Del Norte

No separating Warriors, Wildcats in Crescent City

Submitted photo – The three Schaad sisters have all played a key role for the Del Norte Warriors this season.

The Del Norte Warriors and Ferndale Wildcats tied 0-0 in Crescent City in Little 4 girls soccer on Tuesday.

Both defenses played well in the scoreless showdown, with three sisters in particular shining for the home team.

Senior Channey, a defender, and juniors Lilly and KaLynn Schaad, both midfielders, all have played a pivotal role for the Del Norte girls all season.

“All three of them give 110 percent to the team,” Del Norte head coach Cyndi Hansen said of the hard-working and talented trio. “They are consistent, helpful, positive, trustworthy and willing to provide any and all support to the team.

“They are amazing to watch and coach.”

Up front Alexis Aguirre continued to be the team’s chief goal threat and had a few attempts on goal but was unable to get the breakthrough score.

The Cats, meanwhile, saw their chances of winning a league title take a hit and fell three points behind St. Bernard’s in the standings with just two games remaining.

The Ferndale girls have had to battle injuries late in the season, including losing goalkeeper Tinnley Pidgeon.

And a forced switch to the lineup hasn’t helped.

“Tonight wasn’t our best performance,” Ferndale head coach Bailey Davy said. “There were moments of great soccer being played but collectively our game was flat and lacked intensity.”

The Cats had trouble piecing together threatening attacks but the team defense was solid once again with Regan Russ anchoring the unit.

The Cats will return home to host South Fork on senior day on Thursday and they are hoping for a big home crowd.

“We would love to have a full crowd to support our team and our senior girls on a great season so far,” Davy said.

Next up for Del Norte is a trip to St. Bernard’s on Friday.

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