Del Norte

LITTLE 4 SOCCER — Cats win big; Warriors, Crusaders tie

File photo – South Fork’s Jalynn Worswick

The Ferndale Wildcats got their biggest win in league play on Wednesday evening, while the Del Norte Warriors defense stepped up again with a second straight shutout at St. Bernard’s.

At Ferndale, the Wildcats remained unbeaten in the Little 4 with a 7-1 win over a South Fork team that showed a lot of improvement despite the final score.

At St. Bernard’s, the Crusaders were held to a 0-0 tie against the Warriors, who stretched their unbeaten run to three straight.

“We had our chances tonight, but hats off to the defensive line and goalie for Del Norte,” St. Bernard’s head coach Brian Finck said. “They played well.”

Deja Payne got the shutout in goal for the Warriors, who have now held the top two teams in league scoreless in back-to-back games.

The Del Norte back line of Hollyn Wakefield, Hale Moerke, Aurora Mitchell and Kalyn Schaad held firm, with a strong showing also from the midfield trio of Channey Schaad, Lilly Schaad and Teexeeshe Scott.

With the split, St. Bernard’s is now 3-1-1 in league play and Del Norte is 1-2-2.

The Ferndale girls, meanwhile, improved to 3-0-2 with their big win.

No stats were immediately available for the Cats.

A young Cubs team, meanwhile, continued to show signs of improvement and responded well to a disappointing showing in a loss at St. Bernard’s over the weekend.

“Some stuff is really starting to click with these young players,” head coach Ann Constantino said. “They just went out and played with great spirit and heart. I was just really proud of some of the progress we’ve made.”

Junior Caidence Young “had a fantastic game,” according to the coach, as did freshmen Cynthia Navarrete and Kara Worswick, while sisters Jalynn and Kara Worswick both had strong performances in midfield.

“It was a good team effort,” said Constantino, who had no substitutes available, meaning al 11 players had to play the full 80 minutes.

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  1. Defense, defense, defense…keeps ya in the game…

    South Fork with no subs, ouch… doesn’t matter which teams that occurs, it is rough all-around.

    Words of encouragement says, “learning how to play on different field sizes is part of the game.” Ferndale typucally has the smallest field in league, with the Fairground animal pen barns on one side, and a residential fenceline on the otherside literally 5-6 feet off the touchline. The field is also a bit bumpy from gophers.

    Of course, if Ferndale now plays within the horse race track or over at the middle school, or elsewhere…and now has a larger field, then that’s good.

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