The Boonville Pirates soccer team can’t say they didn’t have a chance last night while playing the Hannibal Pirates to a 1-1 tie at the halfway point of the first half last night at the BHS Sports Complex.
Now what happened after that is anybodys guess as Hannibal scored two unanswered goals for the rest of the match for a 3-1 victory.
While the loss dropped Boonville to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the NCMC, head coach Tim Brown said the team played pretty well overall, but the defensive mistakes are still costing the Pirates.
“We scord first and had some chances but just could not find the finishing touch when it mattered most,” Brown said.
The Pirates, who have now lost three straight since the season-opening win against Oak Grove back on September 3rd, led off the match against Hannibal with a goal at the 22-minute mark on an assist from freshman Alec Adair to junior Tyler Drew.
Unfortunately for Boonville, they Hannibal Pirates dominated the rest of the way while tying the match up at 1-all at the 25-minute mark and then adding two more goals at the 28 and 44 minute mark for the victory.
Hannibal also finished the match with 13 shots on goal and 31 shot attempts compared to six shots on goal and 15 shot attempts for Boonville.
Hannibal also had 12 fouls in the match compared to two for Boonville.
As for saves in the match, senior goalie Nathan Green had 10.
In the JV match, Boonville and Hannibal played to a 0-0 tie for 70 minutes of soccer.
Brown said the JV Pirates recorded another shutout. “However, this time they had trouble finding the goal,” Brown said.
Boonville’s JV finished the match with two shots on goal and 16 shot attempts while Hannibal had four shots on goal and 10 shot attempts.
Hannibal also had five fouls in the match while Boonville had only two fouls. The Pirates also had two yellow cards, one by Brian Brown and one by Brendan Twenter.
Sophomore goalie Matt Shafer, meanwhile, finished the match with four saves.
The loss dropped Boonville to 2-1-1 overall.
The Boonville Pirates soccer team will travel to Stover next for a non-conference match on Monday, Sept. 16th starting at 5 p.m.