The Boonville Pirates soccer team dropped its second straight match Thursday night at home by losing to Southern Boone 7-1.
Citing fatigue as a factor in the second half, head coach Kaz James said with the numbers being low she doesn’t have a lot of subs to come in and relieve some of the starters.
Boonville and Southern Boone were tied at 1-all after the first half but the Eagles came out and outscored the Pirates 6-0 in the final 40 minutes.
“I thought the boys had a much better half compared to Monday night’s game against Mexico,” James said. “Our numbers are extremely low and we just don’t have a lot of subs and I think this hurt us in the second half. There were some players that played really well and tried to stay organized throughout the game, but we fell short and gave up far too many goals in this game. The biggest thing as we move into next week is that we will need to focus on our defensive skills in the back and learn how to play out of pressure. The defending piece needs to come from everyone on the field. I thought Gabe Lorenz had some good saves in goal.”
Despite a six goal difference in the match, Boonville actually scored the game’s first goal at the 14 minute mark when Jimi Barbarotta took a pass from Alejandro Vivas  and hit in the back of the nets to make it 1-0.
However it was pretty much all Southern Boone after that with a goal four minutes later at the 18 minute mark to tie the match at 1-all and then six straight goals in the second half at the 42, 59, 65, 69, 78 and 80 minute mark.
Southern Boone also finished the match with 10 shot attempts and six shots on goal while Boonville had only three shot attempts in the match.
Junior goalie Gabe Lorenz also had 10 saves on the night for the Pirates, who dropped to 0-2 overall.
In the JV match, Southern Boone defeated Boonville 2-0.
James said the young JV team had some promising moments by sophomores Trevor Firman and Carter Stumph, but the more experienced Eagles were able to hold possession for a majority of the game.
“The JV boys are looking forward to playing their first full game against Fulton next Tuesday,” James said.
Southern Boone scored both goals against Boonville in the first half, coming at the 5 and 25 minute mark.
The Eagles also finished the match with four shot attempts and one shot on goal while Boonville had one shot attempt and one shot on goal.
Boonville JV goalie Gabe Brimer had three saves in the match.