Local boys teams flipped out of sectional
The boys soccer teams from Corydon Central and North Harrison were eliminated from tournament play last Tuesday evening at the Floyd Central Sectional.
The Panthers (4-10-2) fought tooth and nail against a strong Floyd Central team, but came up just short in a 2-0 loss. North Harrison’s match against Charlestown was scoreless for the first 20 minutes. After that, it was all Pirates in a 9-1 decision.
F.C. 2, C.C. 0
Host Floyd Central scored two preventable goals to oust Corydon Central from the sectional.
The Highlanders picked up a score from midfielder Patrick Martin, who tipped in a rebound shot from point-blank range 20 minutes into the affair.
Then, with 9:48 left in the second half, Alex Adams blasted one to the back of the net from 25 yards out.
‘We had a lot of youth on this year’s team, and I think it showed a little bit tonight. On both scores, we just didn’t mark up. Both were set plays,’ Corydon coach James Thomas said. ‘I’m proud of the way we came out, and I know the guys played hard.
‘We progressed as a team from three months ago, and that’s the important thing, especially after coming into the season losing nine players off last year’s team.’
Thomas praised the play of several of his players, including John Lasky, Michael Harmon (captain) Brent Rodgers and keeper Doug DaSilva.
‘We had a tough draw and probably played one of the toughest opponents,’ Thomas said. ‘Again, I was proud of the way we came out in the match.’
C.H.S. 9, N.H. 1
North Harrison saw an inspired effort and a 0-0 game after 20 minutes turn into a snoozer by halftime against Charlestown.
The Pirates drew first blood with a netter at the 20:47 mark when Mario Rodriguez snuck a shot in from close range. The onslaught continued at 18:36 with a shot to the right back by Wanadi Molina.
Victor Taylor, Jordon Stopher and Brandon Stephens all added goals for Charlestown which took a 5-0 lead heading into the final minute of the first half.
North’s Zach Rodewig, a sophomore midfielder, scored on a rebound to ruin the Pirates’ shutout bid with 23.2 seconds left until intermission.
Stofer scoree the first two goals of the second half to earn the hat trick.
Charlestown’s Rodriguez and Kyle Flora capped the scoring for the Pirates.
The Cougars lose just three seniors from this year’s team.