Pirate Soccer Shuts Out Eagles, 7-0
Charlestown Pirate Soccer 7 – Austin 0
1st Half: Trent Wight (36.41 PK); Trent Wight (35.48 PK); Michael Navetta (33.32); Colin Martin (8.55); Trent Wight (6:17 PK).
2nd Half: Isai Galvan (25.20); Anthony Carey (18.50); Anthony Carey (3.30) Assist by Alfredo Arredondo.
The Charlestown Pirates hosted the Austin Eagles on Tuesday evening and quickly asserted control of the game getting into the opposing penalty box twice within the first five minutes of the game and drawing contact to earn penalty kicks which were easily converted by Junior attacking midfielder Trent Wight who would go on to earn a rare hat trick of penalty kicks in the game. By the time Senior team captain and attacking midfielder Michael Navetta placed his goal into the net in the 33rd minute, the game was all but over. Freshman attacking midfielder Demetrio Ortuno entered the game and quickly soon helped Senior Colin Martin find the net for his 5th goal of the season with just under 9 minutes remaining in the half. Martin was replaced by Junior Dillon Gray who would control the striker position up until the final 5 minutes of the game, producing countless attacks on goal but never quite finding his way to score. The first half ended with Wight’s third and final penalty kick, Wight would not return to the game after he and Senior Brayden Cooksey were replaced by Freshman duo Anthony Carey and Jeremiah Paiz. The second half started with Paiz, Carey, Ortuno, and Gray being joined by fellow Freshmen Sergio Bolanos, Isai Galvan and Hunter Twist. Together the Freshmen ran the table on the Eagles by dominating possession for the entire second half as the Varsity upperclassmen were benched for the remainder of the game. Isai Galvan would score inside the box for his second goal of the season and Anthony Carey would manage to put the ball into the net twice for his first two goals of his career. But it was Freshman Demetrio Ortuno who used his slight frame and diminutive stature to raise the fans out of their seats on more than one occasion. Although he never scored, Ortuno arguably provided three of the more entertaining moments of the entire game as he narrowly missed from a diving header where upon he threw his body headfirst through the air to contact the ball, later he nearly completed a bicycle kick in the box and perhaps his greatest missed shot of all was a free kick from the corner of the penalty area that he bent up and over the defensive wall of Eagles and beat the keeper only to have the crossbar cruelly deny him with a thunderous clank. “All in all it was a very entertaining game and it shows just how much talent we are developing here in Charlestown, the future is very bright,” said Coach Andrew Smith about the freshmen performances.