Hanover women’s soccer finished off an undefeated regular season with a sixth shutout on the season, 4-0 over Mount St. Joseph Wednesday on the road.
The Panthers out-shot Mount 15-5, including 11-4 on goal, and committed just two fouls to the Lions’ 11. Hanover also had five corner kicks to four by Mount.
Hanover scored two goals in each half to pull away for the win. Kelsey Hughes scored on an assist by Jostin Reeves just four minutes into the game and Reeves then scored on a Bryn Rolfsen assist in the 29th minute.
Maggie Day hit the net off an assist by Reeves just minutes into the second half and the Panthers’ final goal came late on an own goal by the Lions.
The win allows Hanover (8-0) to secure the No. 1 seed in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. The Panthers will host Rose-Hulman in the semifinals on Sunday, April 11.
Men’s soccer whips Mount 6-1
Hanover men’s soccer closed out the regular season with a dominating 6-1 win over Mount St. Joseph at home on Wednesday.
The Panthers out-shot Mount 23-4 in the game, including 15-4 on goal. Hanover had nine corner kick chances to just one by the Lions.
Hanover got goals from four different players while taking a 4-0 first-half lead. Luke Eppler, Josh Hughes, Scott Zehnder and Fellipe Busato each hit the back of the net for the Panthers with Busato also getting an assist.
After Mount got on the scoreboard early in the second half, Eppler and Busato each scored again for the final margin.
Will Bedel stopped three shots in goal for the Panthers.
Hanover, now 7-1-1 overall, will be the No. 3 seed in the HCAC tourney and will host Manchester in the semifinals on Wednesday, April 7.
Men’s lacrosse rolls past Earlham
Hanover out-shot Earlham 42-15 and rolled to a 7-1 win in men’s lacrosse Wednesday on the road.
The Panthers dominated the action from the start, getting goals from Michael Shaeper, Ian Kimmins and Nick Adams in the first quarter to take an early 3-0 lead. Hanover’s cushion reached 6-0 thanks to goals by Luke Kowalka, Cole Finley and Eric Hopkins before Earlham broke up the shutout midway through the fourth quarter.
Jackson Wheeler added a final goal for the Panthers with just over two minutes to play for the final margin.
Kimmins, Hopkins, Zach Stone and Wheeler each had assists for the Panthers. Sean O’Meara stopped three shots in goal to pick up the win for Hanover.
Hanover, now 2-2 overall on the season and 1-0 HCAC, faces Elmhurst (Illinois) at Brebeuf Academy in Indianapolis today.
Baseball falls 12-7 to Rose-Hulman
Rose-Hulman baseball banged out 13 hits and pulled away for a 12-7 win over Hanover Wednesday at Hanover.
Rose pushed across six runs in the top of the fourth to take a 7-2 lead and added one run in the fifth, two in the sixth and two more in the eighth to pull away.
Eric Roudebush hit two home runs and drove in three runs to lead Hanover’s nine-hit attack. Le’ron Fleming added a solo home run, Connor Farnsley had two hits and Jake Brackett had two hits and a double. Charlie Burton had a double and scored a run.
Justin Pope (0-1) suffered the loss after allowing four earned runs on four hits in three and a third innings. He struck out two batters and walked two.
Hanover, now 9-8 on the season, traveled to Transylvania on Friday and heads to Franklin for two games today.