Record lacrosse campaign ends for Hanover women in ORLCs

May 6, 2017

Hanover’s women’s lacrosse team saw its record-breaking season end with a 20-3 loss to top-seeded Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) in the semifinals of the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference tournament Friday in Washington, Pa. Isabella Miller, a senior from Indianapolis, recorded one goal and one assist to lead the team with two points. Miller took three of Hanover’s five shot attempts in the contest, while also retrieving three draw controls. Rachel Davis, a sophomore from Indianapolis, and Kinna Laymon, a freshman from Fishers, added goals for the Panthers. Cassidy Coates, a junior from Evansville, led the team with four draw controls, while Megan Finn, a freshman from Newburgh, logged a team best four ground balls. Despite the loss, Hanover (9-8) finished with an overall winning percentage above .500 for the first time in the program’s three-year history. The nine team victories were a new program high and more than the team had scored combined in its first two years. The Panthers’ loss came in their first ever ORLC Tournament appearance after they posted a 6-3 conference record in the regular season. The conference mark was two wins higher than what the team had combined in 2015 and 2016.

Hanover men’s tennis wins tourney opener

Hanover’s men’s tennis team opened the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a 5-1 win over Defiance (Ohio) Friday at the West Indy Racquet Club in Indianapolis. The Panthers, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, won two out of the three doubles matches then claimed wins at the top three singles matches to end the match early. Results were: Singles - Landon Carrico (HC) d. James Demeao (DC) 6-4, 6-1; No. 2 Brent Barrett (HC) d. Adam Swisher (DC) 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 Dakota Smith (HC) d. Tory Savage (DC) 6-2, 6-2; No. 4 Alec Bates (HC) vs. Eline Widman (DC), not started; No. 5 Drake Clohessy (HC) vs. Brian Kurtz (DC), not started; No. 6 Jonathan Helmers (HC) d. Nathan Height (DC), not started. Doubles - No. 1 Demeo, Swisher (DC) d. Smith, Carrico (HC) 8-5; No. 2 Bates, Barrett (HC) d. Savage Widman (DC) 8-2; No. 3 Mitchell Minniear, Clohessey (HC) d. Kurtz, Height (DC) 8-5. Hanover, now 12-10, faces No. 2 seed Earlham in the semifinals today at 1 p.m. The championship will be Sunday at 10 a.m.

Pacers edged by Rebels in boys golf at Belterra

Switzerland County’s boys golf team lost 202-209 to Southwestern in a home meet played Tuesday at Belterra Golf Course. Nate Braun led the Pacers with a 45, Nick Braun had a 47, Pete Kuchart had a 54 and Collin Bovard a 56. In non-scoring rounds, Josh Tice had a 58, Garrett Demaree a 59 and Justice Bledsoe a 63. Switzerland hosts Oldenburg and South Ripley at Belterra on Monday.