Improve to 4-9-2 on the season
The Boonville Pirates soccer team had plenty of incentive Monday night at home against School of the Osage.
Having lost to the Indians 5-0 back on September 27th, the Pirates knew they couldn’t lose twice in one season against Osage.
Although the conference has only three teams in soccer (Boonville, Southern Boone and Osage), the Pirates were currently 0-2 against those teams.
Not any more. In a varsity only game at Boonville, the Pirates turned the tables on Osage with a great first half for a 3-0 victory.
“The boys got their first shutout on the season,” said Boonville coach Kaz James. “I thought the boys played an awesome game of soccer tonight. I am happy with how the boys played. They played together and stayed organized as a group to get the shutout.”
Junior Will Rehagen also had a big night for the Pirates by scoring two of the team’s three goals. Rehagen scored Boonville’s first goal at the 26 minute mark unassisted and then came back with his second goal at the 31 minute mark on the assist by Jimi Barbarotta to lead at the half 2-0. Meanwhile, in the second half for the game’s only goal, Aaron Witting found the back of the net on the assist by Rehagen to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Pirates also finished the match with 15 shot attempts and six shots on goal while Osage had 17 shot attempts and three shots on goal.
As for saves in the match, junior goalie Gabe Lorenz returned after missing one game and finished with 10 on the night.
Boonville, 4-9-2 on the season, will travel to Moberly on Thursday and then play Missouri Military Academy on Tuesday, Oct. 16th before finishing the regular season on Thursday, Oct. 18th at home against Sedalia Smith-Cotton starting at 5 p.m.