Three Charlestown Lady Pirate seniors were honored on Monday night: Tayte Montsinger, Ilayah Keltner, and Aries Perez. All three seniors started the game including Motsinger, who has been out for the majority of the season with a foot injury. The Lady Pirates came out strong and scored within 2 minutes to go up 1-0 but they couldn’t muster another goal the rest of the game. Salem was able to put away 3 goals in both halves to win 1-6. Both teams played hard and there was great sportmanship across the field. Charlestown honored the 5 seniors graduating from Salem as well.
Category Archives: Girls Soccer
Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer traveled to Scottsburg Tuesday for a conference clash with the Warriorettes. Scottsburg put 3 goals away in the first half; then four more in the second. After a scoreless Charlestown first half, Junior, Kat Montgomery was able to put one in the net in the second half. Brenley Berger, the Charlestown goal keeper, had 19 saves during the contest. Charlestown fell 7-1 to Scottsburg; who got scoring from Katie Horstman (3), Kynleigh Watson, and Allyson Barger (3).
The Lady Pirates will join Pirate Soccer Thursday, hosting North Harrison in a varsity double header; as the boys will start at 6pm and the girls immediately following in the Bone Yard.
In their home opener Tuesday evening, the Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer team lost a hard fought match against the Southwestern Rebels. The Rebels started the game strong and scored 2 goals in the first half. Both goals were scored by Kayla Adkins. The Pirates could not reciprocate and the score remained 2 to 0 at half time. The Pirates came out quick at the start of the second half as senior, Ilayah Keltner, put one away within less than a minute.
Junior, Jessaca Rawson, scored a second goal, off of a corner kick from Tayte Motsinger, for Charlestown with about 20 minutes remaining in the game. The score remained tied until 10 minutes were left when the Rebels were able to score 2 more in just 5 minutes. The two second half goals for Southwestern came from Kayla Adkins and Emma Foley.
Charlestown outshot Southwestern 15 to 8 but were unable to finish and the game ended 4-2. “We have to keep our heads up and put this game behind us. We have 2 more games this week and 3 again next week so we don’t have room in our schedule to dwell on this loss. I’m proud of the way these girls came back after being down at halftime. We just need to finish on our opportunities by the goal and not have let downs on our end. It was a hard game and loss at home but we played really well even if the score board didn’t show it. Our next game is against Jeff on Wednesday and I’m looking forward to the match up”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kelsey Rogers.
The Charlestown Lady Pirates Soccer team (2-1 & 1-0 MSC) clashed with their Mid-Southern Conference rivals from Corydon Wednesday evening; playing a hard fought match that continued down to the final seconds. Neither team was able to score in the first half, but both had many attempts. Charlestown marked 7 shots on goal, while Corydon had 13. Senior Tayte Motsinger put away the two goals for Charlestown in the second half; one with 26 minutes remaining and the second with 12 minutes remaining. Motsinger alone had 9 of the team’s 11 total shots on goal. The Panthers’ goal came with 6 minutes left in the game by Abi Miller; while totally 20 shots on goal. Brenley Berger, keeper for Charlestown, made 17 saves to keep her team in the game. The game ended 2-1 and the Lady Pirates finishing with their first Mid-Southern Conference win of the season. “I’m proud of the way these girls continue to push even when they have nothing left to give. We have a small team and with injuries through out the game it would be easy to give up, but our players work hard for the entire time they’re out on the field and I cannot ask for anything more than that. I’m seeing improvements on things we have worked on in practices and as we continue to make strides in the right direction, a winning score at the end of the game is only part of the victory”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kelsey Rogers. Charlestown is back in action on Thursday at Jeffersonville.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate girl’s soccer team (1-1) traveled to Southern of Louisville on Wednesday for a non-conference match-up with the Trojans. The Lady Pirates got it done quick and seemingly painless, scoring ten goals to end the game by halftime; as Southern failed to answer for a 10-0 final. Charlestown’s Senior Tayte Motsinger led the Lady Pirates with four goals, Jessaca Rawson added three, while Machayla Hawkins, Ilayah Keltner, and Olivia Dieterlen each added a goal respectively. Motsinger also contributed 3 assists and Keltner contributed 1; as Charlestown logged nineteen totals shot on goal. “Our passing looked better tonight and we had some great combinations going to goal. I know that our girls liked the feeling of putting the ball in the back of the net but we still have things we need to improve on. We will use this moving forward as motivation to continue working toward our goals”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kelsey Rogers. Charlestown will next face MSC foe Corydon on September 6th, on the road.
Throughout the fall sports season, Baptist Health Floyd Sports Medicine physicians will offer evaluation and treatment of athletes with sports-related injuries at a Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic.
SATURDAYS, AUGUST 19 THROUGH OCTOBER 28; 7:30 a.m. • Must be signed in by 8 a.m.; at the Baptist Health Medical Group, 2125 State Street, Suite 5 • New Albany, IN.
No appointment is necessary. Patients must be signed in by 8 a.m. and will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Most major insurance plans are accepted. For more information, call 812.944.2663.
Lady Pirates Tayte Motsinger and Ilayah Keltner both scored goals for the South team even though they came up short against the North, at a 5-4 final.
Tayte also had two assists and was named MVP of the match. Congratulations to both Tayte and Ilayah on their successful representation of Pirate Nation.