The Boonville Pirates soccer team had hopes of knocking off MMA in its final home game of the season Tuesday night at Gene Reagan field.
While honoring the seniors and their parents prior to the match, the Pirates were one half away from accomplishing their goal while playing the Colonels to a 0-0 tie. Unfortunately for Boonville, the second half was all MMA as the Colonels scored goals at the 42 and 66 minute mark for a 2-0 victory.
Boonville Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said it was another tough loss for the varsity team.
“I thought we managed the first half, but did not create enough opportunities up top,” James said. “MMA had some skillful players up top and made it challenging for the back line at times, but I thought they did a good job defensively along with great saves by Avery Reardon. The second half was tough for us as we played defense the majority of the half. We were unable to create chances on goal to leave us at a 2-0 loss.”
The shutout was the sixth for the Pirates this season, who dropped to 9-9 on the season.
MMA also dominated on shot attempts and shots on goal in the match against Boonville. The Colonels had 12 shot attempts and nine shots on goal while Boonville had only one shot attempt and one shot on goal.
Senior goalie Avery Reardon, meanwhile, finished the match with 12 saves.
As for fouls in the match, Boonville had four compared to just one for MMA. Each team also had one yellow card in the match.
In the JV match, Boonville and MMA played to a 1-1 tie.
James said the JV boys played a tough match against MMA. “The boys seemed to control the game, but could not win against the clock and as a result ended in a 1-1 tie.”
All of the scoring also came in the first half with the Pirates opening up the game with a goal at the 13 minute mark on an assist from Lucas Ziegelbein to Carter Stumph. Then, at the 30 minute mark, MMA answered with a goal on a penalty kick to tie the game at 1-all.
Boonville had three shots on goal in the match compared to one for MMA.
Boonville junior Lance Marshall, meanwhile, finished the match with four saves.
The tie dropped Boonville to 6-4-4 on the season.
The Boonville Pirates soccer team closed out the regular season with a match at Mexico on Thursday.
The Pirates will open district play on Tuesday, Oct. 17th at Pleasant Hill against top-seeded Oak Grove starting at 5 p.m. Pleasant Hill will play Clinton in the second game at 7 p.m.
The championship in the Class 2 District 10 Tournament will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19th starting at 6:30 p.m.