Hanover men’s lacrosse routs MSJ to close season
Hanover’ men’s lacrosse closed out the 2017 season with an impressive 16-9 win over Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) Saturday at home. Brock Warner, a senior from Greenwood, recorded a team-high six points in his final collegiate contest. Warner tallied three goals and three assists with all but one of his points coming in the first half. Seniors Dakota Kwasny, from Port Washington, Wis., and Jacob Bell, from Evansville, both started, with Kwasny recording two ground balls, while also going 2-for-3 in face-offs. Bell helped lead a defense that conceded less than 10 goals for the sixth time this season, while forcing Mount St. Joseph into 24 turnovers. Sam Green, a sophomore from Beaumaris, Australia, was an impressive 25-for-27 on face-offs and also retrieved a career-high 17 ground balls. The Panthers also held a 51-23 edge in total ground balls. Joe DeLeo, a sophomore from Waterford, Mich., recorded three goals and two assists whole classmate Jordan Dietz, from Evansville, played most of the second half and recording two goals and an assist. Overall, Hanover had nine different players tally at least one goal and 10 players record at least one point. Gage Hafl added three points with two goals and one assist, while Bret Schell scored once in each half. Dallas Fonner and Patrick Boylston scored one goal and had one assist each. Freshman Noah Dubrava started in goal and stopped six shots in the first half. Jake Glass, a sophomore from Prospect, Ky., came on in relief at halftime, conceding five goals, while making three saves. Hanover closes the 2017 season with a 3-12 overall record and 2-5 in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference.
Lacrosse women win finale to claim spot in ORLC tourney
Hanover women’s lacrosse closed out the regular season with a dominating 16-6 win over Waynesburg (Pa.) Saturday on the road to earn a berth in the ORLC tournament. The Panthers scored four of the first five goals to jump in front 4-1 less than eight minutes into the first half. Hanover expanded its lead to as many as six goals on numerous occasions in the first half and led 10-4 at the intermission. Rachel Davis, Isabella Miller and Mallory Fogus scored three goals each to lead the Panthers, who saw eight different players find the net in the contest. Emma Boomershine and Kinna Laymon scored twice and Maddy Jones, Liz Baltas and Megan Finn had a goal each. Boomershine also had two assists with Davis, Jones and Hannah Mundt collecting one each. Junior Amanda Mousa stopped a pair of shots to collect her ninth win of the season. Overall, Hanover outshot Waynesburg 30-11, including 25-8 on goal. Abby Shroyer won a team high nine draw controls and tied Miller for the team lead in ground balls at four. Shroyer added two caused turnovers as well. Hanover, 9-7 overall and 6-3 in the ORLC, will play in the postseason tournament for the first time in the young program’s history. The Panthers are the No. 4 seed and will face top-seed and host Washington & Jefferson in the semifinals on Friday at 4 p.m. in Washington, Pa. Transylvania and Saint Vincent will meet in the other semifinal. The championship will be played on Saturday.
Women’s track first at HCAC with 2 events left
Hanover women’s track and field currently sits in first place with two events to go in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships, which were contested at Anderson University over the weekend. Heavy rains and storms played havoc with the event all weekend with most of Friday’s and Saturday’s schedule washed out. Most of the meet was completed on Sunday but the javelin and 10,000-meter run will both be completed Wednesday at Franklin College. Hanover’s women have scored four individual wins so far. Savannah Hubbard, a senior from Southwestern High School, won the long jump on Friday at 5.18 meters. On Saturday, Teal Burnett won the 400-meter dash in 59.80 and Kenna Hunter claimed the 400 hurdles in 1:05.78, a new personal-best. The pair then teamed with Brittany Ferrell and Erika Jervis to win the 1600 relay in 4:07.95. Other top finishes for the Hanover women were: Hubbard, second, triple jump, 10.59, and third, 100 hurdles, 16.03; Ferrell, second, 800 run, 2:21.56 and fourth, 1500 run, 4:59.47; and Michelle Witt, Kara Beasley, Burnett and Simone Henderson, second, 400 relay, 50.20. As it currently stands, Hanover is atop the team leaderboard with 155 points. Manchester has 144 points and Rose-Hulman is third at 127. The Hanover men currently sit in fourth place with 78 points. Rose-Hulman is well out front in first with 231.5 points. Top finishes for the Hanover men were: Ivy Stevens, second, hammer throw, 48.78; Hayden Veach, second, 1500 run, 4:09.97; Enrico Franchini, Andrew Strong, Darrell Payne and Gavin Alexander, third, 400 relay, 43.06; Jack Simon, third, 1500 run, 4:12.30; Alexander, Strong, Payne and Samuel Pyle, third, 1600 relay, 3:25.24; Pyle, third, 400 dash, 50.07.
Men’s golf sits third a midway point of HCAC
Hanover’s men’s golf team came out of a wet and soggy weekend in third place after the first 36 holes of the HCAC championships in Harrison, Ohio on Sunday. The Panthers were tied with Transylvania after the first day’s action on Saturday when heavy storms in the area late suspended completion of the first round until Sunday morning. Hanover shot a 299 on day one and a 300 on day two for a total of 599. Transylvania leads the field with a 595 and tourney host Mount St. Joseph is second at 598. Johnny Vidal, a senior playing in his hometown of Harrison, Ohio, played well all weekend for the Panthers and stands third overall with a 147 (73-74). Ben Hamilton and Tony Rogers are each tied for ninth with identical rounds of 151 (76-75). Justin Smith is 13th with a 152 a (74-78) and Gabe Rohleder is 20th with a 155 (79-76). Transylvania’s Carson Wattenbarger, a junior from Madison, is currently 25th with a 159 (82-77). Transy’s Spencer McKinney and Rob Canady lead the field. McKinney shot a 145 (71-74) while Canady is one stroke back with a 146 (74-72). Franklin’s Colton Kuppler is tied with Canady with a 146 (73-73). The HCAC Championship will conclude with the final two rounds next weekend at the Hulman Links in Terre Haute.