The Boonville Pirates soccer team recorded its second shutout of the season and first in the North Central Missouri Conference Thursday night by beating the Mexico Bulldogs by a score of 2-0 at the BHS Sports Complex.
Although both goals came in the first half, head coach Tim Brown said it was an entertaining and physical match. “Mexico probably had more of the possession, but we definitely had all of the good scoring changes, especially in the first half,” Brown said. “We had a couple of lethal counterattacks that resulted in goals. Defensively, we were very solid, staying very organized and only allowing a handful of Mexico shot attempts.”
It didn’t take long for the Pirates to get both goals, scoring the first at the 7-minute mark on an assist from Brian Brown to Luke Rehagen. Two minutes later, Boonville added its second goal at the 9-minute mark on an assist from Alec Adair to Philip Udinyiwe.
Boonville also finished the match with 23 shot attempts and 14 shots on goal while Mexico had six shot attempts and four shots on goal.
Junior goalie Riley Lang also had four saves in the game for Boonville, who improved to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the NCMC.
In the JV match, Boonville defeated Mexico by the same identical score of 2-0.
Brown said the JV Pirates finally get on the scoreboard, and the result is their first victory of the season thanks greatly to centerbacks Trey Schler and Ryan Cramer and goalkeeper Lance Marshall for recording the shutout.
Boonville scored the first of its two goals at the 30-minute mark on an assist from Trey Schler to Luke Rehagan. Then, at the 37-minute mark, Gabe Kaiser assisted Rehagen for his second goal of the match.
Boonville’s JV finished the match with nine shot attempts and six shots on goal while Mexico had three shot attempts and one shot on goal.
Freshman goalie Lance Marshall also had one save in the match for Boonville, who improved to 1-3 on the season.