Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer teams hosted a varsity conference double-header in the Bone Yard Thursday evening. North Harrison came into the contest with one conference defeat (girls) on the season between the two teams; and a win for their boys program would complete a conference undefeated season for the Cougars. The Pirates played first and fell 0-2 to North Harrison, “we were at a disadvantage because five of our players are currently dealing with injuries. two of those injured players were not able to play at all. Then, one of the Pirates received a red card, which should have never happened. We were left with 10 players for the remainder of the game. Everyone played well and the Pirates made many “almost” goals. It just wasn’t our night to win. All in all, I am happy with the performance and the effort of my players”, summarized Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez. Pirate Goalie Matt Parrela had 4 saves and allowed two. Charlestown had 15 shots and 7 on goal while North Harrison had 10 shots with 6 on goal. The Pirates are next in action Tuesday vs. CEC High School @ the Bone Yard, this will be our last home game.
The Lady Pirate Soccer team’s game with North Harrison didn’t start until 8:00 pm; and resulted in 4-9 loss. North Harrison scored 5 goals in the first half; however Charlestown came back quick and scored 1 goal within a minute of the second half by Ilayah Keltner. North Harrison responded quickly and scored 3 more within 10 minutes. Charlestown didn’t give up and Keltner put away a second goal with 20 minutes left in the game. North Harrison was able to put one more in the net around the same time. Scoring summary: Charlestown 4 (Ilayah Keltner (3), Gracie Murphy); North Harrison 9 (Lynsey Butler, Samantha Fell (3), Jessicka Chiquito (2), Natalie Robertson, Kelsey Bruce, (plus one unknown). Charlestown finished the game with 2 more goals with 2 minutes remaining by Gracie Murphy and the last right at the final buzzer by Keltner. Lady Pirate Goalie Brenley Berger finished the game with 14 saves. “I currently have 12 healthy players who play until the last minute of the game and I couldn’t ask for more from them. We came back from a 5-0 deficit at half and tied the score for the 2nd half so we’re going to celebrate the small victories. We played 3 games last week and this week. I know my girls are tired but we’ll be back at home Monday and ready to play some more minutes”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Kelsey Rogers.
Charlestown Pirate Soccer evened their season record at 5-5 Tuesday evening after hosting the Lanesville Eagles and posting a 7-3 win. “Today was a good win against Lanesville. The Pirates did much better in the field. Yes, there were a few slip-ups that cost us some goals, but my boys had a better attitude than last night. They were more focused and played with skill. We have another home game on Thursday, so the Pirates need to rest tomorrow. I love the effort I saw today, but we have several players dealing with minor injuries and they need time to recuperate”, summarized Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez. First half scoring for the Pirates included a goal by Sergio Bolanos with assist by Demetrio Ortuno; Bryson Andasol solo goal; another Sergio Bolanos goal with assist by Demetrio Ortuno; Eric Sipes with assist by Sergio Bolanos; and another solo goal by Bryson Andasol. During the second half, the Pirates got two goals by Andrew Mattingly; both assisted by Bryson Andasol. Pirate Goalie Matt Parrela had 6 saves and 3 allowed. Charlestown took 20 shots, 13 on goal; while Lanesville logged 15 shots with 9 on goal.
The Pirates are next in action vs. North Harrison, in the CHS Bone Yard, as part of a huge MSC clash double header with the boys varsity playing first with then the girls varsity following.
Charlestown Pirate Soccer (4-4-1 & 2-2-1 MSC) traveled to Austin Tuesday evening for an important conference match up with the Eagles. The Pirates got a dominating 10-0 victory, however Pirate Head Coach Martinez didn’t see everything he wanted. “This evening, we played against Austin and won. However, I was not happy with the Pirate’s performance. They played like it was a practice game. The team was not applying passes fast enough and they were not getting open when they needed to. Regardless of the outcome, I have seen them play better”, commented Coach Martinez.
Scoring for the Pirates in the first half was Bryce Wray with assist from Sergio Bolanos; Gryphon Brading with assist from Andrew Mattingly; Sergio Bolanos solo; Andrew Mattingly with assist from Sergio Bolanos; Gryphon Brading with assist from Sergio Bolanos; and Andrew Mattingly solo.
