By GREG MENGELT
Lanesville took a 3-0 lead and had a 4-0 advantage one minute into the second half and held on to beat the host Pirates 5-3 and repeat as Charlestown Boys’ Soccer Invitational championships.
Trailing 4-0, Jose Arredondo got the Pirates on the board and Rodrigo Martinez scored his first of two championship-game goals to cut the deficit in half.
However, the Eagles scored in the 66th minute rendering Martinez’s second goal in the 69th minute less threatening.
After an earlier explosive 8-4 victory over Mitchell in the opening round of the tournament, Charlestown thought it may have something for the defending champs.
“[We] looked lethargic from the long rest between games and all of the good things they had done in the first game against Mitchell — closing out on defense and controlling nice passes through the midfield to maintain possession — just simply weren't happening,” Charlestown coach Andrew Smith said.
Martinez, Arredondo and Michael Navetta dominated in the semifinal. Martinez had a hat trick just 22nd minutes into the contest and finished with four goals. Arredondo assisted on Martinez’s first two goals and scored early in the second to give the Pirates a commanding 6-3 lead. Navetta had three assists and capped the goal scoring in the 66th minute.
Bryce Shreve scored two goals in the opener and had an assist in the both games.
CHARLESTOWN 8, MITCHELL 4
C — Rodrigo Martinez (Alfredo Arredondo), 6th min.
C — Martinez (Arredondo), 10th.
M — Aidan Wheeler (unassisted), 21st.
C — Martinez (Michael Navetta), 22nd.
M — Joseph Taflinger (unassisted), 23rd.
C — Martinez (Michael Navetta), 27th.
C — Bryce Shreve (unassisted), 33rd.
M — Josh Duncan (unassisted), 37th.
C — Arredondo (Navetta), 46th.
C — Shreve (Brandon Meador), 52nd.
M — Wheeler (penalty kick), 54th.
C — Navetta (unassisted), 66th.
LANESVILLE 5, CHARLESTOWN 3
CHARLESTOWN SCORING PLAYS
L — Arredondo (Brayden Cooksey), 57th.
L — Martinez (unassisted), 58th.
L — Martinez (Shreve), 69th.
Halftime score: Lanesville 3-0.
JEFFERSONVILLE 6, MARTINSVILLE 0
At Karst Park, Bloomington
J — Ben Mann (unassisted), 2nd min.
J — Mann (Leonard Kwitonda), 6th min.
J — Eric Martinez (Isaiah Salazar), 10th.
J — Mann (Salazar), 40th.
J — Kwitonda (Mann), 44th.
J — Mann (Kwitonda, Salazar), 48th.
Notes: Ben Mann scored all four of his goals in the tournament in Saturday’s semifinal.
Quotes: Jeffersonville coach Carson Webb, “We dominated the game. We played very well and finished. Martinsville wasn’t that bad, we just executed.”
Records: Jeffersonville 7-1-1.
JASPER 2, JEFFERSONVILLE 0
At Karst Park, Bloomington
Ja — Caleb Williams (unassisted), 8th.
Ja — Williams (unassisted), 73rd.
Quotes: Webb, “We played very well. The frustrating part is we outplayed them. They’re a good team, but we just couldn’t finish [scoring chances]. If we would have finished, we would have come home with the trophy. That’s the frustrating part. The good thing is, that’s why we come to this tournament, so we can learn from it. It’s not the end of the world. It’s frustrating, but we’re going to bounce back.”
Records: Jeffersonville 7-2-1, Jasper 6-2.
Next: Jeffersonville at Jennings County, Saturday.
ROCK CREEK 2, LOUISVILLE BROWN 1
B — Markus Bradley, 8th min.
R — Gedeon Nzombi (unassisted), 27th.
R — Will Brown (unassisted), 56th.
Note: Brown’s game-winning goal sailed just over the just over the hands of the Brown keeper with 24 minutes to play; The meet was the first for Jonny Wires, who is returning from a back injury.
