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Canterbury soccer, Carroll cross country capture state titles

A fantastic weekend for two high school teams in the Fort, as they brought home a couple state championships.

Back on Friday night, the Canterbury boys soccer team completed their mission to go back-to-back.

In fact, they took home a record seventh state title.

Canterbury students welcomed the champions back with a rally at the school gym, and they were given quite the ovation.

The 2018 Cavaliers were a young team who found their identity as the season went along.

“They’re a team that didn’t score a lot of goals, so they had to buy-in to the glory of playing hard-nosed defense, which isn’t always east to do, but they did it,” Canterbury head coach Greg Mauch said after the rally.

The players knew it was their time to shine.

“We lost a lot of the seniors, and so being able to add a star, ourselves, I think it was very important,” Canterbury mid-fielder Connor Davidson said.

This Canterbury team had to overcome losing 15 guys from last year’s state championship squad.

That won’t be the case next year, as they are expected to lose just four.

Then, on Saturday night, the Carroll girls cross country team brought back a state title to Charger Nation.

After three straight years of finishing second at the state meet, Carroll went a step further, capturing its first state title in program history.

Seniors Megan Hathaway and Abbey Green, along with junior Monroe Fruchey, finished top 10, leading the Chargers to an incredible team effort.

The team walked together down the hall of Carroll High, holding the new hardware, as students cheered them on.


Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is the Sports Director for Fort Wayne’s NBC.

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