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Fortuna >> The goal of Fortuna head coach Daniel Holmes entering the 2017 soccer campaign was to try and build back up what the Huskies have had over the past handful of seasons.
He had plenty of new pieces to the puzzle and lots of voids to try and fill.
With its 3 0 win over Del Norte on Wednesday evening, Fortuna is on the brink doing the same exact thing as it did this time last year capture the Humboldt Del Norte League title in undefeated fashion.
The Huskies, who improved to 15 0 1 on the season and 10 0 1 in league play with the victory, can clinch at least a share of the league title with a win over McKinleyville on Saturday and claim the outright title four days later against South Fork.
you would have asked me two months ago about where we be at, I would have hoped it would be here, Holmes said. think they coming along. It just now . keep building, keep building, keep building. was certainly one thing being built in quick order against the Warriors on Wednesday the Huskies shot count.
It took all of two minutes for Fortuna to get a pair of corner kick opportunities, while the Huskies racked up six shots within the first 12 minutes of the game.
The Huskies finished with a commanding 30 6 advantage in shots, with Warriors goalkeeper Jorge Landeros busy from start to finish as he made 11 saves in the game.
Fortuna scored what proved to be the game winning goal in the fourth minute, as Carlos Martinez controlled a cross from the left wing and laid it off to Luis Atilano, who then finished it calmly to put his team ahead 1 0.
But as was the case against Arcata seven days earlier, an early goal didn suddenly open the Fortuna flood gates.
Instead, Huskies sat on a 1 0 lead for the next 60 plus minutes of game time.
thought the last pass was off again, Holmes said as he compared the 1 1 draw against Arcata to Wednesday win. linked, we linked and then that last pass we either took one too many touches or there wasn enough movement to give them an option. We talked about that at half, and it was a little bit better [in the second half].
The first came in the 16th minute when a foul in the box resulted in a Warriors penalty kick.
However, instead of going to either corner with his shot, Del Norte Aaron Mignon tried to go down the middle and Fortuna keeper Cris Licona was there to make the kick save and keep the Huskies in front.
The Warriors again came close to pulling even 10 minutes later when a free kick off the right foot of Aljandro Carillo skimmed off the top of the crossbar.
knew what we were up against coming in and my boys competed. Unfortunately, we fluffed a chance to at least get it level in the first half and maybe that could have changed the tone of the game, Del Norte head coach David Sanyaolu said. told the boys coming in that we were going to play with some cushion, but we were also going to take our chances. We had a chance to tie it with the penalty, which is something we actually worked on. Sometimes things just go your way, but I can complain about the result.
Ten minutes later, it was 3 0, as Jackson Fairbanks who had pushed forward from his left back spot to play as more of a winger was on the end of Olea second assist of the second half.
Del Norte recorded only one shot which was saved by Licona after the halftime break.
[Patino], our center back, he a great player. He was with us last year and really builds us up, Fairbanks said. never played defense before, but he really helps us out and we all learning. It huge, and it really helps us out back there. Danny Penza at 707 441 0528