The Del Norte boys lost 6-3, while the girls were defeated 8-0.
The Warrior boys trailed Eureka 3-2 at the half. Del Norte got a long-range goal by Jesus Herrera and a goal by Alberto Barraza that came off a one-two pass combination assisted by Herrera.
Herrera scored again in the second half to tie the game on a through pass assisted by Jeffrey Aguilar, but the Loggers then scored three more times.
“Overall, we played well but we need to improve in defense and goal-keeping,” said coach David Sanyaolu. “I am proud of the boys as they showed a lot of plays we tried out in practice and they helped one another.”
One of Del Norte’s key players, Michael Marcinek, suffered a knee injury during the game, Sanyaolu said.
The second half brought more of the same — “we were quite aggressive in the second half,” said Byers. Unfortunately, the Loggers tallied three late goals, and the score got out of hand.
The girls are scheduled to play at St. Bernard’s on Wednesday, but that game is in question after St. Bernard’s forfeited an earlier game at Del Norte due to a lack of sufficient players.