Tonight in a hard fought match to the end, the Lady Pirates defeated Corydon 4-3. Ilayah Keltner opened up the scoring for the Pirates bringing down a loose ball out of the middle and beating the Corydon defense to put it in the back of the net. Corydon then answered back before the first half ended to tie it at 1-1.
Jessaca Rawson put the Pirates ahead at the beginning of the second half a couple minutes in, assisted by Motsinger. Corydon fired back minutes later again evening up the score at two. Ilayah Keltner netted the third goal with an assist from Rawson to put the Pirates up 3-2. It was a back and forth battle as Corydon evened the playing field again at 3.
They had a lot of speed up top, that gave our back line some trouble and a run for our money. Their speed and willingness to win 50/50 balls brings up key points for us to work on. Tayte Motsinger broke the tie with three minutes left in the game, taking a shot from 25 yards out into the back of the net to end the game 4-3.
Brenley Berger came up big for us tonight in goal, making 13 saves. She handled 3 or 4 breakaways to keep us in the match as they had plenty of looks to send the score the other direction.
It was a great game and we are very proud of our kids. Corydon has speed and tenacity and really challenged our kids. We have a quick turn around as we host Jeffersonville’s JV at home at 6:30pm.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate soccer team (1-1 overall; 0-0 MSC) hosted Southern High School from Louisville on Thursday night at Charlestown Middle School. The Lady Pirates played well, and took down Southern 8-0 on the hot, muggy evening. Illayah Keltner and Tayte Motsinger led the scoring with each having hat-tricks, followed by goals from Jessaca Rawson and Lexi White. Assists were recorded by Cheyenne Hawk, Illayah Keltner, Tayte Motsinger (3) and Machayla Hawkins. In total, the Pirates outshot Southern 18-2, holding them to the shutout. Southern fought hard until the end, with a young team and a small roster. “We saw a lot of improvement tonight from our first game last week. The kids implemented a lot of what we taught them in practice and executed it well. It was exciting to watch the girls work hard and with each other to achieve their first win in a few seasons,” commented a very proud Head Coach Chelsea Grover, picking up her first win as the new Lady Pirate Head Coach. “There were also lessons to learn from this game, to continue to improve throughout the season.” The Lady Pirates (1-1 overall) will open up conference play next Wednesday as they host the Corydon Central Lady Panthers. The match on Wednesday against Corydon will be at Charlestown High School. For more information on the Lady Pirate Soccer program, stay tuned to Charlestown Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.
The Charlestown Lady Pirates fought hard in their home opener, but fell to Jennings County 2-1 at the conclusion. Jennings County scored first midway in the first half; but Charlestown answered with a Tayte Motsinger goal, from about 25 yards out, a few minutes later. After a 1-1 halftime score, Jennings County got a goal by Lexi Brown and Emily Montgomery to eventually help secure the win. Lady Pirate Brenley Berger came up big with 11 saves for Charlestown. “We were proud of our girls playing against a tough Jennings County Team. It was a great first test for us, to show us what we need to improve on. They worked hard for all 80 minutes and never gave up”, commented first year Lady Pirate Head Coach Chelsea Grover. Next home game is against Southern at Charlestown Middle School next Thursday at 6:00pm.
Reminder that all athletes must have a physical on file while also passing 70% of their classes in order to be eligible for athletic participation at Charlestown High School. All Transfer students must fill out a Transfer form in the athletic office.
Volleyball begins Monday at CHS from 3:30p – 5:30p, direct questions to Coach Nuxoll at firstname.lastname@example.org;
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The Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer Sectional draws are complete. The Boys Soccer team will be facing off against Corydon Central on Monday night, October 5th, at 5:00pm. The Girls Soccer team will be facing off against Jeffersonville on Tuesday night, October 6th, at 5:00pm. Both matches are played at Floyd Central High School. For more information, please contact the Athletic Department at Charlestown High School. 812-256-3328 ex.11142.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer match at Corydon, originally scheduled for today, September 8th has been moved to Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. The contest remains being played at Corydon HS with a 6:00 pm start time. Lady Pirate Soccer will alternatively practice today (Tuesday, September 8th) at their normal time.
The Charlestown Lady Pirate Soccer team, led by new head coach Terrance Greer, fell to Jennings County 0-7 in their season opener Thursday night. The Lady Pirates never gave up and competed well against a good Jenning County team. “Great effort by the girls. They never gave up,” commented Head Coach Terrance Greer. The Lady Pirates (0-1 overall; 0-0 MSC) will be back in action next Thursday night, traveling to Southern High School in Louisville.