Boonville senior Luke Rehagen may have played the best game of his career Thursday night in a home match against the Mexico Bulldogs.
Although Rehagen has had other big games such as the winning goal in the sectional playoffs last fall against Southern Boone, the three goals against Mexico for a hat trick probably ranks up there while helping the Pirates beat the Bulldogs 4-2.
While the win improved Boonville’s record to 4-5 overall and 4-2 in the NCMC, head coach Kaz James said she thought the team played really well and did a good job of possessing the ball. “I thought we dominated the majority of the game and set the tone right away in the first half,” James said.
Boonville never trailed in the match against Mexico and scored four minutes in on an assist from Will Rehagen to Luke Rehagen. Seven minutes later, the Pirates increased the lead to 2-0 on the assist from Francesco Bona to Will Rehagen. Then after Mexico scored right before the half at the 38 minute mark to cut the lead to one at 2-1, Boonville came back nine minutes into the second half at the 49 minute mark on an assist from Bona to Luke Rehagen to make it 3-1. Meanwhile, on the final goal of the match, Ryan Cramer picked up an assist on the goal by Luke Rehagen to complete the final score.
Boonville also finished the match with 16 shot attempts and nine shots on goal while Mexico had 18 shot attempts and 10 shots on goal.
Boonville senior goalie Avery Reardon, meanwhile, finished the match with seven saves.
Boonville also won the JV match against Mexico by a score of 2-0.
The Pirates, improving to 5-3-1 on the season, led 1-0 at the half on the goal from Kameron Desmond and assist from Tyler Schuster. Then, in the second half at the 59 minute mark, Carter Widel scored on the assist from Ethan Van Dyke.
James said the JV had a slow start but found a rhythm in the second half. Goalkeeper Lance Marshall and the Pirates’ defense also earned their fourth shutout of the season, James said.
Boonville and Mexico each had four shot attempts and four assists in the match.
Lance Marshall, meanwhile, had four saves in the match for Boonville’s JV.