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Hanover women win matchup of regional elite 2-0 over Capital
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, September 23, 2013 11:00 AM
Hanover women's soccer scored a goal in each half to defeat Capital (Ohio) 2-0 in a battle of ranked teams Saturday on the road.
Hanover, ranked fifth in the Great Lakes Region, got on the board in the first half when Anna Cornacchione scored on a deflected shot from the goalie. The Panthers followed in the second half with a Bianca Cotter goal off a corner kick from Erin Hancock.
Capital, ranked second in the Great Lakes , outshot Hanover 15-8 throughout the match, but found the net difficult to find.
Karlee VanDerWeele recorded five saves in the match for Hanover.
Hanover (6-1-1) hosts Saint Mary of the Woods on Saturday.
Women's golf rallies to win
Trailing by two strokes after day one, Hanover women's golf came back on day two to capture the Rose-Hulman Invitational on Sunday in Terre Haute.
Hanover, winners of four matches this fall, carded a two-day total of 671, defeating host Rose-Hulman by four strokes. Marian finished third at 686 followed by fourth place Franklin's 701. Saint Mary of the Woods shot a 702 to place fifth, Manchester was sixth at 703, Anderson seventh at 710 and Oakland City eighth at 740.
The Panthers' Brooke McKay tied for medalist honors with Anderson's Krista Zurcher with a 36-hole total of 79-83-163 at the par-72 Rea Park Golf Course in Terre Haute.
Hanover's Erin Shepherd also placed in the top 10, finishing ninth with an 89-79-168. Brittany Gingerich was 11th with a 83-86-169 while Sloane Hamilton (86-89) and Devan Smith (90-85) tied for 22nd with a pair of 175s.
Hanover competes in the DePauw Classic on Saturday and Sunday.
Men's soccer ties Principia
Hanover men's soccer rallied to tie Principia (Ill.) 2-2 Saturday on the road.
Principia (2-4-2) scored twice in the first seven minutes of the match for an early 2-0 lead on goals from John Gotwals and Leif Carlson.
Hanover roared back to life in the second half. In the 67th minute, John Wittich connected on a penalty kick and the Panthers tied it 90 seconds later on an Alex Hanke goal off of a cross.
The two teams remained deadlocked at 2-2 through regulation and double overtime.
Hanover outshot Principia 17-9 in the match. Matt Grau led the Panthers with five shot attempts.
Panther goalie Trevor Korfhagen posted three saves - all in the second half.
Hanover (2-4-1) hosts Ohio Wesleyan on Wednesday.
Volleyball goes 2-2 in Ohio
Hanover College volleyball earned a 2-2 split at the Ohio Athletic Conference-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Crossover this past weekend in Columbus, Ohio.
Hanover opened up Friday, defeating Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio) 25-23, 25-15, 26-24 before losing to Ohio Northern 25-17, 25-16, 17-25, 25-15.
In the two matches, Kylie Justus and Madison graduate Maddie Hartman combined for 66 digs. Rachel Regenauer and Nicole Blevins totaled 35 kills and Alli Deaton added 44 assists.
On Saturday, Hanover fell in its morning match to Capital (Ohio) 25-22, 21-25, 20-25, 19-25 but defeated Muskingum (Ohio) 21-25, 25-16, 27-25, 25-23 in the nightcap.
Blevins, who was named to the all-tournament team, recorded 10 kills and two blocks on the second day. Regenauer added 16 kills against Capital while Deaton and Shelby Hart combined for 44 assists against Muskingum. Justus added 29 digs.
Hanover (6-9) hosts Marian on Wednesday.
Harriers 10th at Little State
Logan Wells ran a season-best time to pace the Hanover College men's cross country team to their best finish in close to a decade in the Little State division of the Indiana Intercollegiate meet on Friday.
The Panthers finished 10th in the 19-team meet held at the Indiana University cross country course in Bloomington.
Wells, a junior from Scottsburg, ran a season-best 27:41.81 on the challenging 8K course to finish 31st in the Little State division. Freshman Jake Hally, of Indianapolis, ran a personal-best time of 28:38.81 to finish 48th, while sophomore Ben Franke, of Seymour, was four spots behind Hally in 28:42.59.
Drew Elston, a sophomore from Carmel, made several moves late in the race to finish 65th in 29:07.36 while senior Jason Holcomb, of Sellersburg, completed the Panther scoring at 81st in 29:54.30.
Wabash College scored 42 points to win the Little State portion of the meet, while Indiana University won the Big State division. Alex Cushman, a University of Indianapolis athlete, took top honors in the Little State with a time of 25:18.96.
Women's tennis splits two
Hanover women's tennis split a pair of matches on the road Saturday.
Hanover won the first match 7-2 over host Oakland City before dropping a 5-4 decision to Brescia (Ky.) in the finale.
OAKLAND CITY 2
Results were: Singles - No. 1 Danielle Miller (HC) d. Hailey Menke (OAK) 6-3, 6-1; No. 2 Mackenzie Spicer (HC) d. Whitney Malin (OAK) 6-1, 6-2; No. 3 Alexis Taylor (HC) d. Haley Taylor (OAK) 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Mallory Noble (HC) d. Lauren Schnarr (OAK) 6-0, 6-0; No. 5 Kelsey Jones (HC) d. Jordan Brown (OAK) 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Allison Poston (HC) d. Ashley Forbes (OAK) 6-1, 6-0; Doubles - No. 1 Malin, Taylor (OAK) d. Kelly Gehlbach, Kirby Lantz (HC) 9-8 (3-0); No. 2 Menke, Schnarr (OAK) d. Abby Dunigan, Shelby Williamson (HC) 8-2; No. 3 Emily Miller, Molly Miller (HC) d. Brown, Forbes (OAK) 8-5.
BRESCIA 5, HANOVER 4
Results were: Singles - No. 1 Mackenzie Spicer (HC) d. Alejandra Matiz (B) 6-4, 1-6, 1-0 (8-0); No. 2 Jana Lindenthal (B) d. Alexis Taylor (HC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Dakota Durrett (B) d. Mallory Noble (HC) 6-7 (0-4), 6-2, 1-0 (2-0); No. 4 Kelsey Jones (HC) d. Emily Hellinger (B) 6-3, 6-2; No. 5 Allison Poston (HC) d. Tarsila Duck (B) 6-1, 6-2; No. 6 Kalynne Miller (HC) d. LeAnne Myers (B) 6-4, 6-1; Doubles - No. 1 Durrett, Lindenthal (B) d. Danielle Miller, Spicer (HC) 8-6; No. 2 Duck, Matiz (B) d. Noble, Poston (HC) 9-7; No. 3 Hellinger, Myers (B) d. Jones, Kalynne Miller (HC) 8-1.
Hanover (3-2) hosts Kentucky Wesleyan on Wednesday.
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