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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Pirates lack focus in 5-1 loss

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  • One day after putting up 12 goals in a 12-3 win over the Montgomery County Wildcats, the Boonville Pirates soccer team found out how the other half lives Tuesday night on the road against the Mexico Bulldogs while dropping a 5-1 decision.
    While the loss dropped Boonville to 3-7 overall and 0-5 in the NCMC, head coach Tim Brown said the Pirates probably could have hung with Mexico much better.
    “On the other hand, we probably should have conceded about 10 goals in that match (Mexico missed several point-blank chances, hit the frame of the goal a few times, and was not given two clear-cut penalties),” Brown said. “We just do not yet possess the ability to sustain focus for the entire game.”
    Of course it didn’t help that Mexico scored the game’s first-three goals at the 7, 17 and 26 minute mark to go up 3-0. Then, at the 34 minute mark, Boonville scored its only goal of the match on an assist from Josh Vollmer to Tyler Drew to cut Mexico’s lead to two at 3-1.
    Unfortunately for Boonville, they never got any closer in the match as Mexico added another goal at the 40 minute mark to lead at the half by a score of 4-1. The Bulldogs also scored the only goal of the second half at the 46 minute mark to garner the victory.
    Mexico finished the match with 25 shots on goal and 42 shot attempts while Boonville had only one shot on goal and four shot attempts.
    Junior goalie Nathan Green, meanwhile, had a busy night for the Pirates with 20 saves.
    As for the JV match, Boonville and Mexico played to a 0-0 tie.
    Brown said once again the JV did enough defensively to come out on of the match with the draw, but it has been a difficult task trying to find the right combination of attackers to get the offense going.
    Mexico had 10 shots on goal and 16 shot attempts in the match while Boonville, who dropped to 1-5-2 on the season, had only two shots on goal and 10 shot attempts.
    Junior goalie Brendan Twenter also had 10 saves for the Pirates.

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