The Eureka Loggers’ chances of winning a league title in boys soccer took a big hit on Thursday after they tied South Fork 2-2 at Albee Stadium.
The result means the Arcata Tigers are now firmly in the driver’s seat in the race for the league title as we head into the final week of action.
The Loggers are now 7-0-4 in league play with one game remaining, while Arcata is 7-0-2 with three games remaining.
The visitors enjoyed the better possession in the opening half and led 2-1 at the interval, before the home players stepped up their game in the second half and tied things up.
“The second half we improved, but it was a little too late,” Eureka head coach Eddie Garcia said. “We were very wasteful with our chances and South Fork put theirs away. We just didn’t show up to play and South Fork definitely did, so huge congrats to them. Their team played with a lot of heart.”
Garcia and his players will now be hoping the Cubs can do them a favor and get a result when they host Arcata on Tuesday night.
The Loggers’ lone remaining game is at Del Norte next Thursday, while Arcata plays at Del Norte on Saturday and closes out against South Fork and McKinleyville (Thursday).
“The result hurts but we take today as a learning opportunity that will only make this team stronger,” Garcia said.
Ean Savage and Makai Dennon each scored for Eureka.
South Fork males and females teams are impressing this season, playing mostly close games.
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