South Fork’s boys’ soccer team lost two matches last week, falling to Fortuna 6-3 on Wednesday and to Del Norte 3-0 on Saturday.
League leading Fortuna went up 4-0 on the Cubs in the first half but South Fork did not go down without a fight. The Cubs scored just seconds into the second half with a goal by senior forward Cristian Alatorre off of a through ball from senior Dustyn Salomon.
The Cubs scored twice more in the half, once on another goal by Alatorre, this time assisted by junior Michael Harrison, and finally on a strike by junior Robbie Anderson late in the game. In their efforts to push forward South Fork’s vulnerability at the back was exposed and Fortuna scored twice despite an outstanding performance in goal y senior Jesus Lopez.
Nevertheless, the Cubs "won" the second half 3-2, no small feat against the best team in the league.
On Saturday under a downpour with the center of the field a swampy mess the Cubs fell to Del Norte 3-0. The field conditions proved to be lucky for the visiting Warriors and unlucky for the home side. South Fork had its share of possession but could not find the back of the net.
Head coach Justin Gyenis had praise for junior Eli Kahan playing his first full match on the back line of the defense and for sophomore Connor Messenger whose composure was a steadying influence in the frustrating conditions.
This week the Cubs will travel to Mendocino on Monday afternoon and to Arcata for a 5 p.m.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF HEATHER SALOMON
1. Junior Robbie Anderson makes the third goal for the Cubs. The other two goals were made by senior Cristian Alatorre.
2. Junior Eli Kahan, #8, who made lots of great saves for the Cubs in the game showing his awesome ball control.
3. Sophomore Jorin Eddy, #18, gets ready to kick the ball down the wing.