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Columbus North tops Bloomington South 4-1 in boys soccer regional semifinal
October 18, 2013Columbus North High School
COLUMBUS, Ind. -- Senior Keaton Voegerl scored two goals and classmates Will Bridgeman and Parker Hirsch each added one Thursday evening (Oct. 17), lifting the Columbus North boys soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Bloomington South in the semifinals of the Columbus North Regional.
Senior Andre Abedian provided three assists and senior Riley Belding offered two more as the Class 2A No. 1 Bull Dogs (18-0-1) moved into the regional final at 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 19) against East Central (14-5-1), a 4-1 winner over Connersville in the opening semifinal.
Bridgeman broke the ice against Bloomington South, finishing a beautiful play on a re-start in the 10th minute at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex. Belding began the play on a free kick that Abedian headed to Bridgeman, who deposited the ball past Panthers goalkeeper Ryan Yohn and into the net.
Voegerl scored the next two goals for the Bull Dogs. The first, off a feed from Abedian in the 28th minute, was a bouncer to the left corner from about 15 yards in front of the right post. The second, off a pass from Belding, was a crisp shot from about 10 yards away as he approached the left post.
Hirsch completed the CN scoring in the 60th minute. Abedian again started the play, and senior Jerrett Stark one-touched it to Hirsch about 15 yards in front of the right post. Hirsch then struck a low-liner past Yohn to put the game out of reach.
The Panthers (12-9) did find the range in the 79th minute when senior Grant Dingman arched a shot from about 25 yards that soared over Bull Dogs goalkeeper Ben Davis, scraped the crossbar and went into the net.
Columbus North senior Matt Verplank played the first 67 minutes in goal, making one save. Davis played the final 13 minutes and also made one save.
The regional winner advances to the Evansville Semistate on Saturday, Oct. 26. The CN Regional winner will play the North Central Regional winner in one semifinal and the Washington Regional winner will face the Mt. Vernon (Fortville) Regional winner in the other. Both semistate semifinal games begin at noon CT (1 p.m. ET).
At Richard Wigh Soccer Complex
Bloomington South ............... 0 1 -- 1
Columbus North .................... 2 2 -- 4
CN -- Will Bridgeman (Andre Abedian, Riley Belding), 10th minute
CN -- Keaton Voegerl (Andre Abedian), 28th minute
CN -- Keaton Voegerl (Riley Belding), 44th minute
CN -- Parker Hirsch (Jerrett Stark, Andre Abedian), 60th minute
BS -- Grant Dingman (unassisted), 79th minute