Submitted photo – The Del Norte girls have won three straight games to go to 3-4 in league play.

The Fortuna girls kept their unbeaten run going with a 4-0 win over St. Bernard’s in Fortuna on Wednesday evening.

The power blackout forced the postponement of two league games, but four others went ahead.

In Crescent City, both of the Del Norte teams won a third straight game in a doubleheader against McKinleyville, with the boys winning 1-0 and the girls 2-1.

Also at Fortuna, the Huskies made it a sweep for the day with a 10-0 win over SB in boys action.

Both Eureka games at South Fork were postponed.


McKinleyville 1, Del Norte 2

The Warriors won a third straight game for the first time in several years with a big come-from-behind win over the visiting Panthers.

Del Norte was flat in the first half and trailed by a goal at the interval, but came out much stronger in the second half.

Senior Lanaeya Botelho scored both goals in the win, with an assist from freshman Jaclyn Daley on the second.  

The win comes on the heels of a 5-0 victory at South Fork last week and a 4-0 win at St. Bernard’s over the weekend, Del Norte’s longest winning streak in several years.

The Warriors, who are now 3-4 in league play, have outscored their three opponents in that spell by an impressive 11-1 margin.

Senior Lindsey Maher scored the only goal for the McKinleyville girls, who dropped to 1-5.

The Del Norte boys have now also won three straight games, improving to 3-3 in league play.

Their 1-0 win over McKinleyville follows a 2-1 win at South Fork and a 10-0 win at SB.

St. Bernard’s 0, Fortuna 4

The Huskies made it seven wins from seven league games to remain at the top of the H-DNL standings, with a huge matchup against Eureka coming up on Saturday.

Sophomore striker Kallia Yang was involved in all four goals, scoring two and assisting on two.

Aubrie Hall and Sarah Fillfoil each also netted in the win.

The Huskies are now 11-0 overall.

The Eureka girls come into Saturday’s big game at 5-1 in league play.

The game is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Fortuna High School.


Ray Hamill writes at, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.