Boys Varsity Soccer
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Senior Todd Liggett snapped a scoreless tie in the 61st minute Tuesday evening (Sept. 19), and the Columbus North boys soccer team went on to post a 2-0 triumph over Southport at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex.
Junior Alex McGill added a goal in the 77th minute, while senior Finn Anderson and Zach Friend each tallied an assist as the Bull Dogs improved to 9-4-1 overall and completed Conference Indiana play at 5-2-0.
Junior Noah Kestler made five saves en route to the shutout in goal.
The Cardinals dropped to 6-5-0 overall and 3-3-0 in league games.
For the game, CN put eight shots on goal to just five by Southport. The decision moved the Bull Dogs into a tie with Bloomington South for the CI lead with 15 points apiece. The Panthers, however, have one league game to play on Saturday (Sept. 23) against Southport. If Bloomington South wins or ties, the Panthers will capture the CI crown. If Southport wins, Columbus North and Bloomington South will share the title.
At the JV level, Boi Dot Hmung scored two goals to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 victory. Thawng Thang and Jeremy Maldonado also found the net for the visitors, while junior Fraser Swan scored for the Bull Dogs (5-5-1). Freshman Colvin Iorio made six saves in 63:30 in goal, while classmate David James grabbed one save in the final 6:30.
Columbus North returns to action on Thursday (Sept. 21) when it visits Westfield. The JV game begins at 6 p.m., and the varsity follows about 7:30 p.m.
AT RICHARD WIGH SOCCER COMPLEX
Southport …………….………… 0 0 – 0
Columbus North ……...……….. 0 2 – 2
CN – Todd Liggett (Finn Anderson), 61st minute
CN – Alex McGill (Zach Friend), 77th minute
CONFERENCE INDIANA BOYS SOCCER
Through Sept. 19
CI (W-L-T) Points
Bloomington South 5-1-0 15
Columbus North 5-2-0 15
Perry Meridian 4-2-1 13
Southport 3-3-0 9
Franklin Central 2-2-2 8
Bloomington North 2-3-1 7
Terre Haute North 2-4-1 7
Terre Haute South 0-6-1 1
3 points for a win; 1 point for a tie; 0 points for a loss.
Saturday, Sept. 23
Franklin Central at Bloomington North
Southport at Bloomington South