Robert Bader finished third to lead Hanover men's golf team to its first championship of the season at the Manchester Fall Invitational on Sunday.

Hanover carded a two-day team total 303, two strokes ahead of second place Manchester. St. Francis placed third with a 307 and Anderson took fourth with a 318.

Bader shot an 18-hole total 73 (36-37), Matt Ehman tied for 10th at 73 (37-39) while Ben Hamilton (40-37) and Brad Baumann (38-39) tied for 13th with a pair of 77s. P.J. Greene rounded out the top five for Hanover, placing 17th with a 78 (38-40).

Hanover competes in the Oakland City Invitational on Thursday at Country Oaks Golf Course.

Women card 694 to finish sixth at Small College Classic

Hanover women's golf finished sixth in the DePauw Small College Classic held over the weekend.

The Panthers shot a two-day total 694 in the event played at Deer Creek and Twin Bridges golf courses. Washington University of St. Louis won the classic with a 628, 13 strokes ahead of runners-up DePauw and Wittenberg. North Central (675) and Rose-Hulman (684) rounded out the top five.

Brooke McKay finished 20th overall with a 169 (85-84) to lead Hanover. Sloane Hamilton was 24th (86-85); Brittany Gingerich 30th (81-94); Brittany Mosteller 37th (90-91); and Shelby Schneider was 38th (90-92).

Hanover competes in the Oakland City Invitational at Country Oaks Golf Course on Thursday.

Women's tennis still perfect in HCAC after 9-0 win

Hanover women's tennis remained unbeaten in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday, sweeping Defiance 9-0 on the road.

The Panthers gave up just four games on the day to Defiance (0-4, 0-4 HCAC) while extending their win streak to three matches.

Results were: Singles - No. 1 Danielle Miller (HC) d. Tasha Brown (DC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Mackenzie Spicer (HC) d. Savannah Marquez (DC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Mallory Noble (HC) d. Nicole Tank (DC) 6-1, 6-0; No. 4 Allison Poston (HC) d. Maria Weber (DC) 6-1, 6-0; No. 5 Kelly Gehlbach (HC) d. Haley Kuhlman (DC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 6 Kirby Lantz (HC) d. Kayla Miller (DC) 6-0, 6-0; Doubles - Danielle Miller and Mackenzie Spicer (HC) d. Tasha Brown and Nicole Tank (DC) 8-1; No. 2 Mallory Noble and Allison Poston (HC) d. Savannah Marquez and Maria Weber (DC) 8-1; No. 3 Kalynne Miller and Kathleen Brinegar (HC) d. Kayla Miller and Haley Kuhlman (DC) 8-0.

Hanover (7-2, 4-0 HCAC) travels to Franklin on Wednesday for an HCAC match.

Men's soccer beats Birmingham-Southern, 2-0

Hanover men's soccer used two first half goals to shut out Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) 2-0 on Sunday at the L.S. Ayres Sports Complex.

The Panthers got on the board in the 26th minute when freshman Matthew Eldridge weaved through traffic to score from 20 yards out. Hanover added to the lead at the 40-minute mark when Matt Grau found the net off a cross pass from Cory Jones for a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Hanover went scoreless in the second half but the Panthers' defense preserved the victory and the shutout.

Birmingham-Southern (6-3-1) was limited to just seven shots in the match, with only two on goal. Trevor Korfhagen recorded both saves in the Hanover net.

Hanover (4-5-1) returns to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Saturday at Manchester.

Women's soccer routs Saint Mary of the Woods, 9-0

Hanover women's soccer cruised to a 9-0 win at home on Saturday against Saint Mary of the Woods.

Erin Hancock and freshman Elaine Simpson scored back-to-back goals within the first 15 minutes of the match for a quick 2-0 lead and Hanover never looked back.

Hannah Barker and freshman Chandler Turner led the Panthers with two goals each. Tricia Walsh, Rachel Alvis and freshman Anna Cornacchione added a goal each.

It was its largest scoring output for Hanover since Oct. 13, 2000. That match was also against Saint Mary of the Woods, ending in a 10-0 win.

The Panthers' defense dominated as well, limiting the Pomeroys to just three shots and only one corner kick.

Hanover (7-1-1) travels to Manchester on Saturday for a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match.

Volleyball goes 1-1 at Centre College

Hanover volleyball split a pair of matches at Centre College on Saturday in Danville, Ky..

In the morning match, Hanover swept Birmingham-Southern (Ala.) 25-20, 25-14, 25-14.

Rachel Hasewinkel led the Panther attack with seven kills. Nicole Blevins and Rachel Regenauer added six kills each. Alli Deaton collected 21 assists in the match with freshman Molly Murphy totaling seven.

In the back row, Kylie Justus had 16 digs. Madison graduate Maddie Hartman posted 15.

In the afternoon match, the Panthers fell to host Centre, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21, 25-14.

Hasewinkel, Blevins and Regenauer added to their kill total on the day, combining for 29 in the match. Deaton and Murphy combined for 31 assists.

Justus and Hartman once again anchored the back row with 17 digs and 12 digs, respectively.

Hanover (8-10) travels to Spalding (Ky.) University on Tuesday. The Panthers defeated Spalding 3-0 on Sept. 7.