The Hannibal boys soccer team earned its 11th victory of the season by beating Moberly 10-1 on Tuesday night in its Kicking Cancer Game at Porter Stadium.
The Hannibal boys soccer team earned its 11th victory of the season by beating North Central Missouri Conference rival Moberly 10-1 on Tuesday night in its Kicking Cancer Game at Porter Stadium.
Nathan DeStefane netted four goals for Hannibal, which received scoring from five different players in the rout.
The Pirates improve to 11-3 overall and 6-1 in the NCMC.
“We had a good game,” Hannibal coach Eric Hill said. “The guys moved the ball around really well — maybe about as well as we have all year. We were finding feet and getting it to the open teammate.”
Camron Hayes scored the lone goal of the night for Moberly in the fifth minute. It was all Hannibal from that point forward.
Trevauhn Jenkins knotted the score in the seventh minute off a feed from Adam Albright. Kolin Westhoff scored in the 11th minute off a DeStefane helper. DeStefane followed with a goal assisted by Micah Blaine a minute later.
Hannibal went up 4-1 in the 25th minute on a Spartans own goal.
Albright found the back of the net for Hannibal's next two goals. His first came in the 29th minute off a Caleb Ketsenburg assist. His second was unassisted in the 39th minute.
DeStefane capped the first half with an unassisted tally in the 40th minute to stake the Pirates to a 7-1 lead at halftime.
Hannibal's final three goals came in the first 10 minutes of the second half. DeStefane scored a pair of unassisted goals for the Pirates sandwiched around a goal by Tristen Terrill.
Neither team scored during the final 30 minutes of the match.
“We were able to get everybody in tonight,” Hill said. “Everybody got a lot of playing time and experience at the varsity level, which is important.”
John Maune made five saves in goal for Hannibal behind a stingy defense. Hannibal outshot Moberly 25-7 overall and 15-6 on goal.
The win went beyond the field for the Pirates.
The team raised approximately $2,500 that will be donated to the Hannibal Regional Foundation to support the fight against cancer, according to Hill.
“The guys take a lot of pride in doing this every year and this year was no different,” Hill said. “It was a good game and a great cause.”
Hannibal is scheduled to play at Mexico on Thursday night.