The Boonville Pirates soccer team suffered its fourth shutout in five matches by losing on the road Thursday night against Oak Grove 3-0.
The Pirates, dropping to 3-9-2 on the season, surrendered goals at the 25, 27 and 38 minute mark against Oak Grove.
Boonville Pirates soccer coach Kaz James said the boys had to adapt and make some big changes. “We had to adapt and make some big changes,” James said. “We had four players out last night due to sickness and a concussion. I put Josh Chrisman in goal as Gabe Lorenz, the starting goal keeper, was out sick. Josh Chrisman did an excellent job in goal and stepped up for his team. The first half, we came out really slow and could not get any attack going forward and allowed three goals in the first half. The second half was much better as we made adjustments and did not allow any goals this half. The boys raised their intensity level and tried to get on the board, but fell short. The boys worked hard and did the best they could considersing the circumstances.”
Oak Grove finished the match with 24 shot attempts and 16 shots on goal while Boonville had seven shot attempts and zero shots on goal.
Boonville goalie Josh Chrisman, meanwhile, finished the match with 21 saves.
In the JV match, Boonville and Oak Grove tied at 0-0.
James said freshman goalie Gabe Brimer had his best game yet, saving the Pirates against some tough Panther offensive attacks. “JV captain sophomore Trevor Firman played an aggressive game, keeping his Pirate teammates focused through the entire match.”
Oak Grove finished the JV match with four shot attempts and two shots on goal while Boonville had only one shot attempt and zero shots on goal.
JV goalie Gabe Brimer had five saves in the match for the Pirates, who is currently 1-5-3 on the season.