Boonville junior soccer player Jaden McKee has flirted with a hat track through the first eight games this season.
On Thursday against the Fatima Comets, McKee saw all her hard work pay off with three goals to lead the Lady Pirates past Fatima 5-1.
While improving to 6-2 on the season, Boonville Lady Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said the girls got another win and had some good sequences in the game and created good chances to goal.
“The goal Fatima scored on was a penalty kick,” James said. “Sarah Miller made a great save, but was not able to recover after the first save. I thought Miller did a great job in goal for us. She has really improved and made some big saves this season. We look forward to our games next week as we face Fulton and Hannibal.”
McKee was definitely feeling it early on for Boonville with an unassisted goal three minutes in, followed by another goal two minutes later on an assist by Kate Peterson to make it 2-0.
Peterson then scored her team leading 12th goal of the season at the seven minute mark on an assist by Sariana Barbarotta to extend the lead to 3-0.
Fatima kept the game close, though, with a goal at the 34 minute mark to cut the lead to two at 3-1. However it was all Boonville after that with a goal by Barbarotta and assist from Brynn Edwards at the 70 minute mark to make it 4-1. Then, to complete the scoring in the match, McKee picked up her third goal of the night on the assist by Peterson at the 72 minute mark.
Boonville also finished the match with 21 shot attempts and 16 shots on goal while Fatima had eight shot attempts and six shots on goal.
Boonville goalie Sarah Miller also had four saves in the match.
In the JV match, Fatima defeated Boonville 1-0 while playing only one half.
James said it was a close game and the goal by Fatima came on a defensive error. “Mistakes happen in the back, but the girls played together as a team and connected some passes throughout the half,” James said. “They gave their best effort to come back and get a goal, but fell short.”
Fatima scored the only goal of the match at the six minute mark.
Fatima also had three shot attempts and three shots on goal while Boonville had only one shot attempt and one shot on goal.
Boonville sophomore goalie Julianne Bromagen also had three saves in the match.
The loss dropped Boonville’s JV to 6-2 on the season.