Traveling to St. Bernard’s on Wednesday the Cubs looked scattered and out of focus against the Lady Crusaders and gave up the game’s only goal 20 minutes into the second half after a fairly even battle throughout the first 60 minutes of play.
On Saturday the Cubs played a much better game against Fortuna, a Big Five school holding second place in the Humboldt Del Norte Conference. The Huskies had by far the bigger share of possession, but the lady Cubs’ defense was impenetrable for the entire first half.
Senior goalie Kathy Petersen was outstanding as none of Fortuna’s 22 shots got past her. Fortuna scored on a lucky rebound off of a missed clearance that landed at the feet of a Husky forward who poked it in. Also playing well for the Cubs were senior defenders Sammy Marino and Kennedy Burnett, junior defender Neida Alatorre and sophomore defender Ella Scott.
Freshmen Alea Ahola, Victoria Van Meter and Raya Mahony were able to get the ball forward and create a few scoring threats. Freshmen midfielders Noelia Alatorre, Sophia Depew, Madisyn Salomon and Izzabella Hawkins played important parts in the cohesive effort that won praise from opposing coach Kathleen Lynch.
The young team is beginning to show signs of a promising future. This week they will face Del Norte on the road on Wednesday and then host St.