South Fork’s girls’ soccer team lost one and won one last week, bringing their season record to 1-5-2.
The Fortuna Huskies beat South Fork 5-0 Wednesday night in Miranda. South Fork had an own goal, poor defensive play led to another Huskies score, and a steady attack produced two more goals before half time. The Cubs tightened up their defense in the second half and only allowed one more goal.
Senior co-captain and goalie Kathy Petersen had a half dozen great saves to limit the damage.
On Saturday the Cubs got their first win of the season, 1-0 over Del Norte. The play was end to end during the first half but it was the Cubs who scored about twenty minutes into the game when senior forward Brianna Finney crossed the ball to freshman winger Alea Ahola who slotted it past the keeper for her first high school goal.
In the second half the Cubs dominated possession and pressed hard but the muddy conditions made good touches difficult and South Fork was denied an insurance goal. A number of Cubs had strong performances on the day. Finney was crucial to maintaining possession, freshman Raya Mahony was another offensive standout, and senior co-captain and defender Sammy Marino and junior fullback Neida Alatorre kept the Cub defense impenetrable, as Del Norte did not have a single shot in the game.
This week the Cubs will travel to Arcata for a 5:00 p.m. game on Wednesday and then will travel to Ferndale on Saturday for a 1:00 p.m. game.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF HEATHER SALOMON
1. A muddy, but very happy team after their win against Del Norte.
2. Freshman Noelia Alatorre, #26, makes a run with the ball up the field.
3. Freshman defender Madisyn Salomon controls the ball.