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Hanover retains Victory Ball with 3-0 rout of HCAC rival Franklin
Courier Sports Staff
Thursday, October 24, 2013 11:00 AM
VICTORY: Hanover’s Maggie Huffer (12), Alli Deaton (18) and Maddie Hartman (2) celebrate after a point during Wednesday’s home match with Franklin. The Panthers won the match in three games to retain the annual “Victory Ball,” the golden volleyball that goes to the winner each year between the two archrivals. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
VOLLEYBALL ACTION: Hanover libero Kylie Justus (11) works hard to dig a shot as teammate Alli Deaton (18) awaits the pass during Wednesday’s match. The Panthers beat Franklin in three games. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Hanover's volleyball team retained the Victory Ball with a 25-13, 25-22, 25-15 sweep of rival Franklin Wednesday at Collier Arena.
Rachel Hasewinkel, a sophomore outside hitter from Sheridan, led Hanover with a match-high 14 kills, 11 digs, and a service ace, while classmate Alli Deaton, of Lexington, Ky., had a match-high 20 assists to accompany three digs and an ace.
Rachel Regenauer, a sophomore outside hitter from Pewee Valley, Ky., tallied eight kills and one solo block.
The Panthers collected 10 block assists, led by sophomore middle hitter Maggie Huffer, of Indianapolis, with four and Megan Keller, a senior from Cleves, Ohio, with three.
Playing in her last Victory Ball game, senior libero Kylie Justus, of Crawfordsville, had a game-high 22 digs. Return specialist Maddie Hartman, a sophomore from Madison, also reached double digits with 20 digs.
The Panthers improve to 4-2 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference to remain in fourth place in the league standings and even their overall record at 13-13.
With the loss, Franklin falls to 13-12 and 2-4 in the HCAC.
Hanover travels to Anderson on Saturday.
Men's soccer sees record win streak halted 1-0 at Mount
A goal in the second minute of play proved to be enough to halt a school-record, six-match win streak by Hanover men's soccer as the Panthers came up on the short end of a 1-0 loss Tuesday at Mount St. Joseph (Ohio).
The setback drops Hanover to 9-6-1 overall. The Panthers also slip into second place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference standings with a 5-1 mark.
Mount St. Joseph grabbed the lead just 1:43 into the contest as the Lions' Brandon Burns scored off an assist from Zach Kuebler.
Hanover had two shots on goal in the first half and another in the second period, but could not net the equalizer. The Panthers finished with 18 shots in the scoreless outing.
Matthew Eldridge, a freshman from Louisville, led Hanover's attack with four shots, while John Wittich, a senior from West Chester, Ohio, fired three shots.
Junior goalie Trevor Korfhagen posted five saves as the Panthers' defense limited Mount St. Joseph to eight shots.
The Lions improve to 3-13 overall and 2-4 in the HCAC with the triumph.
Hanover travels to Rose-Hulman on Saturday.
PHOTOS: Hanover retains Victory Ball with 3-0 rout of HCAC rival Franklin
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