Lady Vikings end soccer season with sectional loss


Hannah Williams (left), a member of the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team, heads the ball on a Homestead throw-in while teammate Paige Coolman (right) stands ready to defend the goal. Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team couldn't get going on offense against Homestead and the Spartans wore down the Lady Vikings' defense, ending their season, 6-0, in the Columbia City Soccer Sectional Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 4.

Paige Coolman made 25 saves, tying her season high, but Huntington North was unable to extend its season, finishing at 7-9-1.

Kelsey Wendlandt and Ari Nelson each scored in the first half to give Homestead a 2-0 advantage going into the break.

In the second half, on a tired Lady Vikings defense, the Spartan seniors got two goals apiece to push the game to its final tally.

Homestead, undefeated on the season at 16-0-1, met Columbia City in a game to determine the sectional crown on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m.

Huntington North will lose only two players to graduation.

Complete caption:
Hannah Williams (left), a member of the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team, heads the ball on a Homestead throw-in while teammate Paige Coolman (right) stands ready to defend the goal during the Lady Vikings' game against the Spartans in the Columbia City Soccer Sectional Tournament on Thursday, Oct. 4.