Improve to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in conference
After dropping their season opener Tuesday against Class 4 Columbia Hickman, the Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team couldn’t wait to get back on the field Thursday night against Fulton.
Although the Lady Pirates failed to score in 80 minutes against the Kewpies, they had little trouble putting the ball in the net against Fulton while ending the game via the mercy rule by a score of 10-0.
Boonville soccer coach Tim Brown said the girls took a little bit to get going this year. “We went nearly the first 10 minutes of the season without a goal,” Brown said, “but once we finally hit one into the back of the net, the confidence boost was just what we needed to start putting things together.”
In all, seven different players scored in the match for Boonville while five had at least one assist.
Of course it didn’t take the Lady Pirates long to get on the board as sophomore Sariana Barbarotta scored 13 minutes in on an assist from senior Hannah Fuemmeler to make it 1-0.
Barbarotta would finish the night with two goals while Fuemmeler had a hand while dishing out four assists.
Needless to say, the goals continued to come in droves after that as Brynn Edwards picked up her first goal of the 2017 season on an assist from Fuemmeler at the 14 minute mark. Two minutes later, Fuemmeler scored her first goal of the season on an assist from Edwards to extend the lead to 3-0.
The Lady Pirates would score a total of nine goals in the first half, with the fourth coming at the 18 minute mark off the foot of Blake Allison and assist by Barbarotta. Allison also found the back of the net on an assist by Fuemmeler to make it 5-0. Then, at the 26 minute mark, senior Rosie Lenz picked up her first goal on Fuemmeler’s fourth assist to push the lead to 6-0.
Three more goals would come before the half as Fuemmeler would score her second goal on an assist from Kate Peterson. Barbarotta would then answer with her second goal of the match on an assist from Peterson. Then, on the final goal of the half, Maddie Weber picked up goal No. 9 for the half on the assist by Barbarotta.
Needing only one more goal to stop the match, Boonville picked that up 24 minutes in off the foot by Jaden McKee and assist by Leigha Vollmer to make it 10-0.
Boonville also dominated in shot attempts and shots on goal with 40 and 26, respectively. As for Fulton, they had six shot attempts and two shots on goal.
As for saves in the match, Boonville sophomore Jamie Lemmons had two on the night.
Boonville, 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the NCMC, will travel to Hannibal for a conference match on Monday, March 27th starting at 5 p.m.