The Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team had the perfect end to the regular season last night in a make-up game against the Fulton Hornets.
With the district tournament beginning next week in Boonville, the Lady Pirates closed out the regular season with a 1-0 win over the Fulton Hornets.
While improving to 10-8 overall and 5-7 in the NCMC, head coach Tim Brown said his team did not play well at all. “We were out-hustled by a significant margin, and we were very careless with the ball,” Brown said. “However, other than a slipup early in the match where we allowed a breakaway, we played solid defense--only allowing long-range shots, and we created a few really good goal-scoring changes (although, we only scored on a decent freekick and costly goalkeeper error). All in all, we can and will do better in the coming matches, but we did enough to win.”
The Lady Pirates also assured themselves of their first winning season in the history of the program in varsity action. As the No. 1 seed in the Class 1 District 8 Tournament next week in Boonville, the Lady Pirates will face fourth-seeded Father Tolton on Monday, May 13 starting at 7 p.m.
In the match last night, Boonville scored the game’s only goal at the 35 minute mark on a shot by freshman Cali McAreavy.
The Lady Pirates also finished the match with 10 shots on goal and 17 shot attempts compared to only nine shots on goal and 14 shot attempts by Fulton.
The Lady Hornets also had nine fouls in the match compared to eight for Boonville.
As for saves in the match, junior goalie Cassidy Renfrow had nine for the Lady Pirates.
The Boonville girls junior varsity soccer team was also victorious against Fulton 2-0.
The Lady Pirates, who finished the regular season at 6-3-4 overall, scored the first of two goals at the 34 minute mark on an assist from Alyssa Dell to Kayla Cotten. Then, at the 42 minute mark, sophomore Makenzie Ficken scored on an unassisted goal to make it 2-0.
Brown said of the 10 matches the BHS reserve soccer team won or tied and only allowed one goal from their opponents while scoring 15. “The leading JV goal scorer was junior Jessi Matney with five,” Brown said. “The leader in assists was sophomore Alyssa Dell with three. Freshman goalkeeper Haylee Thomas recorded nine JV shutouts on the season.”
In the match against Fulton, Boonville had seven shots on goal and 16 shot attempts while the Lady Hornets had only one and one.
Boonville also had two fouls in the match compared to one for Fulton.
As for saves, freshman goalie Haylee Thomas had one for the Lady Pirates.