bolivar tournament

 The Pirates opened up in the Bolivar Tournament on Thursday night by taking on the host Bolivar Liberators.  The Liberators were able to get on the board first, but the Pirates answered back with two goals for a halftime score of 2-1.  On a sloppy field neither team could mount an effective attack in the second half and the Pirates held on for a 2-1 victory.
On Saturday the Pirates continued action in the Bolivar Tournament with a morning match against Clinton.  The two teams were very evenly matched and at the end of regulation the score was tied 2-2.  The Pirates went on to secure the victory on penalty kicks.
Later that afternoon the Branson would square off against Warrensburg in the championship game.   Neither team could gain an advantage until the second half when the Pirates scored the decisive goal and a 3-1 final score giving them the tournament title.
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