Three goals lift Corydon over Madison
The Corydon Central girls’ soccer team came away with a split last week, losing at New Albany while turning around to defeat Madison.
On Thursday, the Lady Panthers fell behind quickly against New Albany, eventually trailing by three goals early in the match. Corydon Central’s defense tightened up, holding the Lady Bulldogs to one goal during the final 60 minutes but eventually lost, 4-1.
Corydon Central scored with 11 minutes remaining. With a defender pressed on her hip, Whitney Lippert sent a ball through the penalty area to Sidney Pickman. Pickman was able to beat the New Albany keeper to pull Corydon Central within two goals at 3-1. New Albany eventually scored its final goal with less than five minutes to go, locking up the victory for the home team.
On Saturday, Corydon Central came back to defeat visiting Madison, 3-2.
All three of the Lady Panthers’ goals came in the first half. The first was a Lippert goal off of an assist from Danielle Uesseler.
Uesseler came back to add a goal of her own, followed by Colleen Kitterman scoring.
‘We had that rough game with New Albany, but the girls bounced back from that performance and came up with much better passing and possession against Madison,’ said Corydon Central coach Kyle Jones. ‘Possession and passing is what won the game for us. I felt our defense kept their strikers in check and we controlled the ball well in the midfield for most of the game. As always, Madison is a strong, physical team, and they must to compete in the Hoosier Hills Conference, and to give them their first loss is an achievement.’
Hanna Skelly picked up the win in goal, making four saves.
Corydon Central’s record improved to 2-3. The Lady Panthers, along with North Harrison, will play Saturday in the Silver Creek Invitational; play will begin at 10 a.m. The host of the tournament will be Corydon Central due to Silver Creek’s field not being in ready for playing conditions.