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.
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The Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer team was represented this past Sunday by two teammates invited to play in the annual Indiana Elite North vs South game in northern Indiana.
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.
The Lady Pirates battled for 80 minutes against the Dragons in their last regular season game tonight. Playing against a talented team, the Pirates lost 9-0 but gained a sense of accomplishment through never giving up and being challenged by good players.
We saw passing from our kids tonight that we haven’t seen build all season. We went hard in on tackles and were fierce and fought hard in the first half. We play Floyd Central at Floyd Next Tuesday at 5:00 pm in the first round of sectionals!
Captain Tayte Motsinger put together a wonderful night honoring Down Syndrome awareness. Players on both teams kicked the ball around, danced, laughed, and sang with the DSL participants. It was an awesome time.
Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer will travel to Silver Creek Thursday evening for a 6:00 pm rivalry match against the Lady Dragons, a game both teams have been waiting for all season long. Charlestown and Silver Creek will honor Down Syndrome during the rivalry match-up; including a halftime show put on by Down Syndrome of Louisville. The game kick-off will include down syndrome children in attendance with both teams; and a silent auction to benefit DSL is also planned. The Lady Pirates invite and encourage everyone to come out to the game and help support this event while they raise money for DSL! Hope to see you there!
The Pirates started the week off a bit rocky falling to Salem 8-1.
Being down 4-0 at halftime, the Pirates were able to put one up on the board in the second half by Tayte Motsinger. It ended up being 8-1 at the end.
“It wasn’t our night. Sometimes nothing goes your way. But, you can always pride yourself on effort and never giving up, and our kids kept playing until the end. In situations like that, that’s all we ask for.”
The Pirates take on Silver Creek at their place Thursday night at 6:00pm for the last regular season game.