By Ray Hamill — The Arcata Tigers and Fortuna Huskies both won their opening games at the McKinleyville Invitational Soccer Tournament early Friday afternoon.
Both games were decided by the narrowest of margins, with the Tigers edging Eureka 3-2 and the Huskies defeating Del Norte 1-0.
As usual, the Arcata and Eureka showdown was an exciting one and went right down the wire.
Kieren Wolfe and Hernandez each also scored for Arcata.
Trenton Gerber and Will Mooney both scored for Eureka, the latter coming in the dying minutes to pull the Loggers within one and setting up an exciting finish.
The win was the second straight for the Tigers, who improved to 2-2 on the young season.
The Loggers dropped to 1-4, but they have been competitive in all five of their games.
Aristeo Herrera converted from the spot for Fortuna.
The two-day tournament features eight teams and will continue later on Friday afternoon, with games at 3 and 6 p.m..
For more information about the tournament, see Panthers get set to host eight-team MIST this weekend …