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Columbus North boys soccer wins one, ties one at Canterbury Invitational
September 22, 2013Columbus North High School
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Senior Parker Hirsch scored two goals and added two assists Saturday (Sept. 21), leading the Columbus North boys soccer team to a 6-0 victory over Homestead in the opener of the Fort Wayne Canterbury Invitational.
The Class 2A No. 1 Bull Dogs followed with a 1-1 draw against Valparaiso.
Hirsch put CN on the board against Homestead, scoring in the eighth minute off an assist from junior Brayton Thornburg. He scored again in the 23rd minute, converting a feed from junior Ed Meyer, while offering assists in 20th minute to senior Andre Abedian and in the 57th minute to senior Keaton Voegerl.
Abedian added a second goal in the 48th minute, Voegerl assisting on that tally. And sophomore Alex Davidson notched his first varsity goal in the 36th minute, senior Riley Belding setting the stage for that moment.
Seniors Matt Verplank and Ben Davis each played one half in goal against the Spartans (8-3-3). Verplank started and had four saves in the opening 40 minutes. Davis followed and had two saves in the second 40 minutes.
In CN's second game, senior Ethan Smith scored off an assist from Belding in the sixth minute. However, the Vikings (7-2-2) were able to counter that goal in the 59th minute and neither team could find the net over the final 21 minutes. Valpo did have a shot go off a goalpost late in the game.
Verplank played the entire Valparaiso game in goal, recording nine saves.
Columbus North (9-0-1) returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 24) when it hosts Bloomington South in Conference Indiana game. The Bull Dogs follow by facing Southport at 7:30 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 26) in another league game at Mary Bryan Elementary School in Indianapolis.
At Fort Wayne Canterbury
Homestead ............. 0 0 -- 0
Columbus North ...... 4 2 -- 6
CN -- Parker Hirsch (Brayton Thornburg), 8th minute
CN -- Andre Abedian (Parker Hirsch), 20th minute
CN -- Parker Hirsch (Ed Meyer), 23rd minute
CN -- Alex Davidson (Riley Belding), 36th minute
CN -- Andre Abedian (Keaton Voegerl), 48th minute
CN -- Keaton Voegerl (Parker Hirsch), 57th minute
Valparaiso .............. 0 1 -- 1
Columbus North ...... 1 0 -- 1
CN -- Ethan Smith (Riley Belding), 6th minute
V -- goal info not available, 59th minute