BSoc 1A FINAL: #5 Canterbury repeats over #6 Covenant Christian, 5-0
October 29, 2012By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Hoosier Authority
Fifth-ranked Fort Wayne Canterbury captured its second straight state title in record fashion with a 5-0 win over No. 6 Covenant Christian (Indianapolis) Oct. 27 at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium in Indianapolis.
The win gave Canterbury (16-6-1) its fifth soccer state title, tying the Cavaliers with North Central (Indianapolis) for most in state history.
Sophomore Jacob Fritz opened the scoring for the Cavaliers in the eighth minute of play with his 12th goal of the season on an assist from junior Britt Watts, his 21st. Canterbury never looked back, using a total team effort to add three more goals in the first half and another early in the second on the way to the dominating victory.
The Cavaliers utilized five different goal scorers in the game on four assists. Two of those assists came from Watts, a new 1A state finals record. Coach Greg Mauch has Canterbury to four other state championship seasons in his career (1997, 1998, 2001, 2011). He is now tied with North Central coach Jerry Little for most state titles by a coach.
Covenant Christian, led by coach Michael Johnson, was making its first state finals appearance in any sport. The Warriors finished their season at 10-13-2.
Fort Wayne Canterbury’s Moyle wins Mental Attitude Award
Chase Moyle of Fort Wayne Canterbury was named winner of the 2012 C. Eugene Cato Mental Attitude Award for Class A boys soccer by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, presented a scholarship check for $1,000 to the school in his name.
Moyle, ranked third in his class, is president of the Key Club, member of the Student Government, and serves as sports editor of the school newspaper. He has helped build houses for the homeless in Mexico and playgrounds for inner-city children in New Orleans.
The senior defender led the Cavaliers to their second consecutive state finals appearance. Named this year to the Academic All-State team, Moyle is also a four-year letterman for the Cavaliers’ basketball team.
The son of Shep and Wendy Moyle of Roanoke plans to attend Duke University next fall.
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