez, each of whom are freshmen, both had big games in defense and took full advantage of their opportunities.

Hernandez played well alongside Joe Morris.

Arcata now has remaining games at Del Norte and South Fork and at home to McKinleyville, while Eureka’s remaining games are at Fortuna, at home to South Fork and at Del Norte.

Categories: Arcata, Eureka, Fortuna, Soccer

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  1. Hey, St. Bernard’s only allowed 3 goals… 300%+ less than the last get-together with EHS…

    …defense… can’t implore enough…

    Gotta mark the AHS player EG… a rover on defense…a stopper/defensive midfielder…

    Or, run the italian alignment 3-5-2 with aggressive wing backs who move forward or tuck back on defense line…

    Or, run a 4-5-1 counterattack style with a speedy striker…frustrates the opponent, and if the counterattacks are successful, the heavy defense should thwart any attacks…but the striker is key…fast speed and ball control, holding ball when no clean break aways materialize, help pull team forward into middle 3rd defending…

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