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Corydon throttles Charlestown, 8-1

Corydon throttles Charlestown, 8-1
Corydon throttles Charlestown, 8-1
Adam Berry of Corydon Central prepares to pass to a teammate during last Thursday afternoon's matchup against Mid-Southern Conference opponent Charlestown. (Photo by Alan Stewart)

Some coaches don’t buy into the theory that teams learn from their mistakes. Corydon soccer coach Kevin Trobaugh doesn’t fit into that category.
The Panthers were soundly defeated by Providence on Aug. 20, 8-0. In that game, Corydon’s players and coaching staff found several things out that could help the club in its next outing.
Charlestown can thank Providence for Corydon’s inspired play here last Thursday afternoon, dropping an 8-1 decision.
The hosts bombed the visitors 23 times in the first half, with six finding the back of the net. In the second set, Corydon continued the barrage with 16 shots on goal and two more scores.
“As long as you are making the keeper work, there’s always that chance that one will find its way in,” Trobaugh said. “As long as we are getting shots into the box, there’s always that chance. We worked on trying to get a few longer shots this year. We want to make the keeper have to handle a different style of shot.”
Corydon junior Brent Salomon, who had two goals in the win over Charlestown, said the loss to Providence demonstrated all the things his team needed to work on.
“I think after we played Providence we bounced back pretty good and controlled the ball better,” the player said. “We just did nothing right that game. We were talking and moving more and passing and everything. That game helped us a lot against Charlestown.”
Salomon scored the team’s first goal with 14:05 showing on a pass from Kyle Savely. Savely added his name to the scoring column on a Quentin Combs miss with 7:48 remaining. Savely banked one home off the post for a 3-0 lead at the 2:18 mark and with just 25 ticks remaining in the first period, Adam Berry scored one on a pass from Harald Van Gaasbeek.
Charlestown wasn’t able to attempt a shot on goal until the 9:10 mark of the quarter.
In the second set, Berry scored on a penalty kick. A short time later, Salomon marked his second goal of the game on a cross pass by Berry.
Neither team got much going in the third set, but Marco Rocha broke the stalemate with 11:09 remaining. Savely marked his third and the team’s final netter of the game with just over nine minutes showing.
Charlestown’s Brandon Stephens finally slipped one past keeper Carson Cooper at the 6:26 mark to set the final score.
Cooper stopped all but one of the Pirates’ 13 shot attempts.
“Everything worked for the first time for us,” Trobaugh said. “We were lucky the way we match up against them. We were able to contain their good players. Left us free on the outside runs.”
The coach said Savely has been trying to improve his shot selection.
“The key thing for him this year was to put the ball into the net. Last year he got all the prepositions: he was over the net, beside the net, behind the net … just not into the net,” the coach said.
Corydon Central toppled Hoosier Hills Conference opponent Jennings County on Saturday morning, 2-1.
In the first-ever meeting between the two programs, Corydon drew first blood in the 17th minute on a goal by Savely with assists by Salomon and Combs.
Jennings scored on a corner kick in the 25th minute, setting the game at a 1-1 tie at the halftime break.
“In the second half, everybody matched up real well,” Trobaugh said. “The keepers were making some really nice saves on both ends.”
Then, with seven minutes to go in the game, Salomon slipped one through for the eventual game-winner.
Cooper held his ground as keeper and snuffed out the hosts’ comeback tries.
“It was a bit rough physically. Not cheap shots, but more of what we’ll be getting this week against Floyd Central and New Albany,” Trobaugh said. “We ended up with the win, which is real big for us with them being a HHC school. I think that will give us a little bit of confidence heading into this week.”
Salomon agreed with his coach.
“We went up there and they weren’t a slacker type team. They were real fast, real quick,” Salomon said. “It was an awesome game. It really boosted us up.
“I think we can compete pretty good if we play like we played against Jennings County. We need to be quick and think smart out there and not make dumb plays.”
Corydon hit the road yesterday to face Floyd Central and will host New Albany tomorrow (Thursday) at 5:30 before taking part in the Batesville Tournament on Saturday morning.
Lady Panthers fall to Providence
The Providence girls’ soccer team opened the season last Wednesday afternoon by blanking host Corydon, 10-0.
Meghan Teives paced the visitors with a trio of netters and two assists, Alex Hughes had three assists, Jenna Warner had two goals and one goal each was scored by Michelle Raines, Britney Freiberger, Lindsey Brown and Abby Smith.
The Lady Panthers dropped to 1-1 on the season and will take to the turf Thursday at 5:30 at Louisville Eastern for the team’s first road game.