Quotes: Rock Creek coach Chris Brown, “I thought we played a solid game with the exception of the misplayed ball early on [on Brown’s lone goal]. We executed well but didn’t capitalize on some of our scoring opportunities. We communicated better in second half, just didn’t put enough into the back of the net.”
Next: Rock Creek hosts Mitchell, Tuesday.
MUNCIE CENTRAL 3, SILVER CREEK 2
Set scores: 25-18, 22-25, 26-24, 25-18, 15-12
Silver Creek highlights: Kendra Kirchgessner 4 kills, 3 blocks; Danni Densford 12 kills, 8 blocks; Morgan Reining 14 kills, 12 digs; Kelsi Scott 5 kills, Kaitlyn Ramser 35 assists, 4 aces, 5 digs; Brynn Ware 5 digs.
Note: Muncie Central is ranked No. 2 in Class 3A.
Quotes: Silver Creek coach Jeff Zimmerman, “Morgan Reining, Kaitlyn Ramser and Danni Densford really picked up their games today.”
NEW CASTLE 3, SILVER CREEK 0
Set scores: 25-22, 25-11, 25-18
Highlights: Reining 6 kills, 3 aces, 7 digs; Krichgessner 4 kills, Densford 3 kills, 1 block; Ramser 13 assists.
Notes: New Castle is ranked No. 3 in Class 4A; Silver Creek’s Liz Mann had six aces on the day.
Quotes: Zimmerman, “We played well. That’s a good day for us. Everyone says there’s no such thing as a good loss, but we were very proud of the girls today.”
Next: Silver Creek at Jeffersonville, Tuesday.
MARTINSVILLE ARTESIAN CLASSIC
Team scores: South Dearborn 71, Edgewood 106, Silver Creek 138, Oldenburg 143, Brown County 160, Lighthouse Christian 171, Crawford County 174, Bloomfield 194, Eastern Greene 299, Providence 231, Lanesville 237, Indian Creek 240, Triton Central 298, Eminence 385, Tri-West 403.
Silver Creek: 12. Tanner Coots 17:32, 14. Cameron Stephens 17:39, 21. Morgan Davidson 17:55, 44. Matthew Bottorff 18:37, 51. Boone Barton 18:56, 59. Tyler Priddy 19:04, 90. Zach Brisaber 20:05.
Quotes: Silver Creek coach Darrell Kingery, “I was pleased with the way the boys ran today with the top three bringing home medals. I would never have imagined [being] third in this meet with us graduating our top four runners from last year. We continue to get better each day, and hopefully that trend will continue. Next week is the big one at Brown County — the site of the regional and semi-state. We look forward to the challenge.”
Next: Providence at Christian Academy Invitational, Thursday; Silver Creek at Brown County Eagle Invitational, Saturday.
Team scores: Oldenburg Academy 57, Silver Creek 72, Brown County 102, Lighthouse Chritian 120, Edgewood 166, Eastern Greene 168, South Dearborn 218, Bloomfield 227, Monrovia 245, Tri-West 248, Providence 258, Lanesville 275, Crawford County 300, Borden 305.
Silver Creek: 5. Mackenzie Crouch 20:25; 9. Maggie Shields 20:50; 19. Brittany Sharp 21:45; 20. Jessica Backherms 21:46; 26. Miranda Coats 22:29; 34. Emory Lewis 23:10; 40. Paris Brock 23:27.
Quotes: Kingery, “The top four girls brought home medals and the entire team ran well, even though we have been fighting illnesses this week. Oldenburg has been ranked and we were pleased to be close to them and even put our seventh runner in front of their fifth, but they were just too strong up front to be beaten today. I still see room for a lot of improvement and that is a good thing this time of year. Next week at Brown County will be a major test for this group. I’m looking forward to see how they respond.”
Next: Borden at Scottsburg Invitational, Tuesday; Providence at Christian Academy Invitational, Thursday; Silver Creek at Brown County Eagle Invitational, Saturday.
