Freshmen Jose Vidal’s first collegiate hat trick aided No. 19 Hannibal-LaGrange (5-2, 1-0 AMC) to an 8-0 conference win over Harris-Stowe State University (2-7, 0-2 AMC).
Trojan sophomore goalkeeper Logan Miller was virtually inactive as Hannibal-LaGrange didn’t allow a single shot by the Hornets all game. The Trojans meanwhile got off 24 shots of their own with 18 on goal.
Hannibal-LaGrange got on the board early when freshmen Manual Saez scored in the fourth minute of play. AMC Offensive Player of the Week freshmen Agustin Concha made it 2-0 in the 14th minute off of an assist from junior Felipe Silva.
Concha, the NAIA assists per game leader, helped create the Trojans’ next goal for his eighth assist on the season when he found Vidal in the 25th minute for the first of three goals by the Los Condes, Chile native. Vidal also scored in the 57th and 68th minutes while contributing to the Trojans’ fourth goal with an assist to sophomore Juan Rodriguez.
Junior Victor Alvarez increased the lead to 6-0 off of junior Mica Scaramelli’s second assist of the afternoon and senior Thiago Pereira followed a Vidal goal to make it 8-0. The two goals helped cap off a four goal rally in the span of 12 minutes for the Trojans.
Hannibal-LaGrange will now prepare for No. 16 Ashford University this Saturday, September 29. The top 25 battle will be played in Clinton, Iowa and is set to begin at 5:00 p.m.
Lady Trojans earn 1st AMC win
The Lady Trojans (2-5-1, 1-0 AMC) shutout Harris-Stowe State University (1-8, 0-1 AMC) 3-0 for their first conference win of the season.
Goalkeepers senior Whitney Voepel and sophomore Jamie Helfer combined for the shutout as the Lady Hornets were only able to get off one shot. The Lady Trojans countered Harris-Stowe with 18 shots with 12 on goal.
Sophomore Sarah Hammock scored for Hannibal-LaGrange in the 10th minute. It was Hammock’s second goal of the season. She picked up her first assist of the year when she found junior Raelene Blanton in the 50th minute for the Lady Trojans’ second goal.
Blanton scored again seven minutes later to tie Hammock for the team lead in goals this season and give the Lady Trojans a 3-0 advantage.
Both Hammock’s and Blanton’s goals vaulted them into the American Midwest Conference’s top 20 scorers for the 2012 season.
The Lady Trojans will be home Saturday as they continue conference play against Benedictine University at Springfield. The home match is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. on Blackwell Field.
The Culver-Stockton men’s soccer team scored twice in the second half to break a 1-1 tie as the Wildcats beat Central College 3-1 Tuesday night.
Central College to a 1-0 lead at 27:42 on an unassisted goal from Brandon Bautista. The score stayed that way until 43:30 when Garnet Ferron tied the game at 1-1. Dominic Caruso picked up the assist in Ferron’s goal.
In the second half, Culver-Stockton took its first lead of the game when Kevin Urbeck passed the ball to Matt Havermale for a goal at 57:56. With time winding down, Ben Lehmkuhl scored an unassisted goal for the Wildcats at 89:25 to give Culver-Stockton a 3-1 win.
The win, Culver-Stockton improved to 3-5-1.
Lady Wildcats sweep C. Meth.
The Culver-Stockton women’s volleyball team beat Central Methodist 25-19, 25-22, 25-15 Tuesday night. Ruthie Wheelock had 14 kills for the Lady Wildcats while Katie Flynn and Jacklyn Strouse had 10 kills each. Abbie Foster picked up 22 digs while Brooke Carroll registered 35 assists as well as 10 digs and 3 kills for Culver-Stockton.
With the win, the Lady Wildcats improve to 7-10 on the season and 1-2 in conference play. Culver-Stockton will be off today before heading to Avila on Thursday.