Boys soccer: Chargers survive Falcons in PKs in Piver Cup first round

Boys soccer: Chargers survive Falcons in PKs in Piver Cup first round

The Westerly Sun

STONINGTON — Cam Anderson made a save on a penalty kick as the Chariho High boys soccer team defeated Fitch in the opening round of the Josh Piver Cup soccer tournament Saturday at Stonington High.

The two teams were scoreless after regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.

Chariho prevailed in penalty kicks, 4-3.

Shea Jackson, Ryan Allen, Nate Pepler and Kody Gordon all scored for Chariho in penalty kicks.

Anderson made a diving save to his left on Fitch’s second attempt.

Chariho (1-0) finished with 24 shots and controlled long stretches of the second half. Allen had a shot hit off the crossbar with about 12 minutes left in the game.

Chariho had another shot within 5 yards of the goal in the second half that just missed.

“I thought we crossed better and had more opportunity, but I just don’t know why [the scoring] didn’t happen,” Chariho coach Les Ahern said.

Chariho had a number of other good opportunities.

“I wasn’t frustrated, and I don’t think the kids were either,” Ahern said of the missed chances. “Obviously, we will be working on finishing.”

Fitch dropped to 1-1 with the loss.

— Keith Kimberlin

 

 


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