Hannibal blows past Mexico for NCMC win

Senior captain Kylie Stroud and the Hannibal defense held Mexico to one goal on Thursday night.
Posted: Apr. 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Shelby Stine and the Hannibal girls soccer team's relentless offensive attack remained in full force Thursday during a 9-1 road win over North Central Missouri Conference rival Mexico.

Stine, a junior, netted four goals for Hannibal (11-5, 8-2 NCMC), which totaled seven or more goals for the seventh time this season.

Following an 11-1 win Tuesday at Moberly, the Lady Pirates have racked up 20 goals over their past two games.

Stine got the scoring started with an unassisted goal in the 6th minute. She scored again in the 9th minute off an assist from freshman Kaylee Falconer.

Junior Grace McIntosh netted the Lady Pirates third goal of the contest off an assist from sophomore Suzanne Wetton in the 22nd minute before sophomore Hannah Nichols made it 4-0 in the 39th minute with a goal assisted by Falconer. 

That remained the score at halftime.

Falconer scored unassisted in the 50th minute before Stine attacked for back-to-back goals in a seven-minute stretch to make it 7-0.

Freshman Peyton Utterback kept the fun going in the 71st minute with a goal assisted by Falconer to go up eight. 

After Mexico scored in the 72nd minute, Falconer capped the scoring with her second goal of the night with an assist by sophomore Elise Baumann. 

Goalkeeper Samantha Zielinski and the Hannibal defense limited its opponent to one or fewer goals for the third time in four games.

"We really possessed the ball well and moved off each other well," Hannibal coach Eric Hill said. "We defended well. We had another one of those games where we score a lot and we come and give one up, and we'd like to see that change, but I thought we played a good game." 

Hannibal also won the junior varsity contest 2-0.

Nichols scored first goal of the game, while Riley Stevenson netted the second on a penalty kick. Desarae Garcia had a shutout in goal for Hannibal. 

The Lady Pirates JV is now 7-4-1 on the season.

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