September 18, 2013 | 10:13 AM
Taking home the Silver Creek Invitational trophy in girls' soccer has become commonplace for the Corydon Central Lady Panthers. For the fourth time in six years, and third in a row, Corydon Central won the four-team invitational Saturday.
To take home the championship, Corydon Central had to defeat rival North Harrison. The Lady Panthers used a pair of Aly Chambers goals, along with one from Alexis Edwards, to defeat the Lady Cats 3-2.
North Harrison's Kaitlyn Butler netted two goals.
Edwards scored the opening goal, the first of her career, when she got a through ball from Sindey Pickman to net a 15-yard shot.
After North Harrison tied the game, Corydon Central came back with Pickman connecting with Chambers with a pass that she buried in the right corner of the goal.
The best goal of the day, according to coach Kyle Jones, was the game-winner. Jordan Dagenhart was moving from the left side of the field toward the middle and got a shot off that hit the crossbar. The rebound went the direction of Chambers, who lunged forward to score with a header.
In the opening round, Corydon Central's Kaitlin Salomon and Pickman scored while the Lady Panthers defense held Silver Creek scoreless. Salomon's goal, a 30-yard shot, came from a square pass from Dani Uesseler. The shot dropped under the crossbar and over the keeper's hands. Scoring from a counterattack, Pickman took the ball from the right side and into the penalty box before striking a shot at the far post.
Corydon Central got off 20 shots against the Lady Dragons.
North Harrison, meanwhile, defeated Switzerland County 1-0 behind a goal by Shelby Austin.
Consolation honors went to Silver Creek, which defeated Switzerland County 2-0.
A rematch of sorts between North Harrison and Corydon Central takes place tomorrow (Thursday) when the Lady Panthers visit Ramsey at 6 p.m.