Pirate Soccer Falls to Corydon 5-1 in MSC Opener

The Pirate Soccer team traveled to Corydon for their conference opener Tuesday evening, and second of a three in a row stretch this week.  “Tonight, we lost our first game of the season, against Corydon 5-1, and they proved to be a very strong team”, commented Pirate Coach Christian Martinez.  The Pirates scored an early goal at the 1 minute mark by Sergio Bolanos with an assist from Bryce Wray.  “I got the impression that the Pirates became overconfident at that point.  We lost our positions in the field, allowing Corydon to win”, explained Coach Martinez.  Corydon tacted on two more goals in the first half to take a 3-1 lead to halftime.

“During half time, we had our normal discussion about the errors made in the first half and how to improve in the second half.  However, it just didn’t work out this time.  We continued to make the same errors, which cost us two more goals”, stated Coach Martinez.

After a post-game discussion with the team, “I feel they understand the areas that were not as strong tonight and know what they can do to improve.  I continue to be proud of this group and there was a lesson to be learned tonight. You win some, and you lose some.  I will never be disappointed when they try so hard”, Coach concluded.

The night ended with the Pirates taking 12 shots, which 6 were on goal with Corydon taking 20 shots, with 11 on goal. Our goalie Matt Parrella had 6 saves and 5 allowed.

Next matchup is:  Wednesday vs. Southern High School