So far after two games the Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team has yet to find the net in back to back losses against Rock Bridge and Hickman.
After dropping a 5-0 decision last Friday against Rock Bridge, the Lady Pirates once again struggled offensively Tuesday night at home against Hickman while losing by a score of 9-0.
“The girls varsity team played against another high quality team,” said Boonville soccer coach Kaz Hazell. “The girls did a good job defensively the first half not allowing any early goals. When playing against teams like Hickman it gives us the opportunity to see what we need to work on as a team and what areas we need to improve on. Sarah Miller got a lot of action in goal tonight and made some good saves. Jordynn Kempf created some good opportunities for us getting in Hickman’s half. We look forward to improving our defensive shape for Southern Boone on Thursday night.”
After playing back to back Class 4 schools, the Lady Pirates will welcome the opportunity to play a school in the same class. However, the Lady Eagles are year in and year out one of the top 10 teams in the state in Class 2.
With the second shutout in as many games, the Lady Pirates played about as well as they could have in the first half down just three goals. However after giving up goals at the 25, 38 and 39 mark in the first half, Boonville struggled defensively and offensively for that matter in the second half. As a result, Hickman found the back of the net on six different occasions with goals at the 45, 59, 68, 76, 77 and 79 minute mark to go up 9-0.
The Lady Kewpies also controlled the ball for most of the game with 19 shot attempts and eight shots on goal compared to just one shot attempt for Boonville and one shot on goal.
Junior goalie Sarah Miller also had another busy night for the Lady Pirates with 15 saves. In two games, Miller has 27 saves on the season.
As for the JV game, which included only a 35 minute half, Hickman defeated Boonville 1-0.
The only goal of the game came at the 20 minute mark.
Hazell said despite the loss the JV team is playing with more confidence and seems to be growing more comfortable with their positions and the game. “Troost is coming along well as the goalie and Macey Nowlin is a strong center back for us,” Hazell said.
Hickman finished the match with eight shot attempts and six shots on goal while Boonville had only two shot attempts.
Freshman goalie MacKenzee Troost had four saves in the game for Boonville.