Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Fortuna’s Sarah Hohman in action against Eureka on Saturday.

The Fortuna boys secured their seventh straight league title outright with a 3-2 win at Eureka on Saturday.

The Huskies, who have dominated North Coast soccer for much of the past decade are one game from closing out league play undefeated.

The Loggers pushed them, however, closing the gap to one goal and almost tying things up a late David Parra free kick that hit the crossbar.

“We felt we deserved a bit more, but that’s the game,” Eureka head coach Eddie Garcia said. “Congrats to (Coach Daniel) Holmes and Fortuna for winning league.”

Sergio Marques, Junior Cruz and Geovaney Ramirez each scored for the league champs, who will kick off the defense of their North Coast Section title in two weeks.

“It was a pretty exciting game. I’m proud of them,” Holmes said of his league-winning players.

Parra gave the Loggers an early lead from the penalty spot, before the Huskies scored three unanswered goals.

Joshua Manson pulled Eureka back within one.

The Fortuna girls also secured at least a share of the girls H-DNL crown.

Arcata 2, Del Norte 2

Jack Taylor scored two second-half goals to help Arcata fight back from a two-goal halftime deficit.

The Tigers are now 6-2-3, while Del Norte is now 6-3-2, giving Arcata the edge for second place in the standings with one game remaining.

The tie keeps the Warriors undefeated in seven straight games.


Arcata 6, Del Norte 0

The Tigers got goals from five different players and assists from three others in a balanced team performance in Crescent City on Saturday.

Bailey Cherms netted twice in the win, while Michaela Macdonald, Zakiya Elloway, Gabriela Davidson and Gracie Townsend each also scored for the 8-3 Tigers.

Macdonald, Townsend, Thea Trout, Jocelyn Bliven and Linda Carlson each had an assist.

St. Bernard’s 1, McKinleyville 2

No one celebrated senior day better than Katelyn Murphy, who scored her first ever high school goal in her final home game.

And it was a beauty, with Murphy netting from 25-plus yards out on a free kick.

Sofia Reyes also scored for the Panthers, off an assist from Mackenzie Bray.

The win keeps the Panthers’ playoff hopes alive.

Shelby Jordan scored for the Crusaders off an assist from Rachel Rodrigues.


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