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NH girls, boys continue unbeaten start on the pitch

NH girls, boys continue unbeaten start on the pitch
NH girls, boys continue unbeaten start on the pitch
North Harrison's Carl Robertson passes the ball Saturday against Christian Academy of Indiana Saturday. He came off the bench to score the equalizer then assisted with the game winner. Photo by Karen Freeberg

Closing out the month of August, the North Harrison boys and girls’ soccer programs maintained a zero in the loss column for each program.
Last week was busy for both. The girls picked up a key Mid-Southern Conference win over Salem while also toppling New Albany and Forest Park in non-league action.
For the boys, the Cougars had little trouble with Tell City while they had to rally from a one-goal deficit to knock off Christian Academy of Indiana 2-1.
The Lady Cats knocked off the Hoosier Hills Conference Lady Bulldogs last Tuesday by a 3-2 score. Cheyenne Byerley notched two goals and one assist in the victory. Teammate Kaitlyn Butler provided the third goal. Tallying 21 saves, Mariah Jo Nye earned the win in goal.
Versus Salem, North Harrison kept the Lady Lions out of goal, notching a 3-0 shutout Thursday. Nye made 19 saves.
Scoring for the Lady Cats were Natalie Robertson, Byerley and Butler.
On Saturday, hosting Forest Park, the Lady Cats jumped out to a 3-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 5-1 final score.
Four different players scored for North Harrison, led by Byerley’s two goals. Cammie Jones, Jessicka Chiquito and Butler found the back of the net as well. Providing assists were Butler (three), Jones and Byerley.
Providing much of the goal scoring, Byerley leads the team in goals with seven in four games while Butler has eight assists and three goals.
On Thursday, the North Harrison boys’ team kicked off the week with a resounding 8-1 pounding of Tell City. Leading the way in goals scored was Noah Yost with four.
Contributing one goal each were Hunter Ganote, Andrew Robertson, Cole Ballew and Zeke Clark. Ganote had two assists.
North Harrison’s most impressive win to date came Saturday in Ramsey with the 2-1 score versus CAI. Coach Clint Clark said the program’s last win versus the Warriors came in 2005.
‘It was a game we hadn’t won in a long time,’ Clark said. ‘They beat us 5-0 last year. They showed a lot of character in a tough game that went back and forth.’
Thirty minutes in, CAI’s Cole Ragland scored from his forward position to take a 1-0 lead.
The Cougars quickly responded when Carl Robertson scored the equalizer on an assist from his cousin, Isaac Gleitz. A through ball by Gleitz allowed Robertson to break free, scoring far post.
Knotted 1-all at the break, North Harrison scored the game winner with 10 minutes to play. Starting from a goal kick by Andrew Robertson that traveled 60 yards, Carl Robertson started a break down the right side. Speeding past defenders, Carl sent a centering cross to Ganote to easily pass the ball beyond the goal line.
Quinn Kaiser earned both victories in goal.
‘It was a good, hard-fought game,’ Clark said. ‘Quinn made some great saves for us.’
The boys’ team also improved to 4-0 and will play at Rock Creek Academy tomorrow (Thursday). The same day, the girls will travel to Providence.

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