South Fork's girls' soccer team tied one and lost two last week to bring their early season record to 0-3-1.
On the road in McKinleyville for the Humboldt Del Norte Conference opener the Lady Cubs withstood a barrage of shooting from the Lady Panthers. However, outstanding play from senior co-captain goalie Kathy Petersen and her defensive team of fellow seniors and co-captains Kennedy Burnett and Sammy Marino along with junior Neida Alatorre and sophomore Ella Scott managed to hold McKinleyville scoreless.
The Cubs had a few chances to score but were unable to do so.
On Friday they traveled to Calistoga for a rematch of last year's North Coast Section play-off game and fell 2-0. With a goal in each half, the home team kept South Fork from scoring, despite strong pushes forward led by freshmen Victoria Van Meter, Alea Ahola and Sophie Depew.
The next morning the Cubs faced a very strong and polished Middletown, last year's section champs, and were defeated 6-0.
This week South Fork will travel to Eureka High on Wednesday evening to face the Lady Loggers and then will host Rincon Valley Christian on Saturday at 1 p.m.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF HEATHER SALOMON
Freshman Victoria Van Meter #5 keeps the ball in play during their game against McKinleyville.