Improve to 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the NCMC
The Boonville Pirates soccer team recorded its second shutout of the season in grand fashion Tuesday night at home against the Fulton Hornets.
While battling the Hornets to a 0-0 tie in the first half in which both teams had plenty of chances to score, Boonville finally ended the dry spell in the second half with a penalty kick at the 54 minute mark on the foot by Francesco Bona to make it 1-0.
The Pirates would add another goal at the 79 minute mark on the assist by Skyler Blumhorst to Will Rehagen for a 2-0 victory.
Boonville Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said she thought the Pirates played a much better second half as they did not start very strong in the first half. “We had to make some changes, as Fulton just sat their entire team back in their own half leaving only one person up top as a target,” James said. “The boys did a better job of creating opportunities up top and getting shots off.”
Boonville’s previous shutout also came in September against the Moberly Spartans back on the 12th by a score of 2-0. However the Pirates have a ways to go to catch up on the number of times they have been shutout this season at five.
Boonville, at 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the NCMC, will face the conference’s only undefeated team on Thursday at Hannibal starting at 5 p.m.
As for the match against Fulton, Boonville had five shot attempts and four shots on goal while the Hornets finished the match with only one shot attempt and three shots on goal.
Senior goalie Avery Reardon also had four saves in the match.
Boonville also had 10 fouls and two yellow cards in the match while Fulton had just one foul.
In the junior varsity match, Boonville defeated Fulton 5-0.
The Pirates, 6-3-2 on the season, led Fulton 4-0 at the half with goals by Gabe Lorenz at the 13 minute mark, Sam Esser at the 18 and 35 minute mark, Tyler Schuster at the 31 minute mark and Jake Horst at the 51 minute mark.
Esser, Lorenz and Horst also had one assist each in the match.
James said the JV team had a very strong game against the Fulton Hornets. “The boys did well by setting the pace of the game and capitalized on scoring opportunities,” James said.
Boonville also finished the match with seven shot attempts and three shots on goal.