Finish the season at 16-2-1 overall
After a season filled with countless goals and shutouts, the Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team appeared to have no answer for the high flying Pleasant Hill Chicks Thursday night in the championship in the Class 2 District 11 Tournament at Pleasant Hill.
With the winner to move on to the sectional round on Saturday, the Lady Pirates felt their chances were about 50-50 to get past PHill. Unfortunately for Boonville, they weren’t expecting their offense to go dormant for 80 minutes while losing to the Chicks 3-0.
While finishing the season at 16-2-1, head coach Tim Brown said the Lady Pirates had another good year but unfortunately lacked the precision on both sides of the ball that was their strength this season.
“We made some changes but failed to put them away (minus the one ball at 0-0 that we played over the PHill goal line that the referees did not award), and defensively we made three catastrophic mistakes in/near the box that the Chicks capitalized on,” Brown said.
Of course trailing 1-0 at the half was still doable for the Lady Pirates after giving up a goal at the 40 minute mark. Unfortunately for Boonville, they still had no answer in the second half as PHill came back with goals again at the 52 and 67 minute mark for the victory.
Despite the shutout, which was the first for Boonville this season, the Lady Pirates still managed to finish the match with 15 shot attempts and six shots on goal while PHill had 13 shot attempts and five shots on goals.
The Lady Chicks also had 11 fouls in the match compared to seven for Boonville.
As for the scoring this season, Hannah Fuemmeler led the Lady Pirates with 33 goals. Brynn Edwards finished the season with 28, followed by Sariana Barbarotta with 19, Rose Lenz 13, Kate Peterson 9, Blake Allison 8, Shelby Wessing and Maddie Weber 3, Brooke Coleman 2 and MJ Goff and Jaden Mckee 1.
Barbarotta had the team-high in assists for Boonville with 24 while Fuemmeler contributed 20, Edwards 13, Peterson 12, Allison 9, Wessing and Goff 8, Weber 7, Coleman 4 and Leigha Vollmer and Olivia Browning 2.
As for sophomore goalie Jamie Lemmons, she finished the season with 15 shutouts and a goal against average of 0.36. She also allowed only seven goals all season.