Thirion nets five as Viking booters thrash Anderson

Huntington North’s Alex Hosler (left) contends for the ball with a visiting Anderson player during the boys’ varsity soccer team game against the Indians on Saturday, Sept. 14. The Vikings won 8-2. Photo by Steve Clark.

Sacha Thirion scored five goals and the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team thrashed visiting Anderson, 8-2, on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Thirion, a senior exchange student, has scored 10 goals in three games.

Four of Thirion's scores against Anderson came in the first half. Senior Eric Fruit found the back of the net as well and the Vikings, 3-5-1, led the Indians 5-2 at the break.

Thirion, fellow senior Danny Becker and sophomore Alex Hosler added to Huntington North's advantage in the second half with a goal apiece while the Viking defense shut out Anderson.

Tyler Henline facilitated Huntington North's scoring with two assists and Becker, Trey Sorg, Landon Underwood, Aaron Webb and Brandon Crawford each contributed one.

Senior Chad Wingo logged five saves in goal for the win.

Thirion led off the scoring for HNHS on a pass from Sorg, then Fruit used a Henline pass to make it 2-0. Thirion then got the next three goals, with Becker assisting on the third and Webb on the fourth.

Thirion finished his scoring exhibition with the first goal of the second half, on an assist from Crawford. Becker, off an Underwood assist, and Hosler, from Henline, pushed the score to its final margin.