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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Pirate soccer tames Tigers

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  • The Hannibal boy’s soccer team won its first game on the road Tuesday night when the Pirates beat North Central Missouri Conference foe Kirksville 6-1.
    “The boys played well,” Hannibal coach Eric Hill said. “We possessed the ball well when we were focusing on that. We got away from it for little bit at the end of the game, but the first half was definitely a nice job of working the ball around.”
    The Pirates built up a 3-0 lead in the first half before allowing Kirksville to score in the second half. The lone goal didn’t matter affect the results though as the Pirates placed another three goals into the Kirksville net in the second half.
    Dashon McBride led the the Pirates’ scoring against Kirksville with a pair of goals. Mario Jones, Tyler Thomure, and Jack Baumann each had a goal and an assist for Hannibal. Trever Hertlein also turned in a goal while Scott Cockrell recorded an assist.
    “We had balanced scoring,” Hill said. “We weren’t just counting on one guy and that was a nice thing to see.”
    Hill was pleased with his defense and goal keeper in the win.
    “Raymond (Charlton) made a couple of nice saves for us in goal,” Hill said. “The defense looked pretty solid again.”
    With the win, Hannibal improves to 3-0 on the season and 1-0 in NCMC play. The Pirates next game will be on Thursday when Hannibal travels to Boonville to face another NCMC opponent.
    The junior varisty team played its first game of the season and lost 3-1. Stephen Stine recorded the Junior Pirates’ lone goal.

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