Pirates fall short against Battle, lose 2-1

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News
Boonville junior Bryson Wessing (15) attempts to kick the ball past a Battle player in the first half Tuesday night at the Boonville City Soccer Fields.

The Boonville Pirates soccer team had a first Tuesday night while hosting the Battle Spartans at the Boonville City Soccer Field.

Although the Pirates wound up losing the battle against the Spartans 2-1, for the first time this season Boonville held a lead by scoring the game’s first goal around the 35 minute mark.

Unfortunately for Boonville, the Spartans tied the game late in the first half and then score the winning goal late in the second half for the one-goal victory.

Boonville assistant coach Tara Brackman, who was subbing in for head coach Alec Adair, said she was really proud of the boys’ effort and team play. “They continued to fight the entire game and they never gave up,” Brackman said.

The Pirates definitely had plenty to cheer about early on while scoring their second goal of the young season four and a half minutes into the match on a goal by Tucker Lorenz to make it 1-0. Of course the Spartans would battle back to tie the match at 1-all with a goal at the 18:10 mark and then scored the go-ahead goal with 12:49 left on the clock for the victory.

Battle also finished the match with 21 shot attempts and 14 shots on goal while Boonville had five shot attempts and four shots on goal.

Boonville senior goalie Gage Allison also had a huge night inside the net with 19 saves.

Boonville finished the match seven fouls in the match while Boonville had two fouls on the night.