Trailing 3-0 after the first half Saturday in a make-up game against the Fulton Hornets seemed like a mountain to big to climb for the Boonville Pirates soccer team.


Trailing 3-0 after the first half Saturday in a make-up game against the Fulton Hornets seemed like a mountain to big to climb for the Boonville Pirates soccer team.

While the conference has not been too kind to the Pirates this season, a 3-0 deficit at the break proved to be all of the scoring the Hornets would need while handing Boonville its 11th straight loss in the NCMC.
Boonville Pirates soccer coach Tim Brown said considering how much more skilled Fulton’s players are position for position, the Pirates played them pretty well.

“We still do not know how to score, and we still made some immature defensive mistakes, but we had a little possession and forced a few turnovers, and our seven underclassmen varsity starters hopefully gained some valuable experience,” Brown said.

While dropping to 2-18 on the season and 0-11 in the NCMC, the Pirates gave up goals at the 19, 29 and 31 minute mark in the first half but held Fulton scoreless in the final 40 minutes.

Fulton also finished the game with 24 shot attempts and eight shots on goal while Boonville had four shot attempts and one shot on goal. Boonville sophomore goalie Nathan Green, meanwhile, finished the game with five saves.

Fulton also won the JV game over the Pirates by a score of 2-0.

Boonville’s JV, dropping to 2-11 on the season, trailed 1-0 at the half after giving up a goal at the 25th minute and then surrendered another goal at the 43rd minute.

Coach Brown said due to some injuries and late-season dropouts, the JV squad is looking a little thin these days but some underclassmen varsity players gave a few minutes and the match was fairly even.
Despite the loss, the Pirates matched Fulton with 11 shot attempts and five shots on goal.

Boonville junior goalie Cody Painter also had three saves in the match.

The Boonville Pirates soccer team will host the Kirksville Tigers on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at the BHS Sports Complex starting at 5 p.m.