Pirates tie Miners, lose to Mean Moose

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Photo courtesy Scott Miller Things get physical as Marissa Medina (21) battles a Lady Miner for possession of the ball during last Saturday’s match in Telluride. The Pirates’ fought hard through both halves and two overtime periods, but the scoreboard remained empty until the bitter end. The girls went on to lose 2-1 in Alamosa on Tuesday, will host Ignacio at 4 p.m. today and will take on Ridgway tomorrow, again at 4 p.m. and also here, in Golden Peaks Stadium.
Photo courtesy Scott Miller
Things get physical as Marissa Medina (21) battles a Lady Miner for possession of the ball during last Saturday’s match in Telluride. The Pirates’ fought hard through both halves and two overtime periods, but the scoreboard remained empty until the bitter end. The girls went on to lose 2-1 in Alamosa on Tuesday, will host Ignacio at 4 p.m. today and will take on Ridgway tomorrow, again at 4 p.m. and also here, in Golden Peaks Stadium.

Due to miscommunications, the Pagosa Springs Lady Pirates had a rough week trying to find a decent soccer game to play, ended up going scoreless through double overtime with Telluride last Saturday and then lost 2-1 against Alamosa Tuesday.

Telluride

“That was a mess,” coach Lindsey Kurt-Mason began his description of Saturday’s matchup with the Miners. “We drove all the way over there — we had to leave at 4:30 in the morning to get there at 10 — and they didn’t show up.”

The field where Telluride normally plays is about 15 miles down the valley from their high school, so the coach described going back to the school, only to find a lacrosse game in progress.

Kurt-Mason eventually found Telluride’s athletic director, who then found the Miners’ soccer coach, who was apparently unaware there was a game scheduled for the day.

“They got a team together, eventually,” Kurt-Mason explained, “and we played later in the day.”

The only stats posted on the website are for Sara Chronowski, who played all 100 minutes as the Pirate goalie and got credit for eight saves.

“Our girls played pretty well,” the coach added. “They did everything right, but we came up short. We just have this chemistry with Telluride where we can’t score. No one can. They have a really good goalie.”

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