Cory Allensworth netted a first-half hat trick and also dished out three helpers to lead the Hannibal boys soccer team to a 10-2 victory at Mexico.
Hannibal forward Cory Allensworth made his way into the record books when he eclipsed the program’s career assist record earlier this season.
The senior may have played his best game as a Pirate Tuesday night.
Allensworth netted a first-half hat trick and also dished out three helpers to lead the Hannibal boys soccer team to a 10-2 North Central Missouri Conference victory at Mexico.
“Cory played the most complete game that I think he’s played for us this year, maybe as a Pirate,” Hannibal coach Eric Hill said. “When he plays like he did tonight, that’s when we’re really dangerous because a lot of what we do goes through him.”
Allensworth scored his first goal in the 15th minute, assisted by Lucas Brown, to give the Pirates a 1-0 edge. Junior Adam Albright snuck a ball inside the far post from 25 yards out to record his first of three tallies on the night before Allensworth struck twice more before halftime to extend Hannibal’s advantage to 4-0.
Allensworth then assisted the Pirates’ first three goals of the second half, feeding Nathan DeStefane twice and Albright for the other. Kabren Robinson scored in the 58th minute to make it 8-0 before Albright scored his third goal five minutes later.
Mexico countered for two of the final three scores of the night, but Colton Brown bumped the Hannibal scoring total into double digits with an unassisted goal in the 73rd minute.
Hill mentioned both Bulldog goals should have been prevented.
“We lost our marks a couple times giving up those goals and honestly some other times we were able to snuff the play out a little bit,” the veteran coach said. “We’ve got to do a better job marking up consistently.”
Hannibal (7-3, 4-0 NCMC) hosts Fulton on Thursday.