Finish the season at 5-9 overall
The Boonville Lady Pirates soccer team knew it was going to take a great effort to knock off top-seeded Pleasant Hill Monday night in the opening round of the Class 2 District 12 tournament at Odessa.
As the fourth seed going into the tournament, the Lady Pirates dug a hole they couldn’t climb out of while losing to Pleasant Hill 11-1.
In the only other game on Monday, No. 2 Oak Grove blanked No. 3 Odessa 7-0. Pleasant Hill and Oak Grove will play for the title on Wednesday starting at 6 p.m.
While the season came to a close for the Lady Pirates, who finished at 5-9 overall, head coach Kaz Hazell said it did not end the way they wanted it to. “My nine seniors would have much rather had a different outcome, but we did not come out ready to play,” Hazell said. “Pleasant Hill is a good team, but I think there was things we could have done better on. Overall, the girl’s season went well, despite the tough losses, but a lot of the younger girls got to see varsity time.”
While the game ended at the 58 minute mark on the 11th goal by Pleasant Hill, the Lady Chicks also had a comfortable in the first half while finding the net on six different occasions at the 2, 5, 6, 11, 22 and 38 minute mark.
As for Boonville’s lone goal, sophomore Olivia Gholson picked up her second of the season unassisted at the 12 minute mark to make it a little respectable at 4-1.
However it was just too much Pleasant Hill in this game as the Lady Chicks would answer with five more goals in the second half at the 45, 47, 49, 50 and 58 minute mark.
Pleasant Hill also finished the match with 10 shot attempts and 10 shots on goal while Boonville had only one shot attempt.
Junior goalie Sarah Miller, meanwhile, finished the match with 11 saves to put her at 124 for the season.
For the season, Jordynn Kempf led the Lady Pirates with 13 goals while Sariana Barbarotta had 10 goals, Olivia Gholson two and Jaden McKee and Mille Dorman each with one.
Gholson also had seven assists on the season to lead the team while Barbarotta finished with four, Kempf two and McKee, Brooke Coleman, Macey Nowlin and Olivia Browning each with one.
Miller finished the season with one shutout in 13 games played as the goalie with a goal average of 5.15. Freshman Mackenzee Troost, meanwhile, had one shutout in her only game of the season for Boonville.