BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Perry Meridian was able to come up with a goal out of congestion near the net, and it held up for a 1-0 victory over Columbus North for the championship of the Conference Indiana boys soccer tournament.
The goal game in the 53rd minute and allowed the Falcons to improve to 7-3-3.
The Bull Dogs dropped to 6-5-3.
Senior Ty Bentham played the entire game in goal and made four saves for Columbus North.
In other placement-round games, Bloomington South edged Bloomington North 1-0 for third place, Terre Haute North topped Terre Haute South 2-0 for fifth place and Southport beat Franklin Central 1-0 for seventh place.
The Panthers moved to 12-1-1, the Cougars to 8-6-1, the Patriots to 12-3-0, the Braves to 5-7-1, the Cardinals to 6-5-2 and the Flashes to 4-8-1.
Earlier in the day, sophomore Kaemon Jiles scored in the 70th minute lift Columbus North boys soccer to a 2-1 victory over Bloomington North in a championship semifinal. Perry Meridian defeated Bloomington South 2-1 in penalty kicks in the other semifinal.
In the lower-bracket semifinals, Terre Haute South topped Southport 3-2 and Terre Haute North beat Franklin Central 2-0.
Sophomore Jannis Anderson put Columbus North on the board in its semifinal game. Senior Alex Davidson started the play with a corner kick, and Anderson headed the ball into the net.
The Cougars tied the game just past the midpoint of the second half, but Jiles scored the game winner off a feed from sophomore Rico Hollenkamp to propel the Bull Dogs into the title game.
Columbus North returns to action on Tuesday (Sept. 29) when it hosts Seymour on its Senior Night at Richard Wigh Soccer Complex. The JV game begins at 6 p.m., and the varsity will follow about 7:30 p.m.
At Karst Farm Park
Bloomington North ........ 0 1 -- 1
Columbus North ............ 1 1 -- 2
CN -- Jannis Anderson (Alex Davidson), 13th minute
BN -- goal scorer NA (assist NA), 63rd minute
CN -- Kaemon Jiles (Rico Hollenkamp), 70th minute
Perry Meridian ....... 0 1 -- 1
Columbus North ..... 0 0 -- 0
PM -- goal scorer NA (assist NA), 53rd minute
CONFERENCE INDIANA BOYS SOCCER TOURNAMENT
Upper Bracket at Karst Park
Match 1: Columbus North 2, Bloomington North 1
Match 2: Perry Meridian 2, Bloomington South 1, PKs (PM 4-3 in PKs)
Match 5: Bloomington South 1, Bloomington North 0, third place
Match 6: Perry Meridian 1, Columbus North 0, championship
Lower Bracket at Karst Park
Match 3: Terre Haute South 3, Southport 2
Match 4: Terre Haute North 2, Franklin Central 0
Match 7: Southport 1, Franklin Central 0, seventh place
Match 8: Terre Haute North 2, Terre Haute South 0, fifth place
Final CI places: 1, Perry Meridian; 2, Columbus North; 3, Bloomington South; 4, Bloomington North; 5, Terre Haute North; 6, Terre Haute South; 7, Southport; 8, Franklin Central