The Fulton Hornets soccer team broke a scoreless tie with two second-half goals Tuesday night in stopping a four-match losing streak with a 2-0 NCMC victory over Hannibal.
With the win, Fulton improved to 11-10 overall and 5-5 in the North Central Missouri Conference.
"We've been playing well, we just haven't been getting the results we wanted," said junior sweeper Morgan Milligan, who assisted on sophomore midfielder Brian McCarty's goal in the 6th minute of the second half to put the Hornets up 1-0. "We calmed down after a stern halftime talk from coach (Dave Milligan), and played more as a team.
"I thought we played well; we were composed and passed the ball really well."
Fulton clinched the victory when senior forward Dan McClure scored off an assist from junior forward Chad Davis with a minute left in the match.
Junior Nick Heimericks -- who played in goal to give McClure a night off -- picked up his second shutout of the season. The Hornets logged six shots on goal and had three corner kicks, while Hannibal was limited to four shots and didn't record any corner kicks.
"We did a really good job of containing (Hannibal)," said Morgan Milligan, who is one of the team's three captains. "They have some fast, dangerous forwards, but we didn't give them much time on the ball."
Fulton (7-0-2) played to a scoreless tie in the junior varsity match. Davis was credited with the shutout.
The Hornets play their final home match of the season against NCMC rival Moberly at 6 p.m. Thursday at Westminster College. The varsity will play first.
Lady Wildcats' Withers
ties for 36th in Class 1
SPRINGFIELD -- New Bloomfield junior Ashtin Withers shot an 88 in Tuesday's final round to finish in a two-way tie for 36th place in the Class 1 girls' state golf championships at Rivercut Golf Course.
Withers -- a two-time qualifier -- accumulated a two-day total of 185, sharing 36th with Nevada's Mariah Jones.
Meanwhile, New Bloomfield junior Shannon Crumpton carded a 103 on Tuesday to end with a two-round score of 206. Crumpton, a three-time qualifier, finished in a three-way tie for 69th place with MICDS' Madeline Fendell and Tarkio's Courtney Fischer.
MICDS' Caroline Rouse captured the Class 1 individual state title with a 153, while Villa Duchesne secured the team state championship with a 689.
William Woods soccer (W)............5
ST. LOUIS -- Junior defender Caty Newbold scored an unassisted goal and assisted on three others in the Lady Owls' American Midwest Conference romp Monday.
Senior defender Katie Klingemann, junior midfielder Kristen Pelley, sophomore midfielder Brittany Graue and freshman midfielder Amy Faus each provided a goal for William Woods University (6-7-2, 3-4-1 AMC).
Freshman goalkeeper Kelly Abernathy recorded seven saves for the Lady Owls, who outshot Harris-Stowe State University by a decisive 28-7 margin.
William Woods travels to Park University for an AMC match at noon Saturday.
Missouri Baptist University...........3
William Woods volleyball..............1
The Lady Owls dropped to 14-16 overall and 6-6 in the American Midwest Conference after Monday night's 25-20, 23-25, 25-22 and 26-24 loss to the Lady Spartans at Anderson Arena.
Junior middle blocker Lauren Fleming topped William Woods University with 15 kills and junior outside hitter Nicole Mannino added 13. Sophomore middle blocker Alicia Green also contributed nine kills and two blocks.
Sophomore defensive specialist Amanda Henley chipped in with a team-high 26 digs for the Lady Owls, while freshman setter Sarah Wehmeyer supplied 28 assists. Sophomore setter Emily Nolte was next with 23 assists.
William Woods hosts a non-conference match against Lindenwood University at 7 p.m. Thursday.