Hanover lacrosse wins on Fogus’ OT goal
Mallory Fogus scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Hanover’s women’s lacrosse team to a 13-12 victory over Franklin Wednesday on the road. Fogus, a junior from Grosse Ile, Mich., found the back of the net on a free position shot just over two minutes into the extra session to secure the victory for Hanover. Fogus and freshman Emma Boomershine each had three goals to lead Hanover. Rachel Davis, Isabella Miller and Kinna Laymon scored two each. Hanover improves to 8-7 overall and 5-3 in Ohio River Lacrosse Conference play with the win. As it currently stands, Hanover and Mount St. Joseph are tied for fourth place in the ORLC standings, with the top four teams advancing to next weekend’s conference tournament. The Panthers will conclude the regular season with a road ORLC contest at winless Waynesburg (0-13, 0-8 ORLC) on Saturday in Pennsylvania while Mount St. Joseph (5-8, 5-3 ORLC) hosts St. Vincent (9-4, 5-2 ORLC) on Saturday
Softball edges Franklin 7-6 in nightcap for split
Hanover’s softball team pulled out a doubleheader split with Franklin Wednesday on the road. The Panthers lost the opener 9-4 but rebounded for a 7-6 win in game two. Ashleigh Donnell was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored while McKenzie Writt had two hits and two RBIs and Dabney Skutt had a pair of hits for Hanover in the opener. Sydney Griffin suffered the loss after allowing eight runs on nine hits in five and two-thirds innings with five strikeouts. Gabby Ritchey had two hits, including the game-winner, to lead Hanover in the second contest. Skutt was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, Taylor Merrill and Jourdan McAfee each had two hits and Writt had a double. Griffin (10-6) picked up the win with two and two-thirds scoreless innings in relief where she allowed two hits and struck out two. Hanover, now 18-12 overall and 8-6 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, has split each of its past three conference doubleheaders, but is still in the running for a spot in the HCAC Tournament next weekend. The Panthers are a half-game back of Defiance for the fourth spot and travel to Defiance for two games on Saturday.
Men’s tennis rolls Franklin 8-1 for fourth straight win
Hanover’s men’s tennis team won its fourth-straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match, 8-1 at Franklin on Wednesday. Former Madison Cub Kyle Sauley saw action in two matches for Franklin. Sauley lost to Hanover’s Dakota Smith 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles and fell to the Panthers’ Brent Barrett and Alec Bates at No. 2 doubles along with Dean Elrod, 8-0. Other results were: Singles - No. 1 Landon Carrico (HC) def. Alex Hammer (FC) 6-2, 6-2; No. 2 Barrett (HC) def. Blake Amonett (FC) 6-1, 6-3; No. 4 Bates (HC) def. Elrod (FC) 6-1, 6-3; No. 5 Drake Clohessy (HC) def. Dan Hicks (FC) 6-2, 6-0; No. 6 Jonathan Helmers (HC) def. Josh Stewart (FC) 6-3, 6-0. Doubles - No. 1 Hammer, Amonett (FC) def. Carrico, Smith (HC) 8-6; No. 3 Clohessy, Mitchell Minniear (HC) def. Hicks, Alexander Pollard (FC) 8-2. Hanover, now 10-10 overall and 5-2 in the HCAC, can secure the No. 3 seed in next week’s conference tournament on Saturday when it hosts Defiance.