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MANCHESTER — Coming off their first loss in the Northeast Hoosier Conference Tuesday, the Eagles soccer team looked to bounce back on the road at Manchester.
Thursday, Columbia City prevented a losing streak and got back to winning shutting out the Squires 4-0.
As visitors, the Eagles didn’t take long to gain a sizable lead scoring three goals in the first half.
Sophomore Sam Wight broke a scoreless game on an assist from Grant Wood to put Columbia City up 1-0.
Leading scorer on the season for the Eagles, senior Devin Rice, added two more goals to his season total of 13 against the Squires. Rice took a solo goal in the first half to put Columbia City up 2-0.
Senior forward Wood got his own goal to close out the half on an assist from sophomore Chris Walker.
Up 3-0 at the break, Columbia City added one more goal to its third win of the season. It was Rice’s second goal of the night coming with help this time on an assist from Luke Wallace.
Two juniors combined for the shutout in goal for Columbia City. Nick Hatfield took the win playing 60 minutes in goal with six saves while Zach Wight covered the other 20 minutes of play.
Columbia City as a team took 14 shots on goal with Rice taking eight of those for two goals.