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Columbus North girls soccer opens season with two victories
August 26, 2013Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Senior Katie Carlson posted a pair of hat tricks Saturday (Aug. 24), and the Columbus North girls soccer team started its season in strong fashion with two victories in the seventh annual District 5 Tournament.
Carlson scored the Bull Dogs' first three goals of the season in the team's 8-0 triumph over New Albany in the opener at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex. The Xavier recruit added three more goals in a 7-0 win over Jennings County.
"I was extremely happy with how we played," CN coach Derek Stewart said. "We came out aggressive, especially in the first game. We played hard and had good shape. We played well."
Senior Gabby Sims contributed three goals and four assists over both games, while freshman Natalie Teo, junior Lauren Britt, freshman Addy Lang, senior Hannah Bailey, senior Haley Meek and sophomore Katie Carlson notched one goal apiece.
Junior Claire Chambers added two assists against Jennings County, while Lang, Bailey, Meek, Kenadie Carlson and junior Riley Perry each produced one assist over the two games.
Freshman Charlotte Verbanic was the goalkeeper for all of both games, recording a pair of shutouts. The CN defense did not allow New Albany a shot, while Verbanic had one save against Jennings County.
At the JV level, East Central defeated Columbus North 4-0 in CN's first game. The Bull Dogs recovered to beat Madison 4-0 in their second game. Junior Micah Shoaf scored twice, while freshmen Chloe Chambers and Vivian Avila each tallied once in the latter game. Sophomore Dianna Ruiz-Knox notched one assist, and three were unassisted goals.
Columbus North returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Aug. 26) when it faces Southport at Mary Bryan Elementary School in Indianapolis. The Bull Dogs follow by hosting Bloomington North at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 28) at the Richard Wigh Soccer Complex.
District 5 Tournament
At Richard Wigh Soccer Complex
New Albany .......... 0 0 -- 0
Columbus North .... 4 4 -- 8
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (Gabby Sims), 11th minute
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (Gabby Sims), 13th minute
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (Riley Perry), 29th minute
CN -- Gabby Sims (unassisted), 30th minute
CN -- Gabby Sims (Addy Lang), 45th minute
CN -- Gabby Sims (Kenadie Carlson), 48th minute
CN -- Natalie Teo (unassisted), 64th minute
CN -- Lauren Britt (Hannah Bailey), 78th minute
Jennings County.... 0 0 -- 0
Columbus North .... 4 3 -- 7
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (unassisted), 3rd minute
CN -- Addy Lang (Gabby Sims), 9th minute
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (unassisted), 14th minute
CN -- Hannah Bailey (Claire Chambers), 29th minute
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (Gabby Sims), 49th minute
CN -- Haley Meek (Claire Chambers), 55th minute
CN -- Katie Carlson (Haley Meek), 67th minute