During the second half, the Pirates got goals from Ian Flora with assist from Sergio Bolanos; solo goal by Bryson Andasol; Sergio Bolanos with assist from Bryson Andasol; and Eric Sipes with assist from Bryson Andasol.
Kameron Kimmel had 1 save and allowed none; while the Pirates had 42 shots and 27 on goal. Austin had 3 shots with 1 on goal. The Pirates return to action Monday versus Jeffersonville in the Bone Yard.
The Pirate Soccer team improved to 3-4 and 1-2- in MSC play Thursday evening after hosting conference rival Salem and capturing a 3-1 win. “The Pirates concentrated and played a lot better on the field. They used their bodies to get possession of the ball, which led us to victory. We still have some work to do when it comes to keeping our focus, but the boys will have the weekend to rest before getting back to it”, summarized Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez. Charlestown’s first goal took place at the 11th minute in the first half when Bryce Wray assisted Andrew Mattingly. Anthony Carey brought the score to 2-1 before halftime and in the 34th minute with the assist going to Andrew Mattingly. In the second half, Pirate Bryson Andasol at the 20 minute mark scored on a penalty kick and sealed the win for Charlestown with a 3-1 victory over Salem. Matt Parrella had 3 saves and allowed only one. Charlestown finished with 15 shots, 7 on goal; while Salem recorded 8 shots, and 4 on goal. Charlestown will travel to Austin next Tuesday for more conference competition.
Charlestown HS Pirate Soccer moved to a record of 2-4-1 and 0-2-1 in MSC play Tuesday evening when falling to MSC rival Silver Creek 3-2 on Dutch Reis Field. “Today, the Pirates played a hard game against Silver Creek. We started out by not doing the right work in the field and it cost us 2 goals in the first half. Our goalie, Matt, did an amazing job (as usual) under the goal. Just like all games, I had a discussion with my boys at halftime. The second half was a true turn-around”, commented Pirate coach Christian Martinez. The Pirates executed some good plays in the second half, which led to score two goals; one by Sergio Bolanos at the 19 minute mark with an assist from Andrew Mattingly, and another by Bryce Wray at the 22 minute mark with an assist from Pascual Gonzalez. With the score tied at two, and near the end of the game, the referee called a “hand ball” that resulted in what developed as the winning penalty kick for Silver Creek. “I disagree with the call 100%, but it was his call”, added Coach Martinez. “I love the effort I saw in the second half of the game and I hope they continue to play this hard”, concluded Coach Martinez.
Matt Parrella finished the game with 8 saves and 3 allowed. The Pirates took 15 shots, with 12 on goal; Silver Creek took 20 shots, with 11 on goal. The Pirates travel to Salem in another MSC clash Thursday.
Charlestown Pirate Soccer (2-3-1 & 0-1-1 MSC) hosted Scottsburg Thursday evening, playing to a scoreless tie in conference play in the Bone Yard. “Tonight, we finished with our first tie of the season. I will start by saying the Pirate’s played hard. I feel they were concentrating on the game and showed strong effort. Unfortunately, I did observe some poor decision-making on the field. I believe we could have beat Scottsburg, but it just didn’t happen. All we can do is keep working hard,” summarized Head Coach Christian Martinez. The Pirates are scheduled to host conference rival Silver Creek, who fell to Salem (2-1) Thursday evening, Tuesday on Dutch Reis Field at 6:00 pm.
Due to the forecast of impending bad weather, including torrential rains for Friday, the Charlestown HS Athletic Department has announced the following schedule changes effecting Pirate Football, Lady Pirate Volleyball and Pirate Soccer. Lady Pirate Volleyball hosting Silver Creek in the CHS Sports Arena will begin at 5:30 pm Thursday instead of 6:00 pm (Junior Varsity first, followed by Varsity). Pirate Soccer hosting Scottsburg on Dutch Reis Field will begin at 5:30 pm instead of 6:00 pm. Finally, Pirate Football hosting Clarksville has been moved from Friday on Dutch Reis Field to Thursday evening with a 7:30 pm kick-off.