Boonville senior Kate Peterson and junior Sariana Barbarotta sure know how to put on a clinic.
Despite the frigid temperatures at game time, Peterson and Barbarotta combined for nine of the team’s 10 goals to lead the Lady Pirates past Moberly 10-0 in NCMC action Tuesday at the BHS Sports Complex.
The Lady Pirates, improving to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in league play, have now outscored their last two opponents 25-0 while starting the season on the opposite end as opponents held a 9-0 advantage against Boonville.
Boonville Lady Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said the girls played a good game considering the weather conditions.
“I think there are still a few things we could improve on as we move forward,” James said. “The ball movement and playing quicker is something we are trying to focus on in games. Defense is doing a great job as we have not allowed any goals in conference. Zoe Coffelt has stepped up big time and is doing an outstanding job in the back with it being her first year on varsity. Kate Peterson and Sariana Barbarotta are being aggressive and taking chances going to goal. As Kate had five goals and Sariana had four goals on the game. Maddie Weber was the final goal to end the game for us.”
With five goals on the night for her second hat trick of the season in four games, Peterson also got the Lady Pirates on the board with two quick goals at the 16 and 21 minute mark. Senior Brynn Edwards assisted Peterson on the first goal while Barbarotta picked up her second assists of the season on the second goal.
Barbarotta then scored the next-three goals for her first hat trick of the season, the first coming unassisted at the 33 minute mark. Then, to extend the lead to 4-0 at the half, Barbarotta scored her second goal of the match on an assist from Blake Allison.
The second half was no different than the first as Barbarotta picked up goal No. 3 unassisted at the 41 minute mark to make it 5-0.
Peterson then followed that up with two more goals at the 45 minute mark on an assist from Barbarotta and 47 minute mark to push the lead to 7-0.
Boonville would add three more goals in the match, the eighth coming at the 50 minute mark on an assist by Peterson and goal by Barbarotta to extend the lead to 8-0. On the ninth goal, Peterson would score again on the assist by Barbarotta at the 56 minute mark. Then, for the 10th goal to stop the match, senior Maddie Weber scored unassisted at the 60 minute mark.
Boonville also finished the match with 29 shot attempts and 19 shots on goal while Moberly had only one shot attempt.
Boonville goalie Sarah Miller, meanwhile, had one save in the match.
In the junior varsity match, Boonville defeated Moberly 3-0 with two unassisted goals by Jaden McKee at the 19 and 20 minute mark and one unassisted goal by Olivia Browning.
Coach James said the JV team had their first shutout this season and had some great chances on goal. “The girls are doing a better job of understanding their positioning on the field,” James said. “Jaden McKee scored two of the three goals and did a great job of being dangerous for us up top. Olivia Browning had the other goal.”
Boonville’s JV also finished the match with 11 shot attempts and six shots on goal while Moberly had two shot attempts and one shot on goal.
Julianne Bromagen also had one save in the match for Boonville’s JV, who improved to 2-2 overall.