Viking booters lose opener to Snider

Huntington North midfielder Trey Sorg fights off Aidan Hinesley of Snider for possession of the ball during the Vikings' home soccer match on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Photo by Steve Clark.

Danny Becker brought the Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team within a goal in the second half but then visiting Fort Wayne Snider ran off three more goals as the Vikings lost 5-1 in their season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Becker's goal, off an assist from Eric Fruit, brought the Vikings to within 2-1 after Sam Schlegal's two first-half goals had given the Panthers a 2-0 lead. Unfortunately, it proved to be the Vikings' lone tally, and Snider put three more shots past Viking goalie Caleb Stoffel before the game ended.

Stoffel, a sophomore, stopped eight shots in the contest.

His Snider counterpart, Logan Kelly, was only tested five times, stopping four.