Boonville soccer coach Kaz James saw improvement from the players even though the Pirates finished 0-0-2 in the Warrensburg Tigers Soccer Invitational over the weekend.
While falling to Summit Christian 2-0 in the opening round, James said the team played really well against a good team. Then, in the second and third-round matches, Boonville played just well enough to get the tie against both Knob Noster and Warrensburg.
“Again Summit Christian we had plenty of opportunities,” James said. “It was a physical game. Meanwhile, against both Knob Noster, we probably had our best game of the weekend because we did not allow any goals, but we created so many chances and we played as a team. Overall, I am happy with how the boys played, I think we made some big improvements and look forward to our two away games this week against Battle and Marshall.”
The two ties, plus the loss to Summit Christian dropped Boonville to 1-3-2 on the season.
Summit Christian also posed fits for Boonville in the first half while scoring both goals at the 8 and 18 minute mark. Meanwhile, in the second half, the Pirates played Summit Christian to a draw.
Summit Christian also finished the match with six shot attempts and four shots on goal while Boonville had five shot attempts and two shots on goal.
Junior Gabe Lorenz also had a big game in the net for Boonville with five saves.
In the next match against Knob Noster, the Pirates dominated the stat columun with 15 shot attempts and seven shots on goal compared to just six shot attempts and two shots on goal by the Panthers.
Unfortunately for Boonville, they were unable to do anything with the number of attempts to play Knob Noster to a scoreless tie.
Lorenz again had a big match for the Pirates with five saves.
The third and final match was almost like a carbon copy, except this time Warrensburg had more shot attempts with eight and shots on goal with four compared to only three shot attempts for Boonville and three shots on goal.
Lorenz also had his best game in the net with eight saves.