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Hanover LAX scores record 6th win
Courier Sports Staff
Monday, March 17, 2014 11:00 AM
FEELING LAX: Hanover’s Chris Baney (above, 40) fires a shot into the goal past Milwaukee Engineering goalie Adam Kocsis (6) and defender Maxwell Wasscher (13) during Saturday’s game at L.S. Ayres Field. Baney sprints down the sideline (below) despite the defense of Milwaukee’s Mathieu Laberge (27). Hanover, now 6-1 on the season, rolled to the 17-4 win and then defeated Baldwin-Wallace on Sunday to set a single-season wins mark. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Despite being just seven matches into the season, Hanover men's lacrosse set a single-season record for wins on Sunday by defeating Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio) 13-7 at the L.S Ayres Sports Complex on campus.
Baldwin-Wallace (3-1) built a 4-2 cushion early in the second period but Hanover bounced back to score two goals and tie the game 4-4 heading into halftime.
The rest of the contest belonged to the Panthers. Hanover outscored the Yellow Jackets 9-3 in the second half, scoring three goals in the third quarter and two in the fourth to pull away for the record-breaking win.
Derek Coe, Josh Green and Nick Hermes had three goals each to pace the Hanover offense. Coe also added a team-high two assists. The Panthers held a 52-30 advantage in shots and also had a 45-40 edge in ground balls.
Junior Addison Sears collected 10 saves in the Hanover net.
Hanover tied the four-year old program's single-season wins mark on Saturday with a 17-4 blowout of the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Eight different Panthers scored in the match and nine recorded assists. Hermes led the way with four goals and four assists. Hanover outshot Milwaukee 57-21 including a 32-9 advantage in the first half.
Hanover (6-1) hosts Fontbonne (Mo.) on Wednesday.
Baseball sweeps DePauw
Hanover baseball picked up a pair of wins in a doubleheader on Saturday at DePauw.
The Panthers grabbed a 7-3 victory in game one. Hanover scored two runs in the third inning, three in the fifth and one each in the final two innings while holding the Tigers to just three late runs in the eighth and ninth innings.
Hanover had 11 hits in the game with three each by Matt Brooks and Kolton Chapman. Chapman also had three RBIs.
Mitch Hunnicutt recorded the win on the mound, working eight innings and allowing just one earned run on three hits while striking out six.
In the second game, an early Hanover assault led to a 10-3 win. The game was tied 3-3 after two innings but a five-run third inning followed by a run in the fourth and a run in the sixth busted the game wide open.
Hanover totaled 16 hits with Alec Dunn going 4-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Chris Ares added three hits and two stolen bases.
Andrew Roby was the winning pitcher, throwing six innings and giving up three runs on six hits while walking two and striking out four.
Hanover (4-6) hosts Thomas More (Ky.) on Wednesday.
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