The Hannibal boys’ soccer team hosted Southeast High School Friday night in the first round of the Pirates’ soccer tournament and Hannibal came away with a shutout, beating Southeast 4-0.
“We did some things well,” Hannibal coach Eric Hill said. “We did some things we obviously still need to work on, for example, we want to try and keep possession a little bit more. Tonight there were times we felt a little panicky and just tried to play the ball instead of trying to find the feet or maybe take someone off the dribble. ... But, I can’t nitpick too much as we are finding ways to win.”
The Pirates split their goals up with two in the first half and two in the second half.
Luis Camacho, Tyler Thomure, Jack Baumann and Scott Cockrell were all to put the ball in the back of their opponent’s net. Mario Jones, Trever Hertlein, and Dashon McBride all recorded assists for the Pirates.
Goal keeper Raymond Charlton picked up his second shutout of the season.
In other tournament action, Macomb won its game 1-0, beating Maple Wood Richmond Heights in overtime. Southern Boone routed Lanphier 11-1 and Fulton beat Saxony Lutheran 4-0.
With the win, Hannibal improves to 5-0 on the season. The Pirates will face Macomb this morning in the semifinals. Play will get underway at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Field Sports Complex.
The winner of the Hannibal/Macomb game will advance to play in the championship game while the loser will play for third place. Both, the championship and third place game will take place at 3 p.m.