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Thornburg's goal propels Columbus North boys soccer past Southport
September 27, 2013Columbus North High School
INDIANAPOLIS -- Junior Brayton Thornburg lofted a long lob that went into went into the goal in the 77th minute Thursday evening (Sept. 26), lifting the Columbus North boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory at Southport.
Senior Will Bridgeman also scored in the fourth minute for the Class 2A No. 1 Bull Dogs, who improved to 11-0-1 overall and 4-0-0 in Conference Indiana. Senior Andre Abedian's laser-beam throw-in assisted Bridgeman's goal.
CN held the 1-0 lead much of the way until Southport's VanSui Lian notched an unassisted goal in the 68th minute. Thornburg then broke the deadlock with his goal with just more than three minutes to go.
Senior Matt Verplank played the entire game in goal for the Bull Dogs, making two saves as Columbus North outshot the Cardinals 9-5.
Southport won the JV game 3-0. CN freshman Mark Tabor made seven saves, while sophomore Preston Grimes notched four saves.
Columbus North returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday (Sept. 27) when it faces Perry Meridian in its CI finale at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex. The Bull Dogs follow by hosting Seymour at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the Wigh Complex.
At Mary Bryan Elementary School, Indianapolis
Columbus North .............. 1 1 -- 2
Southport ......................... 0 1 -- 1
CN -- Will Bridgeman (Andre Abedian), 4th minute
S -- VanSui Lian (unassisted), 68th minute
CN -- Brayton Thornburg (unassisted), 77th minute