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Hanover wins to stay atop HCAC
Courier Sports Staff
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:00 AM
Freshmen forwards Anna Cornacchione and Elaine Simpson scored two goals each to spark Hanover women's soccer to a 4-1 win Tuesday at Mount St. Joseph (Ohio).
Hanover, unbeaten in its last 10 outings (8-0-2), raised its record to 12-1-2 overall. The Panthers are now 5-0-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and maintain a grip on first place in the league standings with three matches left.
Cornacchione, of Cincinnati, scored just six minutes into the contest off an assist from Autry Graham. Simpson, from Lexington, Ky., hit the back of the net in the 26th minute off a pass from Sirena Isadore to increase the margin to 2-0.
Mount St. Joseph (4-11-1, 3-3 HCAC) cut the deficit in half with an unassisted goal by Victoria Heflin in the 54th minute.
Cornacchione countered in the 77th minute after an assist from senior back Chloe Hutchinson and Simpson added the final goal just two minutes later to cap the scoring.
Cornacchione leads Hanover with nine goals this season and Simpson is second on the squad with four. The duo has scored eight of the Panthers' last 10 goals.
Hanover had 28 shots, including an 18-3 advantage in the first half. The Panthers' defense, meanwhile, limited the Lions to just seven shots.
Sophomore goaltender Morgan Cole turned away four of Mount St. Joseph's attempts.
Hanover visits Rose-Hulman on Saturday.
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