By Rob Tetro
The Hannibal girls varsity soccer team split its last six games — winning three and losing three.
Bishop Ludden held off Hannibal Sept. 24 and Marcellus cruised past the Lady Warriors Sept. 26. Hannibal got back in the win column by topping Pulaski Sept. 28, but two days later, Solvay rolled past Hannibal.
The Lady Warriors came away with a win when they took on Central Square Oct 2 and then Hannibal won again Oct. 7 when they took on Red Creek.
Bishop Ludden escaped with a hard fought 1-0 win over Hannibal. During the first half, Bishop Ludden took a 1-0 lead, which they took into halftime. The Lady Warriors were unable to score the equalizer during the second half as Bishop Ludden held on for the 1-0 win.
Hannibal was led by goalkeeper Spencer Kenney, who saved 12 of Bishop Ludden’s 13 shots on goal.
The Lady Warriors fell to Marcellus after Marcellus jumped out to a 5-0 lead during the first half. Hannibal responded during the second half, scoring one more goal in the half than Marcellus. But the first-half deficit Hannibal faced proved to be too much to overcome as Marcellus came away with a 7-3 win.
Leading the way for The Lady Warriors were Devin Sorell and Kassi Jones, who each had a goal and an assist against Marcellus. Following Sorell and Jones was Gabby Griffin with a goal. Tayler Dence is credited with an assist for Hannibal. Goalkeepers Megan Norris and Rachel Herrmann combined to save 15 of Marcellus’ 22 shots on goal.
The Lady Warriors built a 3-1 lead during the first half of their game against Pulaski and then expanded on that lead in the second half. They outscored Pulaski by a goal during the second half en route to the 5-2 win.
Leading the way for Pulaski were Taylor Hitchcock and Hannah North, who scored a goal each against Hannibal. Following Hitchcock and North were goalkeepers Lizzy Monnat and Morgan Jordal, who to save 13 of the Lady Warriors 18 shots on goal. Hannibal was led by Tayler Dence, who scored 3 goals against Pulaski. Following Dence was Kassi Jones with a goal and 2 assists. Devin Sorell added a goal and an assist. Michelle Sharkey is credited with an assist for Hannibal. Goalkeeper Spencer Kenney saved 14 of Pulaski’s 16 shots on goal.
Solvay pulled away from the Lady Warriors after a competitive first half that ended with Solvay having only a 3-1 lead over Hannibal. But Solvay ran away with the game during the second half, outscoring Hannibal by 4 goals during the second half to roll to the 7-1 win.
Leading the way for the Warriors was Devin Sorell, who scored a goal assisted by Kassi Jones. Following Sorell and Jones was goalkeeper Spencer Kenney, who saved 6 of Solvay’s 13 shots on goal.
Hannibal got off to a decent start in its game over county foe Central Square, jumping out to a 2-0 lead during the first half. Central Square was unable to cut into Hannibal’s lead during the second half as the Lady Warriors came away with a 2-0 win.
Central Square was led by goalkeepers Rebecca Reed and Charlie Martin, who combined to save 20 of Hannibal’s 22 shots on goal. The Lady Warriors were led by Tayler Dence and Kassie Jones, who scored a goal each against Central Square. Following Dence and Jones was goalkeeper Spencer Kenney, who saved every shot Central Square sent her way.
Hannibal wrapped up the 6-game stretch with a 5-2 win over Red Creek. After a hard fought first half, the game was tied at 2. The Lady Warriors pulled away during the second half, scoring 3 unanswered goals down the stretch.
Leading the way for Hannibal was Kassi Jones with 2 goals and an assist, followed by Devin Sorell with a goal and 2 assists. Brittany Donahue had a goal and an assist. Tayler Dence chipped in a goal. Gabby Griffin is credited with 2 assists for the Lady Warriors, while goalkeeper Spencer Kenney saved 9 of Red Creek’s 11 shots on goal.