Soccer team drops close one to Crested Butte

Despite a valiant effort in the second half, the Pagosa Springs Pirate soccer team came up short of a victory in their game at Crested Butte on Oct. 3.

With a set play goal by Lars Schneider, the Pirates avoided being shut out in the first half, but faced a 3-1 deficit for the period.

However, the Pirates grabbed the initiative in the second half.

“They figured out the Crested Butte defense,” said Coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason, “and played a very disciplined game.”

Schneider scored again for the Pirates, as did Jacob Ormonde, both on set plays. Unfortunately, though nearly evening the score in the final moments of the game, the Pirates were not able to catch up and lost to Crested Butte, 4-3.

“Our players are a class act,” Kurt Mason said of his team, “We were down 3-1 at the end of the first half. But did they quit? No.

“They are about being sportsmen,” Kurt-Mason went on to say. “They will kick it out of bounds when an opponent is hurt. They do not use foul language on the field. They keep the integrity of the game.”

The Pirates take on league opponent Center at Golden Peaks Stadium Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m.

jim@pagosasun.com