CAMDENTON, Mo. – The margin for error showed how slim it was at the Laker Shootout.
The Hannibal boys soccer team won a pair of games Saturday, beating Fatima 2-0 and followed that with a 2-1 victory over Sullivan to end the two-day tournament 3-0.
However, allowing the goal to Sullivan dashed Hannibal's hopes of winning the tournament as it took second on the tiebreaker.
That still doesn't take away the successful weekend.
Against Fatima, Hannibal's Nathan DeStefane scored in the 21st minute off an assist from Caleb Young for a 1-0 advantage. He made it 2-0 with 12 minutes remaining in regulation, this time off an assist from Tristen Terrill.
Hannibal took nine shots and seven were on goal. Parker Terrill made five saves in net.
In the nightcap, DeStefane again opened the scoring with a goal in the seventh minute for a 1-0 lead. That lead remained until Sullivan's Kevin Padilla scored a penalty kick with 14 minutes remaining in the match. Hannibal, however, converted its own penalty kick when DeStefane scored one in the 75th minute
Parker Terrill made two saves in the final two minutes to preserve the victory.
Hannibal had 11 shots, while Terrill had 11 saves.