South Fork’s boys’ soccer team lost two games last week, 4-0 to McKinleyville and 2-1 to Eureka, bringing their season record to 2-6-1.
After playing Mack to a scoreless tie earlier in the season the Cubs had hopes for a better result against the Panthers this time, and had several excellent chances in the first half but could not convert. The frustration caused the Cubs to play a little frantically and McKinleyville took advantage of the situation.
Head coach Justin Gyenis said, "It was probably one of the most evenly contested 4-0 games I have ever seen."
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On Saturday the Cubs came out very composed and determined against Eureka who had handed South Fork a 5-0 loss earlier in the season in Eureka. South Fork dominated possession in the first half but squandered their finishing chances.
Junior Eli Kahan controlled the midfield and seniors Mike Harrison, Kyle Wescott and Andres Alatorre held the defensive line, repeatedly catching Logger forwards off-side.
After a scoreless first half, the Cubs continued to control the pace of the game, but it was Eureka who finally found the back of the net first. When Eureka scored again, South Fork showed determination and senior forward Cristian Alatorre scored on a header just before the final whistle.
Coach Gyenis had praise for senior Goalie Elijah Ahola, "He came up with key saves throughout the game."
This week the Cubs will travel to Fortuna on Saturday for an 11 a.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF HEATHER SALOMON
1. Senior Andres Alatorre, #10, heads the ball during play against Eureka on Saturday.
2. Sophomore Connor Messenger with the ball in their game against Eureka.
3. Junior mid fielder Eli Kahan, #8, works to keep the ball away from Eureka.