Prep Girls Soccer

Pirates, Falconers overwhelm Spartans

By WILL CONERLY
Sports Writer | 217-221-3366
sports@whig.com | @WhigSports
Posted: Apr. 24, 2019 3:10 am Updated: Apr. 24, 2019 3:15 am

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Falconer sister connection has worked all season.

Tuesday night was no different.

Bella and Kaylee Falconer combined for seven goals to lead the Hannibal girls soccer team to a 10-0 victory over Moberly in North Central Missouri Conference action at Porter Stadium.

Freshman midfielder Trinity Alvey scored for Hannibal (12-3, 7-0 NCMC) just 61 seconds into the game to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead.

In the third minute, Kaylee Falconer played a through ball to Bella Falconer and she scored striking the ball to the far side of the net to cap off a brilliant four-pass sequence.

"They work so well together, and it has been a nice connection between the two," Hannibal coach Eric Hill said of the sisters.

Kaylee Falconer netted three goals, and she thought the Pirates had success because of their ability to connect.

"Sometimes against other teams, we just try to kick it up to our forwards, but today we were really moving the ball well and connecting passes," Kaylee Falconer said.

Hannibal continued to connect as Peyton Utterback and Katie Grenning each scored and Hannibal led 4-0 in the 10th minute. Bella Falconer then scored three consecutive goals as part of a four-goal performance.

"I just have it really easy because of the good balls that are sent to me," Bella Falconer said.

Her second goal was a give-and-go sequence executed with a clean assist from Utterback, who had two assists.

Hannibal's defense didn't concede a corner kick or shot as the Pirates earned their eighth shutout of the season.

The match ended in the 42nd minute when Kaylee Falconer scored her third goal to invoke the 10-goal mercy rule.

The Pirates have won seven of their last eight.

"When we come out with confidence, we play a lot better," Hill said. "They're really starting to gel as the season is progressing."

 

Hannibal 10, Moberly 0

MOB HANN

0 Shots 25

8 Saves 0

0 Fouls 2

0 Corners 5

0 Offsides 3

Hannibal 9 1--10

Moberly 0 0--0

H--Trinity Alvey (unassisted), 1:01

H--Bella Falconer (Kaylee Falconer), 2:56

H--Peyton Utterback (Haley Ballinger), 7:04

H--Katie Greening (unassisted), 10:40

H--Bella Falconer (Peyton Utterback), 12:23

H--Bella Falconer (unassisted), 26:00

H--Bella Falconer (unassisted), 26:58

H--Maddie Janes (Suzanne Wetton), 33:19

H--Kaylee Falconer (Katie Greening), 39:11

H--Kaylee Falconer (Peyton Utterback), 42:02

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