The Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team found out the hard way that trailing 5-0 in one half is not a good sign, especially against a team like Southern Boone.
While getting shutout in its first two matches of the season against Rock Bridge and Hickman, the Lady Pirates finally scored their first goal of the season in the second half Thursday night against Southern Boone.
However by then it was too little too late as the Lady Eagles led 5-0 at the half and then added another goal in the second half for a 6-1 victory.
Boonville Lady Pirates soccer coach Kaz Hazell said the girls came out really flat in the first half. “We gave up goals tonight due to lack of communication and organization,” Hazell said. “This was a good learning experience for our new and young players. We have a lot to work on as a team, but we are determined to continue to learn and grow as a group. We had our first goal of the season from Jordynn Kempf.”
Southern Boone scored all five goals in the first 24 minutes of the first half, coming at the 1, 5, 17, 20 and 24 minute mark. Meanwhile, in the second half, the Lady Eagles netted another goal at the 50 minute mark to extend the lead to 6-0. Then, with just four minutes left in the match, senior Jaden McKee found the back of the net at the 76 minute mark on an unassisted goal to round out the scoring.
Southern Boone also had 11 shot attempts and seven shots on goal in the match while Boonville, who dropped to 0-3 on the season, had two shot attempts and one shot on goal.
Boonville goalie Sarah Miller had 12 saves in the match.
Southern Boone also won the JV match against Boonville by a score of 3-0 with goals at the 2, 3 and 28 minute mark.
Hazell said the girls made some key mistakes that Southern Boone capitalized on. “Kaylin Hartsock played hard throughout the game and Amanda Mize continues to be solid and strong in the middle,” Hazell said.
Southern Boone’s JV had two shots on goal and one shot attempt while Boonville had only one shot on goal and three shot attempts.
MacKenzee Troost finished the match with three saves for Boonville’s JV, who dropped to 0-3 on the season.
The Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team will travel to Osage for a match on Monday, March 25 starting at 5 p.m. Then, on Thursday, March 28, Boonville will host Pleasant Hill at the high school soccer field starting at 5.