Boonville JV team falls to Kirksville by a score of 2-0
The Boonville Pirates soccer team saved its best for last Monday night while hosting the Kirksville Tigers in NCMC action at Gene Reagan field.
With the score tied at 1-all at the end of regulation, Boonville scored what turned out to be the winning goal at the 96 minute mark to beat the Tigers by a score of 2-1.
The Pirates improved to 2-4 overall and 2-2 in the NCMC.
Boonville Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said the boys did an outstanding job. “It was a great feeling to get the win in double overtime,” James said. “I thought tonight the boys played with a lot of heart and moved the ball really well. I could not be more proud of this group. Luke Rehagen had a goal tonight and had the assist on Will Rehagen’s goal in double overtime. The defense played a great game tonight as the Tigers had some very dangerous players up top. Aaron Witting was another player that I thought also stood out, on the outside mid. He had some dangerous chances on goal tonight and was aggressive taking players on.”
Kirksville scored first in the game at the 11 minute mark to go up 1-0. Nine minutes later, Boonville tied the game at 1-all on an assist from Francesco Bona to Luke Rehagen. Then, after battling for the rest of the half and the final 40 minutes with the score still tied at 1-1, the Pirates got the break they were looking for in the second overtime when Luke Rehagen picked up an assist on the goal by his brother, Will, at the 96 minute mark for the victory.
Boonville finished the match with seven shot attempts and four shots on goal while Kirksville had 12 shot attempts and six shots on goal.
Boonville senior goalie Avery Reardon, meanwhile, finished the match with eight saves.
In the JV match, Kirksville defeated Boonville 2-0 with goals at the 49 and 55 minute mark.
James said the JV team had a disappointing loss against Kirksville. “The boys did not play their usual game, and could not keep up with the Tigers,” James said. “The boys are excited to see the Kirksville Tigers again.”
Kirksville finished the match with three shot attempts and eight shots on goal while Boonville had two shot attempts and five shots on goal.
Boonville goalie Lance Marshall had three saves in the match.
The loss dropped Boonville’s JV to 3-3-1 on the season.