The Pirate soccer team hosted Austin last night in a senior night matchup at Dutch Reis Field, scored early and often, and left the Eagles with a 10-2 defeat. The Pirates’ ten goals came from Elijah Cooley, Ian Flora, Jackson Melton, Matt Parrella, Eric Sipes (x2), Pascual Gonzalez (x2), and Andrew Mattingly (x2).
Assist for the night came from Aric Hooker, Elijah Cooley, Gryphon Brading, Bryce Wray, Andrew Mattingly (x2), and Matt Parrella.
Charlestown ended the night with 31 shots with 25 on goal. Senior Matt Parrella had 2 saves and allowed 1. Freshman, Tristan Nethery had 2 saves and allowed 1.
Coach Martinez had this to say: “It was a good senior night for CHS. We recognized our five seniors Matt Parrella, Andrew Mattingly, Austin Cooper, Ali AlBawi, and Ian Flora. The team played good which lead us to a victory. We have a Scottsburg tournament scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday so we will use the momentum from the win to help us succeed at the tournament.”
The junior varsity also had a good 5-0 win.
Pirate Junior Michael Jewell commands the ball.
On August 28th, the Charlestown Pirates’ Boys Soccer team fell to tough opponent, Madison 3-2. The first goal for the Pirates came from Aric Hooker at 29:45, while the second goal was achieved by Bryce Wray at the 24:33 mark, assisted by Gryphon Brading. Charlestown had 16 shots with 10 on goal, while madison had 13 shots with 8 on goal. Matt Parrella had 5 saves and allowed 3.
Per Coach Martinez, “Today was a great match. We kept more possession of the ball and had many opportunities with the ball. Unfortunately, there were a few mistakes that cost us the game. The Pirates fought hard, but feel there were some plays that we could have put in goal. Overall, I am proud of the team’s performance this evening. I hope the boys take to rest up and kick butt in our first away game on Thursday.”
The Pirates’ JV team did come away with a victory over Madison, 1-0.
The team will travel to Scottsburg on Thursday for a contest set to begin at 6:00 P.M.
(Contributed by WPMQ Staff Members Harley Horrell and Brendan Hawkins.)
The Charlestown HS Pirate Soccer team hosted the River City Jaguars Tuesday evening on Dutch Reis Field. The Junior Varsity Pirates were victorious over the visiting Jags 4-2; thanks to Pirate goals by Elijah Cooley (2 goals), Joseph Jensen, and Michael Jewell. The Varsity team didn’t fare so well, logging a 1-5 setback. Pirate Bryce Wray scored Charlestown’s one goal at the 38:39 minute mark in the 1st half with an assist from Eric Sipes. Aric Hooker had 7 saves, and the Pirates had 14 shots with 11 on goal; while the River City Jaguars had 23 shots with 13 on goal.
“We started our season with a bad loss. I did not see what I expected from the players, especially since we have been practicing for the last 2.5 months. I did not see any passing or talking or any real physical work on the field. After beginning the 2nd half, I did see some improvement. I feel that the players slacked again towards the end of the game. We have 2 practices this week that will allow us time to work with the players and reflect on today’s game. On a different note, I am happy with the performance of the JV team. I know we will work hard to get back on track because I have a lot of faith in this group of kids”, commented Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez.
The Charlestown Pirate Soccer team traveled back to Scottsburg Wednesday evening for a Sectional semi-final round match-up against the North Harrison Cougars. “Today, we got were eliminated from sectionals, losing 2-1 against North Harrison. The Pirates showed a lot of character on the field and they played a perfect first half. This is something they have not done all season”, commented Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez. The only Pirate goal came at the 17 minute mark of the first by Andrew Mattingly with an assist from Eric Sipes. “The second half started really good, but a clear “off sides” that the referee didn’t’ call was the reason for NH to tie the game. After that we held good on our lines, but unfortunately they scored another goal. We kept trying to tie the game and had more opportunities to score, but it just didn’t happen. I’m so proud of these boys for working so hard all the time! I want to thank the coaching staff – Mike, Franco, Russ, and especially Kimberly Wray for dealing with everything and supporting the team 100% which allowed us coaches to focus all of our effort on the boys. GO PIRATES!!” concluded Coach Martinez. The Charlestown Goalie Matt Parrela had 3 saves and 2 allowed; as the Pirates had 18 shots and 8 on goal, while North Harrison had 8 shots with 5 on goal.
Charlestown Pirate Soccer, after trailing 2-0 at the half, defeats host Scottsburg 5-3 in the Class 2A Boys Soccer Sectional. “We had a good comeback win against Scottsburg. The Pirates had a horrible first half, making lots of mistakes on the midfield and defense lines and not keeping possession of the ball. We ended the 1st half with 2 goals against us. During half time, the assistant coaches, Mike and Franco, and I discussed what we could change for the 2nd half. Luckily, it worked! Even though Scottsburg scored 1 more goal at the beginning of the second half, we tied the game and then scored 2 more goals and ultimately won 5-3. I’m so proud of this team and the coaching staff. Everyone will rest tomorrow to be ready for our next game against North Harrison on Wednesday,” commented Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez.
Charlestown’s first goal came at the 7:33 minute in the second half when Sergio Bolanos scored on an assist from Anthony Carey. Demetrio Ortuno scored (assist by Bryson Andasol) shortly after and the rally was on. Sergio Bolanos, assisted by Andrew Mattingly, scored twice to take the lead with just under six to remain. Ian Flora sealed the deal for the Pirates with another goal, assist by Sergio Bolanos, with just under four remaining. Pirate Goalie Matt Parrela had 8 saves with 3 allowed; as Charlestown had 15 shots, 13 on goal versus Scottsburg’s 14 shots, and 11 on goal.
The Pirates’ win advances them to Wednesday’s Sectional Semi-Final round versus North Harrison. The game will begin at 5:30 pm at Scottsburg High School. The above photo captures the team applauding Pirate fans in attendance for their support during the rally.
Pirate Soccer hosted CEC Tuesday evening in the Bone Yard to conclude regular season play. Charlestown dropped their record to 5-7-1 with a 3-0 home loss Tuesday. “Last night, we played against a really good team CEC, and we lost our last home game. The Pirates started really slow and did not concentrate for most of the game. Also, we cannot exclude the fact that the players are not 100% physically. However, this is not an excuse for losing this game. The boys will rest tomorrow and we have practice on Thursday so we can focus on our sectional for next week”, summarized Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez.
Pirate Goalie Matt Parrela had 10 saves and 3 allowed. Charlestown had 11 shots and 5 on goal while CEC had 23 shots with 13 on goal.
Next up for Pirate Soccer is the Sectional opener on October 2nd versus Sectional host Scottsburg beginning at 6:30 pm.
Charlestown Pirate Soccer will play in Sectional #31 of the Class 2A State Tournament, hosted at Scottsburg High School. The Pirates will play host Scottsburg on Monday evening, October 2nd, beginning at approximately 5:30 pm. The Charlestown/Scottsburg winner will advance to Thursday’s (Oct. 5th) Semi-Final round second game versus North Harrison (bye), at approximately 7:30 pm. The other first round match-ups include Madison v. Salem and Corydon v. Silver Creek. Sectional admission is $6.00 per night or $10.00 for a tournament ticket. The Scottsburg High School is located at 500 South Gardner Street (US 31), in Scottsburg, Indiana.