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City tops Whitko in county-rival match, 3-1

September 27, 2012

Post & Mail photo / Nicole Ott
Whitko's Sydney Sims kicks the ball out of the air toward the goal while Columbia CIty’s Audrey Gruettert (21) and Brey Ousley (3) defend for the Lady Eagles. Sims scored Whitko's lone goal on Wednesday.

SOUTH WHITLEY — Despite holding the lead for most of the game, Whitko’s girls soccer team fell to Columbia City Wednesday night after holding a 1-0 lead for more than 40 minutes of play.

Columbia City’s Shila Tolliver sparked a 3-0 run with 13 minutes left in the game, leading the Lady Eagles to a 3-1 win over the county rival.

The lone goal of the first half was scored by Whitko’s Sydney Sims, putting the Lady ’Cats up 1-0 until late in the second half.

Tolliver scored at the 13:34 mark on a long goal from the right side of the field. She scored again three minutes later, at the 10:15 mark, off another long shot to give Columbia City its first lead of the game, 2-1.

Senior Haley Boner knocked in the Lady Eagles’ third and final goal with eight minutes to go, making the final score 3-1.

Both teams begin sectional play next week.

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