Pirates drop to 4-10-2 on the season
The Moberly Spartans soccer team used a 4-2 loss against Boonville earlier in the season to its advantage Thursday night at home.
In a back and forth game at Moberly, the Spartans scored the deciding goal at the 47th minute to beat Boonville by a score of 3-2.
The Pirates dropped to 4-10-2 on the season with the loss.
Boonville Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said the boys played an awesome first half and almost scored in the first 30 seconds. “Our ball movement was great and we got two early goals, but Moberly was able to respond back,” James said. “It was a tie at halftime. The second half is where I think we lost a little bit of our ball movement and did not have the best of luck. Soccer is a game that you can be the better team on the field and have more momentum, but may come up short. It can go either way and in this game, we were leading and then ended with a score of 3-2 Moberly. This is another great learning experience for us as we start to prepare for districts.”
Although the Pirates wound up losing by one goal, they took the early lead 3 minutes in on the goal by Will Rehagen and assist by Jimi Barbarotta to lead Moberly 1-0.
But even that was short-lived as Moberly answered back with a goal one minute later to tie the match at 1-all. Then, after Boonville scored again at the 26 minute mark on the goal by Kameron Desmond and assist by Blaine Stark, Moberly came back again one minute later at the 27 minute mark to tie the game at 2-all.
That’s how the match stayed until the 47 minute mark as the Spartans found the back of the net for a third time to go up for the first time at 3-2.
The next 23 minutes ended in a deadlock as Moberly held on for the one goal advantage.
The Spartans also finished the match with 15 shot attempts and three shots on goal while Boonville had 13 shot attempts and five shots on goal.
Boonville junior goalie Gabe Lorenz also had another big night with 10 saves.
In the JV match, Boonville defeated Moberly by a score of 3-2.
The Pirates, 2-5-3 on the season, led Moberly 3-0 at the half on goals by Gabe Lorenz at the 6 minute mark, Carter Stumph at the 9 minute mark and Quint Gentry at the 36 minute mark.
Moberly, however, rallied back with goals at the 37 and 39 minute mark to cut the lead back to one at 3-2.
James said the JV team took a well-deserved win against Moberly that had beat them earlier in the season. “Midfielders Hayden Allen and Seth Carroll were able to shut down the Spartan attack throughout the game,” James said. “The Pirates were unable to score in the second half, but were about to hold against the Spartan offense to keep the score 3-2 to finish the game with a victory.”
Boonville’s JV finished the match with 11 shot attempts and five shots on goal while Moberly had five shot attempts and two shots on goal.
Boonville goalie Gabe Brimer finished the match with five saves.