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Columbus North girls soccer goes 1-1 in Zionsville Invitational
September 9, 2013Columbus North High School
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Senior Kenadie Carlson scored two goals and added an assist Saturday morning (Sept. 7), helping the Columbus North girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory over West Lafayette in the opener of the Zionsville Invitational.
Rocky River (Ohio) defeated the Bull Dogs 4-0 in CN's second game later in the day.
In the opener, West Lafayette took an early lead when Hayley Karpick scored in the 14th minute. However, Carlson converted a feed from Gabby Sims to score in the 25th minute and the teams were tied 1-1 at the half.
Carlson gave the Bull Dogs the lead for good when she beat WL keeper Emily Field with an unassisted goal in the 50th minute. Sims then iced the game when she found the net by finishing off a Carlson corner kick in the 79th minute.
Freshman Charlotte Verbanic was in goal for Columbus North, recording four saves.
In the second game, Abby Elinski scored twice to spark Rocky River past the Bull Dogs. Rocky River jumped to a 2-0 advantage in the first half en route to improving its season record to 7-0-1. The Pirates tied Louisville Sacred Heart 1-1 in their other game in the Zionsville event.
Verbanic had seven saves against Rocky River for the Bull Dogs, who dropped to 5-1-0.
At the JV level, Sylvania (Ohio) Northview knocked off Columbus North 2-0 in the Bull Dogs' first game. In a second JV game, West Lafayette defeated CN 4-0.
Columbus North returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Sept. 9) when it hosts Lawrence Central at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex.
The Bull Dogs follow by hosting Bloomington North at 6 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11) in the resumption of a suspended game, also at the Wigh Complex. CN leads the Cougars 1-0 in that game with 31:17 to go in the first half.
West Lafayette ............. 1 0 -- 1
Columbus North .......... 1 2 -- 3
WL -- Hayley Karpick (unassisted), 14th minute
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (Gabby Sims), 25th minute
CN -- Kenadie Carlson (unassisted), 50th minute
CN -- Gabby Sims (Kenadie Carlson), 79th minute
Rocky River .................. 2 2 -- 4
Columbus North ......... 0 0 -- 0
RR -- McKenna Klodnick (Jillian Krebs), 3rd minute
RR -- Abby Elinski (unassisted), 25th minute
RR -- Abby Elinski (unassisted), 53rd minute
RR -- Sydney Hamker (unassisted), 67th minute