BOYS SOCCER — Another busy day for the H-DNL teams

Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Action from Saturday’s game between the Tigers and Panthers at Arcata.

Arcata ended McKinleyville’s three-game winning streak in dominating fashion on Saturday, running out to a 6-2 victory at Arcata High.

The win lifts the Tigers to 3-1-1 in league play and keeps the pressure on leaders Fortuna.

The Huskies also won on Saturday, defeating South Fork 11-0, while Del Norte posted a second straight win, beating Eureka 1-0.

The influential Izaiah Grosveld continues to have a big impact for the Tigers and was involved in four of his team’s goals, netting twice and assisting on two.

Jullian Gillespie also had two goals, with Cruz Aguilar Miner and Kieryn Wolfe each scoring one.

Aguilar Miner, Edwin Arguelles-Diaz and Daniel Hernandez each also had an assist.

Wolfe had a big game in defense and helped set the tempo for his team.

“He was able to read the moments of the game we needed to step into a higher pressure position on the field, which was one of our main goals,” Arcata head coach John Davidson said.

Gaelen Creighton and Andy Garcia both scored for the Panthers, who dropped to 3-3 in league play.

The goal was the first for Creighton, who is a freshman and is quickly establishing himself as a key member of the team.

“Even in a large defeat he has been improving by the game and has consistently been one of our best one-versus-one defenders,” McKinleyville head coach Ryne Deppe said.

Garcia also had a big performance in defense and “had his best game in a MHS jersey,” according to his coach.

Saxon Taylor scored the only goal of the game from the edge of the box in Crescent City, as the Warriors improved to 3-2 in league play.

“The game was a high intensity one from start to finish from both teams,” Del Norte head coach David Sanyaolu said. “I thought my boys played very well and were in control for most of the game, but credit to Eureka for playing a great game as well.”

The loss was the second straight for the Loggers, who dropped to 2-2-1 in league play.

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  1. Properly equipped getting better, but:

    head bands on Arcata players should all be the same… black, white or orange…tacky equipment look to boot

    black long-sleeve undergarment GOOD!

    MACK players GOOD on white headbands

    Mack player with gloves illegally equipped – temperatures did not reasonably allow for an exception to being properly equipped… tacky equipment look to boot

    Arcata player with illegal leg undergarment, must be same as shorts and only 1 color. Tacky equipment look to boot.

    Picture of player with eyewear – only ref can validate legal/not legal at the time of contest.

    Purely judging that the season is near half completed, and improperly equipped players still abound, it shows all authoritative participants do not RESPECT THE GAME… it shows players are uneducated by the school system and their authority figures…

    …and are not that knowledgeable on the game…like a spanish teacher who knows very little spanish…

    Que tenga un buen día

  2. …and the wrappings around socks…improperly equipped…all sock wrappings must match socks…

    Have any coaches or players been cautioned yet for being improperly/illegally equipped?🤷‍♂️🤔

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