Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · East Central High School Soccer Varsity Boys falls to Columbus North High School 0-1

Sport Soccer Varsity Boys
Home Score 1 Away Score 0
Game Recap
The Trojans competed in the Regional Championship Saturday afternoon against heavily favored Columbus North. The Trojans came into the game with a defensive mindset and knowing that it would take every bit of determination they had to pull of the upset against undefeated and defending state champs Columbus North. The game started out much as the Trojans had expected, North was dominating time of possession and shots on goal but the defense was living up to the task. They handled the pressure well and became a sort of menace to the Bulldogs. Then the lone goal came at the 6:47 mark as Smith got free on the backside and hit a goal from just a top the 6. That made it 1-0 for the first half. The Trojans would not lie down though. They came out with a determination to not have their season end here. The play in the second half was a lot more back and forth than the first and the Trojans created a couple chances but just couldn’t score the matching goal. The last 10 minutes the men had the Bulldogs on their heels and played all the way to the horn. The game ended with a 1-0 victory for the Bulldogs and the Trojans season had come to an end. “I am extremely proud of these young men and what we have accomplished this season. Our schedule was the toughest it had ever been throughout the year and we played well the entire season. We knew with the Bulldogs being ranked #13 nationally that this was not going to be easy. The boys played with heart through the entire 80 minutes and played very well together. In the end all you can ask is for them to give it their all and they did just that. We wish the seniors the best in their future plans and hope that our returnees can learn from the dedication and leadership that they have shown. Thank you to the parents and everyone who has supported these fine young men through the season.”
Box Scores
Box Score: 1st 2nd
East Central High School 0 0
Columbus North High School 1 0
Goalkeepers – East Central High School


Name Saves
Jacob Zengerling 10
Goalkeepers – Columbus North High School
Name Saves
North 2

Shots on Goal

East Central High School 2
Columbus North High School 21


Team Scorer Assister
Columbus North Smith #11