Viking booters fall to Spartans in sectional

Huntington North player Barik Hiple (right) battles with Homestead's Seth Higginbotham for possession of the ball during the team's Homestead Sectional Tournament game on Monday, Oct. 1. The Vikings lost 3-2. Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School goalie Chad Wingo withstood most of a furious Homestead barrage but the Vikings came up a goal short and lost 3-2 on Monday, Oct. 1, in the first round at the Homestead Sectional Soccer Tournament.

Wingo, a junior, made a season-high 20 saves and senior Trey Bowling scored once in each half, but the Vikings were unable to extend their season and finished at 8-7-1.

Bowling scored off an Isaac Wust assist to cut Homestead's lead to 2-1 in the first half. The Spartans, moving on at 10-5-2, got an insurance goal that proved to be the game-winner in the second half before Mitch Mullins found Bowling for his second goal of the game to cut the margin to 3-2.

Spartan goalie Zach McFarland only faced seven shots, saving five.