Lady Pirates have no answers for Boonville

Hannibal sophomore Hannah Nichols kicks the ball during a road game this season.
Posted: Apr. 20, 2017 9:28 pm

The Hannibal girls soccer team didn't have any answers for Boonville during a 6-0 North Central Missouri Conference road loss Thursday night. 

Hannibal (10-5, 6-2 NCMC) engaged a scoreless battle through the first 20 minutes, but Boonville then attacked for five goals before halftime to take a commanding lead. 

The home squad added one more tally in the second half to sweep the rivals' season series.

Boonville also won 2-1 on March 31.

"We played a tough team and we did not play our best game by any means," Hannibal coach Eric Hill said. "We didn't look ourselves tonight."

Hill said the floodgates opened near the end of the first half as the game spiraled out of Hannibal's grasp. 

"We never really mounted much of an attack or maintained possession of the ball like we needed to tonight," he said. "Honestly, we were just outplayed." 

The junior varsity squad lost 2-0 and is now 5-4-1 this season.

Hannibal is scheduled to play at the West Plains varsity tournament Friday and Saturday. 

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