The Del Norte boys’ soccer team rebounded from its first loss of the season at the hands of the Fortuna Huskies to post two more Humboldt-Del Norte League victories this week, both on the road. The Warriors defeated the South Fork Cubs by a 5-1 score at South Fork High School in Miranda on Saturday, October 13, and followed that up with a 6-1 win over the St Bernard’s Crusaders at St Bernard’s High School in Eureka on Wednesday October 17. Chase Gardner scored two goals, while Rotah Shorty added a goal and an assist in the win over the Cubs. The Warriors carried their momentum into the match against the Crusaders, tallying five first half goals en route to the victory.
The Warrior girls’ soccer team also had its share of good fortune this week, as they also traveled to Miranda to take on South Fork, where they completed the two-game season sweep of the Cubs with a dramatic 3-2 victory. Lanaeya Botehlo tallied all three goals for the Warriors in the victory, as the Warriors came from behind on two separate occasions to capture the victory. Both the Warrior boys’ and girls’ soccer teams will close out their respective regular seasons Saturday, October 20 when they travel to Fortuna to take on the Huskies.
The Del Norte girls’ tennis team snapped its Humboldt-Del Norte League losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Eureka Loggers Saturday, October 13 at Eureka High School. Jasmine Pearson, Danika Scott and Aliyah Rafalowski each won their respective singles matches for the Warriors, while Pearson and Scott teamed up to win their No. 1 doubles match as well.
The Warriors returned home Tuesday, where they fell to the Humboldt-Del Norte League leading Arcata Tigers by a 6-3 margin. The home team got off to a quick start, as the duo of Pearson and Scott along with the tandem of Rafalowski and Emily Feeney were each victorious in doubles action, but the Tigers captured six of the final seven matches, including five of six singles contests, to come away with the overall team win. Del Norte will now travel to Fortuna Saturday, October 20, to compete in the Humboldt-Del Norte League singles championships. Although the Warriors will be the host team, matches will be played at Fortuna High School.
After dropping its second consecutive Big Five Conference match in a five-set marathon at Arcata High against the Tigers Thursday, October 4, the Del Norte varsity volleyball team wasted little time in returning back to the court. The Warriors traveled to Coos Bay Saturday, October 6 to compete in the one-day Marshfield Tournament where they faced quality competition throughout the day, and wound up finishing as the runner-up in the consolation bracket.
The Warriors began the day by splitting two sets apiece against both South Medford (23-25, 25-20) and North Valley (25-19, 19-25), before dropping two straight sets to Cottage Grove by scores of 25-14, 25-20 to end pool play. With limited rest for the proverbial weary, the Warriors began bracket play with a 25-20, 26-24 victory over Sutherlin and then defeated Siuslaw 25-22, 25-17 to advance into the championship match of the consolation bracket.
In that championship match, the Warriors faced Coquille where they captured the first set of the best of three match by a margin of 27-25 before dropping the next two sets 25-18, 15-10.
The Warriors then returned to Thunen Gymnasium Tuesday, October 16, where they improved to 4-3 in the Big Five Conference with a 25-8, 25-15, 25-15 victory over the McKinleyville Panthers. The Warriors will close out their regular season Thursday when they play host to the Fortuna Huskies on what will be Senior Night for Kaleya Sanchez, Skylar Throop, Katherine Martinez, Shelby Horner, Dora Castillo, Ashley Wheelon and Paula Mello.
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