Moberly’s Joshua Price was the hero of the night as he scored both Spartan goals in a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Hannibal Pirates. With the game tied at 1-1 and less than a minute remaining in regulation Price sent Moberly fans into hysterics.
Colin Schowe with the call on Information Radio KWIX 92.5 FM, 1230 FM, and centralmoinfo.com. Price initially gaves the Spartans the lead in the 13th minute when he latched onto a pass from Charez Nichols and slid the ball past the onrushing goalkeeper to make it 1-0. Hannibal would tie the game just past the halfway point in the second half when their leading scorer Nathan DeStafane floated a shot that hit off the underside of the crossbar and landed just over the goal line. Moberly head coach Ben Hays said the Spartans response after Hannibal tied it was tremendous.
Moberly lost to Hannibal in their first meeting last month 6-3. However, the Spartans started this game by controlling possession, creating their own chances, and getting the early goal from Price. Hays said this was the formula they needed in order to be successful on the night.
Along with Price’s heroics, Moberly got several big saves from goalkeeper Andrew Imgarten. This included two crucial saves in the final minute of the first half.
With the win Moberly snaps a six-game losing streak and moves to 3-13-2 on the season. Meanwhile, Hannibal falls to 12-4 for the season.
Moberly coach Ben Hays
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