The Boonville Pirates soccer team appeared to have its hands full on the road last night against the Moberly Spartans while falling by a score of 6-0.
While the loss dropped Boonville to 4-15 overall and 0-10 in the NCMC, head coach Tim Brown said the Pirates were overmatched physically and fundamentally.
Of course it didn’t help that Boonville trailed Moberly 3-0 at the half after giving up goals at the 5 minute mark on a penalty kick, 25 minute mark and 40 minute mark. But then to make matters worse, the Spartans came back with three more goals in the second half at the 49, 59 and 61 minute mark.
Moberly also finished the match with 25 shots on goal and 36 shot attempts compared to six shots on goal and nine shot attempts by Boonville.
Junior goalie Nathan Green also had 19 saves.
The Spartans also had 12 fouls compared to just seven for Boonville.
In the JV match, Moberly defeated Boonville by a score of 2-1.
Brown said the boys just could not seem to hang on to possession of the ball.
Moberly scored first in the match at the 18-minute mark to go up 1-0 only to have Boonville rally back and tie the match at 1-all at the 19-minute mark on an assist from Noah Lammers to Anthony Brown.
However, in the second half, the Spartans scored what turned out to be the winning goal at the 35 minute mark.
Moberly had eight shots on goal and two shot attempts while Boonville finished the match with one shot on goal and two shot attempts.
Junior goalie Brendan Twenter finished the match with six saves.
As for fouls, Moberly had eight compared to just one for Boonville, who dropped to 1-11-2 overall.