It’s no surprise that Boonville’s Kate Peterson and Sariana Barbarotta have scored the majority of the goals this season for the Lady Pirates soccer team.
Going into Thursday’s match on the road against Mexico, Peterson had 21 goals on the season compared to 15 for Barbarotta. The duo is also the only players for Boonville to lead the team in double digits in assists, with Barbarotta dishing out 16 and Peterson 9.
Make that 39 combined goals now as Barbarotta finished the match with two against Mexico while Peterson had one in a 4-0 victory.
While scoring their ninth shutout of the season to improve to 12-4-1 overall and 9-1 in the NCMC, head coach Kaz James said the girls had a lot of shots on goal, but the keeper for Mexico was making some good saves in the first half. “In the second half we were able to find the back of the net, ending in a 4-0 victory,” James said. “This was not our best game, but a win is a win.”
After going in at the half on top 1-0 on the unassisted goal by Sarianna Barbarotta, Boonville began to find the back of the net with more regularity in the second half with three goals all in a span of 16 minutes.
Brooke Coleman led things off in the second half with a goal at the 45 minute mark and assist by Peterson to extend the lead to 2-0. The goal was Coleman’s fourth of the season.
Four minutes later, Barbarotta picked up her second goal of the game unassisted at the 49 minute mark to make it 3-0. Then, to closeout the scoring in the game, Peterson recorded her team-leading 22nd second on the assist by Blake Allison to push the lead to 4-0.
Boonville also finished the match with a heart-stopping 55 shot attempts and 33 shots on goal while Mexico had seven shot attempts and seven shots on goal.
Boonville sophomore goalie Sarah Miller, meanwhile, finished the match with seven saves.
In the JV match, Boonville and Mexico finished in a 0-0 tie.
James said the girls struggled to connect out of the midfield. “Mexico found the gaps in our defense and put a lot of pressure on us,” James said. “Julianne Bromagen played a great game by keeping the shutout for us.”
Boonville’s JV, which now stands at 8-4-1 on the season, had three shot attempts and three shots on goal while Mexico had nine shot attempts and six shots on goal.
Boonville freshman goalie Julianne Bromagen, meanwhile, finished the match with five saves.