Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer·
East Central High School Soccer Varsity Boys falls to Columbus North High School 0-1
Soccer Varsity Boys
The East Central Trojans played a tough matchup against the Columbus North Bulldogs last night. With North coming in pre-season ranked top in the state and in the top 50 nationally after their state championship in 2012, the Trojans knew it was going to be a tough fight. The first half was controlled by North as they continuously pressed the Trojans defensive third, but the old bend but don’t break rule applied. The Trojans defense of Devin Richter, Britton Wess and Adam Huntington held on tight and was also helped by some wide shots from the Bulldogs. Keeper Jacob Zengerling also helped keep the Trojans alive as he made some great 1v1 saves along with key balls won in the air. With less than 1 minute left a ball had found its way through the defense and into the back of the net for the Bulldogs. Ethan Smith scored the goal for the Bulldogs. From the start of the second half the Trojans took the offensive. The Trojans came out inspired and a lot more physical on the ball. The boys stepped it up with their play and started creating scoring chances of their own. The Bulldogs had two players go down with serious injuries 10 minutes into the half and we of course wish those kids the best and a speedy recovery. The Trojans regrouped and started to put some passes together. In about the last 10 minutes of the game the Trojans pressed hard and had the North defense on their heels but just couldn’t find the equalizer they were looking for. All in all it was a good night for the Trojans as the kids battled through the game and found the heart and desire that was needed to play with top competition. Head Coach B.J. Black was all around pleased with the effort from the boys and is excited about the future for the team as they work towards the State Tournament. The boys take on the Columbus East Olympians at Columbus tomorrow night come out and see these boys play, you won’t be disappointed!