JEFFERSONVILLE DOUBLE DUALS
JEFFERSONVILLE 4, BLOOMINGTON NORTH 1
No. 1 — Peter Leonard (B) d. Austin Hunt 6-3, 6-2.
No. 2 — Brock Winchell (J) d. John Isaacson 6-4, 7-5.
No. 3 — Connor Buntin (J) d. Scott Bode 6-1, 6-1.
No. 1 — Sam Coward-Jack Reilley (J) d. Charlie Ryan-Jake Barrett 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 — Kooper Falkenstein-Chase Kayrouz (J) d. Ben Chapman-Jory Shoup 6-1, 6-3.
Notes: Jeffersonville is ranked 12th in the state.
JV: Jeffersonville 5-0.
FLOYD CENTRAL 4, CASTLE 1
No. 1 — Ryan Plunkett (F) d. Ashwin Prasad 6-4, 6-3.
No. 2 — Chris Boone (F) d. Ryan Sturgeon 6-3, 6-0.
No. 3 — Duncan Bishop (F) d. Andy Buzza 6-3, 6-3.
No. 1 — Evan Bottorff-Jake Lobel (C) d. Jack Stoner/Harrison Davis 7-6 (7-4), 6-4.
No. 2 — Alec Saxon-Austin Ivey (F) d. Hunter Probus-Chaitanya Cherukupalli 6-2, 2-6, 6-1.
JEFFERSONVILLE 5, CASLTE 0
No. 1 — Hunt d. Prasad 5-7, 6-0, 6-2.
No. 2 — Winchell d. Sturgeon 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3 — Buntin d. Buzza 6-0, 6-0.
No. 1 — Coward-Reilly d. Lobel-Bottorff 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 6-2.
No. 2 — Falkenstein-Kayrouz d. Probus-Cherukupalli 6-3, 1-6, 6-4.
Quotes: Jeffersonville coach Mark Reilly, “This match ended up being very interesting. At the No. 1 singles spot, Austin Hunt started having ankle problems in the middle of the first set and ended up taking a medical time out to get the ankle taped. It stabilized after [he dropped] the first set. Once this happen, he ended up taking control of the second and third sets to win the match. The Castle coach made a stratigic move in his line up by putting his next four best players at the doubles positions. This caused some problems with the strength in this part of the lineup, but our guys did a great job of keeping themselves under control and pulling out both of the matches in the third set. Our [No. 2] and [No. 3] singles players had an easy time of it.”
Records: Jeffersonville 7-1 (team record 7-1).
JV: Jeffersonville 4-1.
Next: Jeffersonville hosts Providence, Tuesday.
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 3, FLOYD CENTRAL 2
No. 1 — Leonard (B) d. Plunkett 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2 — Isaacson (B) d. Boone 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5)
No. 3 — Bode (B) d. Reed Plunkett 6-3, 6-3.
No. 1 — Stoner-Davis (F) d. Ryan-Barrett 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 — Ivey-Saxon (F) d. Chapman-Shoup 6-2, 6-1.
Next: Floyd Central hosts Lanesville, Tuesday.
FRIDAY’S LATE RESULTS
JEFFERSONVILLE 1, TERRE HAUTE NORTH 1
At Karst Park, Bloomington
F — 6th min.
J — Kwitonda (unassisted), 7th.
Quotes: Webb, “We had a gajillion chances [to score], but we just couldn’t score. We hit the post three times, but just couldn’t put one past them.”
Records: Jeffersonville 6-1-1.
BORDEN 5, SOUTH CENTRAL 0
No. 1 — Josh Vollstedt d. Parker Gabhart 5-7, 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 — Joseph Vollstedt d. Henry Dunn 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 — Kamden Hurst d. Tanner Stark 6-0, 6-1
No. 1 — Cody Craddock-Dylan Scott d. Henry Hentrup-Jack Turner 6-3, 6-3
No. 2 — Elijah Franklin-Dawson Nale d. Dakota Lambert-Logan May 6-2, 6-2
Next: Borden at Crawford County, today.