By Ray Hamill — The H-DNL is guaranteed a sweep of the North Coast Section titles in fall girls soccer for the second straight year.
Just one day after St. Bernard’s won their third straight Division-3 section crown, a quartet of H-DNL teams qualified for the Division-1 semifinals, meaning the championship will be staying in Humboldt County.
Even more impressive, all four of them won their respective games with a shutout.
On Saturday afternoon, the No. 3 seeded Arcata girls defeated Clear Lake 6-0.
On Saturday night, the Fortuna Huskies, who are seeded No. 7, knocked off No. 2 Credo on the road by a score of 5-0, while the No. 5 McKinleyville Panthers won 2-0 at No. 4 Middletown.
Those results set up a pair of all-local semifinals on Wednesday.
The Loggers will host McKinleyville at 7 p.m., while a time and location has yet to be finalized for the Arcata/Fortuna showdown.
The Loggers are the defending NCS champions.