For the second game in a row, the Hickman goalkeepers were very lonely.
The Hickman offense kept the ball on the offensive side of the field for the majority of its 5-0 win against the Moberly Spartans at Cosmopolitan Park Friday night. Superior speed, footwork and passing vaulted the Kewpies (3-1) past their tired opponents.
Although their speedy offense clearly dictated the pace of the game, Hickman's defensive efforts didn't go unnoticed. The Kewpies kept the ball on their side of the field, attempting 44 shots while Moberly only attempted three.
"I think it was an overmatch to tell you the truth," Coach Jon Strodtman said.
"We appreciate Moberly coming down tonight and they played really well, but it just wasn't enough."
Strodtman didn't view the game as a hard fought victory, but as an opportunity for his players to learn and improve.
"The girls were working well," Strodtman said. "They were making some good passes and they were trying to improve. From that aspect, it was a good game, because we did use it to try and get better."
"I think that the offense worked really well," Kelsey McClure said, who jump-started the Kewpies' offense with a goal early in the first half.
"We put a lot of shots on goal and we were working really well up field. Everybody wanted to keep it there."
Megan McCabe led the Kewpies with two goals. In addition to McClure, Caitlin Keith and Kendall Foss also scored one goal.