Hanover lacrosse rides Fogus to 3rd-straight win
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:00 PM
Mallory Fogus scored four goals, including the game-winner, to lift Hanover women’s lacrosse team to a 7-6 win over Kalamazoo (Mich.) on Thursday, the Panthers’ third-straight win.
BEARING DOWN: Hanover’s Mallory Fogus (24) fires one of her goals toward the Kalamazoo net as defenders Allia Howard (far left), Amanda Moss (1) and Nicole Huff attempt to stop her during Thursday’s game at home. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
With the score tied at 6-6 and just over seven minutes to play, Fogus was awarded a free position attempt. The junior from Gross Ile, Mich. ripped in a shot past the goalkeeper to give Hanover the lead.
Neither side scored over the final seven minutes with the Panther offense holding possession for nearly the entire final four minutes of play to secure the win.
Rachel Davis, a sophomore from Indianapolis, scored for the third consecutive game and added an assist. Isabella Miller, a senior from Indianapolis, and Kinna Laymon, a freshman from Fishers, tallied one goal each as well.
In net, Amanda Mousa, a sophomore from Springboro, Ohio, made eight total saves, four in each half, to improve to 3-0 on the season. Mousa also led the team with five ground balls.
Davis got the scoring started just 45 seconds into the first half when she scored off an assist from senior Maddy Jones. Kalamazoo (0-3) proceeded to score the next three goals to take a 3-1 advantage with 17:20 left in the first half.
The Panthers tied the game prior to intermission, scoring the final two goals of the opening half, with one coming from Fogus and another from Miller.
Hanover scored three of the first four goals in the second half, with Fogus scoring twice during the spurt. Laymon also tallied her lone goal in the scoring run. The Panthers led 6-4 with 24 minutes remaining.
Two Hornet goals over the next 11 minutes tied up the contest at 6-6 with just over 13 minutes remaining.
Overall, Hanover held a 21-16 edge in shot attempts. Fogus led the team with eight shots, while Davis and Jones each attempted four in the contest.
Draw controls were 9-5 in favor of Hanover thanks to the efforts of Abby Shroyer, who retrieved seven of them.
Hanover, now 3-3 on the season, will play its fourth-straight home contest when it hosts Transylvania (Ky.) next Thursday in the Panthers’ Ohio River Lacrosse Conference opener.