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Perry's pair propels Columbus North past Franklin Central in girls soccer
September 5, 2013Columbus North High School
INDIANAPOLIS -- Junior Riley Perry scored a pair of unassisted goals Wednesday evening (Sept. 4) to spark the Columbus North girls soccer team to a 5-2 victory at Franklin Central.
Both of Perry's goals came on free kicks, the first in the 31st minute to give the Bull Dogs a 3-1 lead and the second in the 56th minute to provide a 4-2 advantage in the Conference Indiana encounter.
Senior Kenadie Carlson added an insurance goal in the 73rd minute as CN moved to 4-0-0 overall and 2-0-0 in league games. The Flashes dropped to 4-1-1 and 0-1-0.
Carlson contributed to the game's first marker, her corner kick leading to a goal by senior Gabby Sims in the second minute.
Franklin Central freshman Ashley Gibson tied the game with a goal in the 11th minute, but CN junior Olivia Stewart broke the deadlock by converting a feed from Sims.
Perry's first goal made it 3-1, but Flashes junior Brittany Utterback pulled her team within 3-2 with an unassisted goal in the 32nd minute. However, Perry and Carlson scored unanswered goals in the second half as Columbus North pulled away.
For the game, CN bombed FC junior goalkeeper Britni Bruno with 20 shots on goal while limiting the Flashes to just five shots on goal. Bull Dogs freshman Charlotte Verbanic made three saves.
In the JV game, freshman Claire Risley and junior Micah Shoaf each scored as Columbus North prevailed 2-0.
The Bull Dogs return to action on Saturday (Sept. 7) by competing in the Zionsville Invitational. They begin play in the event at 8 a.m. against West Lafayette. The play a second game the same day at 1:15 p.m. against Rocky River, Ohio.
At Franklin Central
Columbus North ........... 3 2 -- 5
Franklin Central ........... 2 0 -- 2
CN -- Gabby Sims (Kenadie Carlson), 2nd minute
FC -- Ashley Gibson (Katie Howard, Brittany Utterback), 11th minute
CN -- Olivia Stewart (Gabby Sims), 24th minute
CN -- Riley Perry (unassisted), 31st minute
FC -- Brittany Utterback (unassisted) 32nd minute
CN -- Riley Perry (unassisted), 56th minute
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (unassisted), 73rd minute