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Hanover: Lacrosse sets wins record 7-2 at Alma
Courier Sports Staff
Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:00 AM
Hanover College lacrosse scored a 7-2 win at Alma (Mich.) Friday to set a school record for wins in a season.
Hanover, in its third season, is now 5-10 overall - a total that improves upon last year's 4-12 mark.
Luke Karnick had three goals and an assist to lead the Panthers to the squad's second win in its last three contests.
Alma grabbed a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the match and the Scots held the one-goal advantage until Karnick scored with 1:24 left in the half to pull Hanover even at the break.
The Panthers outscored Alma 6-1 in the second half to pull away for the team's second win in two meetings with the Scots (3-12).
Karnick, who has 30 goals this season, put a pair into the net in the first six minutes of the third period to drive the margin to 3-1.
Zac Cheatle scored with 24 seconds left in the third frame to up the lead to 4-1 and Justin Winkler and Matt Weber each scored within a 20-second span early in the fourth quarter to give Hanover a 6-1 lead.
Alma scored with 12:51 left in the match to cut the margin to 6-2, but Hanover's defense shut out the Scots down the stretch and Chris Baney added an unassisted goal with 5:31 left for the final margin.
Addison Sears had eight saves in more than 43 minutes in the Panthers' net.
Hanover closes the season at Benedictine (Ill.) today.
Baseball beats Earlham
Hanover 's baseball squad kicked off a three-game Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference series at Earlham with a 13-10 victory Friday in Richmond.
Hanover (15-17, 8-11 HCAC) held off Earlham for the Panthers' eighth straight win against the Quakers dating back to the 2003 campaign by jumping out to an 8-2 lead after three innings and stretching the margin to 11-3 with runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
Earlham (7-27, 3-16 HCAC) rallied with six runs in the eighth to trim the lead to 11-9, but the Panthers tacked on two runs in the ninth and limited the Quakers to one to secure the win.
Hanover, led by Matt Newman and Ryan Johns, totaled 17 hits in the contest.
Newman was 4-for-4 with a home run, walk, three RBIs and three runs scored. He singled in his first three trips to the plate, pushing two runs across the plate with a base hit in the third inning. He smacked a homer to left field to lead off the seventh.
Johns was 3-for-4 with a homer, two walks, three RBIs and one run scored. He keyed a three-run first inning with a two-run double and added a solo home run in the sixth.
Ryan Grau, Daniel Campbell, Matt Brooks and Kevin Sears had two hits each. Campbell hit a two-out double in the top of the ninth and Grau followed with a home run to right field to score the pair of insurance runs.
Rob Wohlschlaeger (4-2) got the win.
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