South Fork’s boys’ soccer team won once and lost twice last week, bringing their record to 3-9-1. The Cubs are undefeated against small schools, which should help them earn a good seed in the North Coast Section post-season tournament.
South Fork’s offense came alive in the 5-1 win over Potter Valley at home on Monday. The match was uncomfortably even throughout the first half, but junior forward Robert Anderson knocked in a top corner shot to relieve some of the pressure the visitors were exerting on the Cubs.
In the second half Potter became tired and frustrated and the Cubs took advantage by putting on an offensive show with 4 more goals, two by senior Cristian Alatorre and one each by junior midfielder Eli Kahan and senior fullback Andres Alatorre.
The Boys scored first against the Warriors in Crescent City, but the home side equalized on a penalty kick given for a handball in the box. The score was tied 1-1 at the half and South Fork came out hungry for more in the second half.
Senior forward Cristian Alatorre missed a header by inches as the ball ricocheted off the post when he redirected a corner kick. In the moment of disappointment following the miss Del Norte countered swiftly and scored. They scored again within moments and suddenly the score was 3-1.
South Fork could not contain the revitalized Warrior attack and Del Norte scored twice more in the half. South Fork senior Elijah Ahola angled a bullet into the side netting late in the game to make the final 5-2.
On Saturday the Cubs hosted Arcata and fell 5-1. The score was 2-0 at the half. Anderson scored the lone Cubs goal toward the end of the game.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF SUZANNE VAN METER
Sophomore Conner Messenger launches vertical to stop a Del Norte attach for goal.