Branson @ Parkview

Branson opened up play in the Monett Tournament by traveling to Springfield and taking on the Parkview Vikings Thursday night.  Parkview scored an early goal, but the Pirates were able to counter with two goals of their own making the score at halftime 2-1 in favor of the Pirates.  Branson took a 3-1 lead early in the second half only to give up a goal and let Parkview back in the match just a few minutes later.  With the match still in doubt Branson netted a goal in the final minute to take a 4-2 victory.  The Pirates will look to defend their title from a year ago when games resume in the Monett Tournament on Saturday with the Pirates taking on Monett and Cassiville.