A slow start hurt the Chariton Varsity boys soccer team in a 2-1 loss at Centerville Tuesday, April 13.

Chariton came out a little sluggish and gave up two early goals in the first 15 minutes of the game to go down, 2-0. After the two early Big Red goals, Chariton responded and started playing better.

Chariton’s Wyatt Chipp scored in the 30th minute of the game on a free kick to cut Centerville’s lead to 2-1. The score was still 2-1 at halftime.

In the second half Chariton looked better but was unable to score on the opportunities they were given and came up short.

“I was a little bit disappointed that we did not come ready to play at the start of the game. It took us awhile to adjust to the game and by then we had a big hole to dig ourselves out of. Defensively I thought that we played well in the second half. Our defense kept us in the game,” Chariton Head Coach Cole Pierschbacher said.