The Columbus North girls soccer team kept the momentum going in Wednesday night’s Conference Indiana East Division match against Franklin Central.
The goals came in a hurry for the Bull Dogs, who built a 3-0 halftime lead. Senior forward Addy Lang scored four goals to help provide a 5-0 victory.
The margin of victory could have been much wider, with the Flashes having no answer to North’s offensive attack.
It was the Bull Dogs’ second win in a row after starting the season with two draws.
“We came off a great win against (Columbus) East, and it gave us momentum in this game,” North coach Derek Stewart said. “We played well, and they seem to be focused. Overall, it was a great team effort.”
In the sixth minute off a corner kick, Lang soft touched it with her head into the net for a 1-0 lead.
Ten minutes later, Lang sped past the defenders for a breakaway. She dribbled the ball just inside the goalbox and blasted a laser shot that landed in the upper left corner of the net for a 2-0 lead.
“We finally figured out how to connect together and how to play together rather than playing individually,” Lang said.
Natalie Teo knocked in a header in the 36th minute to increase the lead to 3-0 at halftime.
Lang’s third goal came in the 68th minute, when Kristen Orben dribbled down the right side of the field and passed the ball across to Lang, who put it in the goal. Her fourth goal came in the final minute of regulation.
“We are having a lot of really good plays to the outside wings, which is where I get my headers,” Lang said.
The Flashes had a couple of great chances at getting on the board in the 60th minute, but Charlotte Verbanic, who subbed for starter Liz Tynan in the second half, made a great save. Franklin Central’s kick off the rebound went above the crossbar, and the shutout was preserved.
North put seven shots on goal to five for the Flashes. Tynan finished with two saves in her half of work, and Verbanic added three saves in the final 40 minutes.