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.