Fogus first to 100 points for Hanover women’s lacrosse
Mallory Fogus became the first player in Hanover history to record 100 points during the Panthers’ 14-5 women’s lacrosse win over Thiel (Pa.) Saturday at home. Fogus, a junior from Grosse Ile, Mich., scored two goals in the lopsided win. She currently has 86 career goals and 14 assists. Senior Isabella Miller and freshman Emma Boomershine and had three goals and an assist each to lead Hanover. Freshman Kinna Laymon had two goals. Amanda Mousa stopped nine saves in goal to improve to 6-2 on the year. The win over Thiel was Hanover’s sixth of the season, setting a new program record. The Panthers have also posted an overall winning percentage above .500 for the first time in the program’s two-plus years of existence. Hanover (6-5, 3-1 Ohio River Lacrosse Conference) visits Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) on Wednesday.
Men’s LAX falls 13-8
Saint Vincent (Pa.) pulled away with four goals late to beat Hanover 13-8 in men’s lacrosse Saturday at home. Joe DeLeo and Dallas Fonner scored two goals each to lead Hanover. DeLeo also added an assist. Noah King had three assists, Brock Warner added a goal and an assist, while Gage Hofl, Patrick Boylston and Sam Green each had goals. Noah Dubrava had 20 saves in goal for Hanover, his ninth-straight double-digit save effort. He has made 20-plus stops in four contests this season. Hanover (2-9, 1-3 ORLC) opens a three-game road stretch at Cornell (Iowa) on Saturday.
Men’s golf finishes 2nd
Hanover’s men’s golf team placed second in its own Invitational held at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour over the weekend. The Panthers shot a 626 (308-318) to finish 14 strokes behind winner Franklin at 612 (298-314). A total of six Hanover players finished in the top 15, two of whom were competing as individuals. Bradley Murray, a freshman from Carmel, was second overall with a 149 while competing as an individual and Mitchell McElfresh, a freshman from Felicity, Ohio, was seventh with a 154. For team scorers, Tony Rogers was tied for fifth with a 153, Austin Zapp was 11th with a 156, and Justin Smith and Johnny Vidal were tied for 15th with 159s. Gabe Rohleder had a non-scoring 164, good for 28th. Franklin’s Colton Kuppler took low-medalist honors with a 145. Hanover’s now plays in the Big Four Classic at Crooked Stick Golf Course in Carmel on Tuesday. The Panthers will compete against Butler, DePauw and Wabash.
Softball opens HCAC 3-1
Hanover’ softball went 3-1 over the weekend to open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. On Saturday, the Panthers swept a doubleheader with Bluffton 1-0 and 2-0. On Sunday, Hanover lost the opener against Mount St. Joseph 15-4 but rebounded for a 5-3 win in the finale. In the first game on Saturday, Hanover scored the lone run of the contest in the third inning on a McKenzie Writt RBI. Writt had two of Hanover’s three hits in the game. Sydney Griffin tossed a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts and got the win in the circle for Hanover. Allison Wiseman had two hits, Ashleigh Donnell had a double and Makayla Burtscher had a hit and an RBI in Hanover’s game two win on Saturday. Wiseman allowed just four hits and struck out three in pitching the shutout. Wiseman and Dabney Skutt were each 2-for-3 in Sunday’s game one loss. Griffin (6-4) lasted only an inning in the circle, giving up nine runs on four hits and took the loss. Hanover was out-hit 10-9 in the second game but made the most of its opportunities. Bailey Miller was 2-for-3 with and double and three RBIs, Burtscher had two hits and two RBIs and Skutt had two hits. Wiseman (5-0) allowed three runs nine hits in five innings to get the win. Griffin worked the final two innings to pick up her second save of the season. Hanover (13-7, 3-1 HCAC) hosts Rose-Hulman for two games on Tuesday.
Baseball takes series 2-1
Freshman Spencer Coop delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift Hanover baseball to a 6-5 win over Anderson in the final game of a three-game series at home on Saturday. The two teams split a doubleheader on Saturday with Hanover winning the opener 13-6 and Anderson taking game two 14-6. The Panthers then won the rubber match on Sunday. In game one on Saturday, John Scheil and Alec Dunn each hit home runs to power the Panthers to the victory. Dunn was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored while Scheil was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Hanover. Ty Stover was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored and Tyler Fitch had a double and four RBIs. David Blanco (3-2) picked up the win with two and two-thirds innings of relief where he allowed one unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts. Hanover was out-hit 12-7 in the game two loss. Stover was 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBIs while Josh Meszaros was2-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs. Fitch had a double. Zach Chapman (0-2) suffered the loss after giving up four runs on one hit and two walks in a third of an inning of relief. Scheil and Meszaros hit their second home runs of the weekend - and third each of the season - in Sunday’s win. Scheil was 3-for-4 at the plate, Coop was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and Chase Sizemore had two hits including a double. Cody Reister (5-0) won the game in relief to remain undefeated on the season. Reister allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings with two strikeouts and two walks. Hanover (15-9, 6-6 HCAC) hosts Transylvania (Ky.) on Tuesday.
Veach lone win for track
Hanover’s track and field teams competed in the DePauw Invitational in Greencastle on Saturday. The Panther women placed fourth out of seven teams with 106.5 points while the men were sixth with 62 points. Hayden Veach, a freshman from Shelbyville, posted the lone win for the Panthers when he claimed the men’s 800-meter run in 1:59.05. Top finishes for the Hanover women were: Teal Burnett, Michelle Witt, Kara Beasley and Simone Henderson, second, 400 relay, 50.77; Brittany Ferrell, second, 1500 run, 5:01.39; Witt, second, 100 hurdles, 16.87; Burnett, third, 200 dash, 27.55 and third, javelin, 28.25; Beasley, third, 400 hurdles, 1:12.63; Erin Trimpe, third, pole vault, 3.31; and Stephanie Simpson, third, 5000 run, 19:43.68. Other top finishes for the Hanover men were: Joe Rector, third, 1500 run, 4:14.59; Andrew Strong, third, 400 hurdles, 57.42; and Slade Stevens, third, hammer throw, 44.70. The Panthers will return to DePauw on Saturday to compete in the Indiana Division III Championships.
Men’s tennis shut out
Hanover’s men’s tennis team suffered a 9-0 loss to regionally-ranked Rose-Hulman at home on Sunday. The Engineers, ranked 15th in the Central Region, won five of the six singles matches in straight-sets. Results were: Singles - No. 1 Georges Adam (RHIT) def. Landon Carrico (HC) 6-2, 6-1; No. 2 Brandon Benedict (RHIT) def. Brent Barrett (HC) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4; No. 3 Cam Metzger (RHIT) def. Dakota Smith (HC) 6-1, 6-1; No. 4 Andre Adam (RHIT) def. Alec Bates (HC) 7-6, retired; No. 5 Austin Perry (RHIT) def. Drake Clohessy (HC) 6-4, 6-3; No. 6 Andrew Schiffman (RHIT) def. Jonathan Helmers (HC) 6-0, 6-0. Doubles - No. 1 Georges Adam, Benedict (RHIT) def. Smith, Clohessy (HC) 8-0; No. 2 Metzger, Andre Adam (RHIT) def. Bates, Barrett (HC) 8-2; No. 3 Joe Kendall, Brendan Goldacker (RHIT) def. Mitchell Minniear, Helmers (HC) 8-0. Hanover (6-7, 1-1 HCAC) visits Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) on Wednesday.