The Boonville Pirates soccer team snapped a two game losing streak Tuesday night at home by beating the Fulton Hornets in a battle of former NCMC teams 3-2.
The Pirates, improving to 1-2 on the season, opened the first half with a 2-0 lead against Fulton on goals by Will Rehagen at the 25 and 31 minute mark. Alejandro Vivas assisted on the first goal for Boonville while freshman Austin Coleman had the assist on the second goal.
The Pirates also scored first in the second half on a goal by Tyler Schuster and assist by Kameron Desmond at the 71 minute mark to extend the lead to 3-0. However, over the next nine minutes, Fulton would add two goals at the 72 and 78 minute mark to cut the lead to one at 3-2.
Boonville Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said played a good first half and put away two goals. “We moved the ball really well up top and got numbers inside the box,” James said. “Our ball movement was much better all around the field. The second half our level dropped tremendously and cost us two goals. Our biggest challenge as a group is playing two full 40 minute halves and not dropping our level. There will be times when the other team does well, but we have to work through it as a team.”
Boonville finished the match with 16 shot attempts and five shots on goal while Fulton had only four shot attempts and two shots on goal.
Junior goalie Gabe Lorenz had three saves in the match for the Pirates.