Charlestown Lady Pirates and Corydon played a hard fought MSC rematch in the first round of sectionals at Madison.
Both teams came out ready to play on this Tuesday evening; one looking to repeat their regular season win and the other looking for revenge. The Lady Pirates came out on top (2-1) during the regular season but couldn’t pull out the win in sectionals.
Charlestown had more shots on goal during the first half but only Corydon was able to put one of theirs away (25:11 Lilly Wolfe).
Charlestown scored first during the second half (19:40 Jessaca Rawson) but couldn’t hold on and allowed a second goal from Corydon just a minute and a half later (18:12 Gracie Paden). Coyrdon scored one more before the game was over (12:14 Gracen Lander).
Charlestown played hard down to the final minutes and scored a second goal with only 2 minutes remaining in the game (2:18 Ilayah Keltner).
Although the Lady Pirates pushed to the very last second, they couldn’t muster another goal and their season ended in the first round.
“I really thought we could come back there at the end. Something sparked a fire and we really looked like we wanted it. Unfortunately, we waited to long to kick it in gear and time wasn’t on our side. Both games we played against Corydon this year were well played on both sides of the field. Regardless of the score, I’m proud of the way these girls kept playing to the end of the game. I know it’s been a long season for my players, especially since we’ve been battling injuries and low numbers, but I’m thankful for the group of girls that came out this season and the effort they gave me. It’s been a fun season and I look forward to next year.
First half: CHS 0 / CCHS 1; Second half: CHS 2 / CCHS 1; Final score: CHS 2 / CCHS 3
Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer hosted Silver Creek Thursday evening for their last regular season game; coming up short to the three time defending conference champions 12-2. Charlestown scored a goal in the first half off a Jessica Rawson penalty kick; however the Lady Pirates trailed 7-1 at the break. Silver Creek added five more goals in the second as Lady Pirate Senior Ilayah Keltner added a Charlestown goal for the 12-2 final. Lady Pirate Goalie Brenley Berger had 9 saves in the game. The Lady Pirates will travel to Madison for sectionals and will play Corydon on Tuesday at 5:30.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer will play in Sectional #31 of the Class 2A State Tournament, hosted at Madison High School. The Lady Pirates will open their State Tourney play against Corydon on Tuesday evening, October 3rd, beginning at approximately 5:00 pm. The Charlestown/Corydon winner will then advance to Thursday’s (Oct. 5th) Semi-Final round versus the Scottsburg/North Harrison winner, also at 5:00 pm. The double-bye match up at the lower end of the bracker is host Madison v. Silver Creek. Sectional admission is $6.00 per night or $10.00 for a tournament ticket. The Madison High School is located at 743 Clifty Drive (IN 62), in Madison, Indiana.
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.
“We appreciate Salem allowing Tayte to come on for kick off, even in her boot. They all stood around the circle and cheered for her. I know she will remember that. These seniors are incredible players and girls and they will be missed both on and off the field. Thank you Tayte, Ilayah and Aries for giving your time and talent to Charlestown Girls Soccer! You girls have some bright futures ahead of you!” commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Kelsey Rogers.
First half stats: CHS 1 (Ilayah Keltner); Salem 3 (Kielynn Tally, Callie Beckherms, Leah Miller)
Second half stats: CHS 0; Salem 3 (Elise Tally, Leah Miller, Samantha Calhoun)
Final Score 6-2 Salem. Lady Pirate Goalie Brenley Berger finished the game with 14 saves.
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.