COLUMBIA CITY — Prior to the opening play of the Columbia City boy’s varsity soccer game Saturday, the six team members representing the senior class and their parents were introduced.
In a game pitting the Eagles against the Heritage Patriots, it appeared the seniors and team mates would celebrate a hard-earned victory.
Unfortunately, the second half play didn’t match the first 40-minute effort and it turned costly for the Eagles.
Columbia City held a 1-0 advantage throughout the contest but the second half proved the one goal lead would not be enough. Heritage found the net twice during a three minute period to eek out a 2-1 win.
“I thought we played with a lot of heart starting out but we have to play that style from start to finish,” said Coach Derek Rice.
After playing 30 scoreless minutes in the first half, junior forward Jordan Gregory scored the lone Eagle goal with 9:10 remaining.
The one goal advantage held up until senior Aaron Horne spotted an opening in the Eagle defense for a goal with 12:41 remaining.
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