The Huntington North High School boys soccer team traveled to Columbia City High School on Tuesday, Aug. 31, sneaking home with a 1-0 victory over their hosts, earning them their first conference win of the season.
The lone goal was made by Huntington’s Braden Estep, assisted by Zach Hubartt. This brings the overall varsity record to 4-1 for the season.
The junior varsity game ended in a 0-0 tie, bringing their record to 0-2-3 for the season.
The winning streak continued for the varsity team on Thursday, Sept. 2, when the boys hosted the New Haven High School Bulldogs and the game ended in a 9-0 mercy rule win.
HNHS came out hard and fast, scoring five of their nine goals within the first 20 minutes of the game. Things slowed down a bit after Coach Steve Saddington put in some relief players, but the score went up to 6-0 with five minutes left in the half.
Less than a minute into the second half, Huntington earned their seventh goal of the night.
Goal eight was scored with 26:35 left on the clock and less than 10 minutes later, the mercy rule went into affect when the ninth goal was scored.
Aric Hosler earned two goals for the evening, and Estep, Gabe Castillo, Kolton Foster, Brendan Brinkman, Luke Riggers, Brady Henline and Grant Beckner each earned one.
Carlos Cuadrado had two assists, and Hosler, Castillo and Caleb Kauffman each had one.
This brings the HNHS varsity record to 5-1 and the conference record to 2-0.
The junior varsity team finally earned their first win of the season, winning 2-0. Goals were made by James Belovich and Henry Landrigan. This brings their record for the season to 1-2-3.