For the second time in as many matches, the Hannibal Lady Pirates soccer team pitched a shutout against the Boonville Lady Pirates.
After falling to Hannibal earlier in the season 3-0, the Lady Pirates took it on the chin again last night in Hannibal by a score of 7-0.
While the loss dropped Boonville to 4-5 overall and 2-5 in the NCMC, head coach Tim Brown said Hannibal is a much improved team from the ones they have seen in the past.
“They are much, much bigger, fast, and stronger at every position, especially more so than we currently are, and when you pair with a couple skilled players, they were able to just run us into the ground,” Brown said. “Only three or four years ago, we scored eight goals against Hannibal in a match, now they scored seven against us.”
Of course it didn’t help that Boonville trailed Hannibal 5-0 at the half. After scoring goals at the 3, 6, 8, 25 and 35 mark in the first half, the Lady Pirates came back and added two more goals in the second half at the 50 and 79 minute mark for the victory.
In all, Hannibal finished the match with 17 shots on goal and 21 shot attempts compared to only four shots on goal for Boonville and eight shot attempts.
Boonville also had 10 fouls in the match compared to seven for Hannibal.
Although highlights were very few and far between against Hannibal, junior goalie Cassidy Renfrow had a good night for the Lady Pirates with 10 saves.
Of course the bad news continued in the JV match, as Hannibal won by a score of 6-0.
Hannibal led by only a score of 1-0 at the half after scoring at the 3 minute mark in the match. However, in the second half, the Lady Pirates reeled off five unanswered goals at the 38, 39, 50, 57 and 69 minute mark for the victory.
Coach Brown said the JV Lady Pirates simply could not get any attack going.
Hannibal’s JV finished the match with 30 shots on goal and 44 shot attempts compared to no shots on goal by Boonville and only one shot attempt.
Boonville also had four fouls in the match compared to two for Hannibal.
As for saves, freshman goalie Haylee Thomas had four in the match for the Lady Pirates.
The Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team will travel to Marshall on Monday, April 22 starting at 5 p.m. Then, on Thursday, April 25, the Lady Pirates will host Moberly in NCMC action at the BHS Sports Complex starting at 5.