Injured Pirate & Lady Pirate Soccer Fall to Hot Cougars

Charlestown Pirate and Lady Pirate Soccer teams hosted a varsity conference double-header in the Bone Yard Thursday evening.  North Harrison came into the contest with one conference defeat (girls) on the season between the two teams; and a win for their boys program would complete a conference undefeated season for the Cougars.  The Pirates played first and fell 0-2 to North Harrison, “we were at a disadvantage because five of our players are currently dealing with injuries.  two of those injured players were not able to play at all.  Then, one of the Pirates received a red card, which should have never happened.  We were left with 10 players for the remainder of the game.  Everyone played well and the Pirates made many “almost” goals.  It just wasn’t our night to win.  All in all, I am happy with the performance and the effort of my players”, summarized Pirate Head Coach Christian Martinez.  Pirate Goalie Matt Parrela had 4 saves and allowed two.  Charlestown had 15 shots and 7 on goal while North Harrison had 10 shots with 6 on goal.  The Pirates are next in action Tuesday vs. CEC High School @ the Bone Yard, this will be our last home game.

The Lady Pirate Soccer team’s game with North Harrison didn’t start until 8:00 pm; and resulted in 4-9 loss.  North Harrison scored 5 goals in the first half; however Charlestown came back quick and scored 1 goal within a minute of the second half by Ilayah Keltner.  North Harrison responded quickly and scored 3 more within 10 minutes.  Charlestown didn’t give up and Keltner put away a second goal with 20 minutes left in the game.   North Harrison was able to put one more in the net around the same time. Scoring summary:  Charlestown 4 (Ilayah Keltner (3), Gracie Murphy); North Harrison 9 (Lynsey Butler, Samantha Fell (3), Jessicka Chiquito (2), Natalie Robertson, Kelsey Bruce, (plus one unknown).  Charlestown finished the game with 2 more goals with 2 minutes remaining by Gracie Murphy and the last right at the final buzzer by Keltner.   Lady Pirate Goalie Brenley Berger finished the game with 14 saves.  “I currently have 12 healthy players who play until the last minute of the game and I couldn’t ask for more from them. We came back from a 5-0 deficit at half and tied the score for the 2nd half so we’re going to celebrate the small victories. We played 3 games last week and this week. I know my girls are tired but we’ll be back at home Monday and ready to play some more minutes”, summarized Lady Pirate Head Coach Kelsey Rogers.