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Hanover's women battle Transylvania to 1-1 standoff of HCAC soccer leaders
Courier Sports Staff
Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Hanover and Transylvania battled to a 1-1 tie in double overtime in a battle of two of the top women's soccer teams in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference on Wednesday in Lexington, Ky.
Transy (7-2-2, 1-0-1 HCAC) scored just four minutes into the match on a Michelle Schroeck goal off an assist by Abby Feithaus.
Hanover outshot the Pioneers 8-3 for the remainder of the first half but could not connect and trailed 1-0 at the break.
As the two teams continued to trade shots back and forth in the second half, the Panthers finally broke through offensively when Autry Graham's breakaway goal tied the match in the 59th minute.
Neither team scored over the remainder of regulation or in the two overtime periods and the match ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Panthers finished the game out-shooting Transylvania 17-14. Rachel Alvis, a sophomore forward from Cincinnati, led the Panthers' attack with six shots, including four on goal. Anna Cornacchione, a freshman forward from Cincinnati, added four attempts with three on goal.
Morgan Cole, a sophomore goalkeeper from Mason, Ohio, had seven saves for Hanover net while Transy's Jerrica Scovel saved 10.
Hanover (8-1-2, 1-0-1 HCAC) hosts Anderson on Saturday in another HCAC match.
Tennis beats Transy 5-3 in battle of HCAC unbeatens
Hanover women's tennis team dealt Transylvania its first loss of the season 5-3 on Wednesday in Hanover.
With the victory, the Panthers assumed sole possession of first place in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 6-0 conference record.
Hanover held the upperhand for the entire match, taking three singles matches and two of three in doubles competition. With the match outcome no longer in question, the No. 1 singles match between Hanover's Danielle Miller and Transy's Claire Mielcarek was halted due to darkness.
Match results: Singles - No. 1 Claire Mielcarek (Transy) and Danielle Miller (HC) No Result; No. 2 Laila El Dessouki (Transy) d. Mackenzie Spicer (HC) 6-0, 6-0; No. 3 Alexis Taylor (HC) d. Victoria Haugli (Transy) 5-7, 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 Megan Dixon (Transy) d. Mallory Noble (HC) 6-1, 6-2; No. 5 Kelsey Jones (HC) d. Savanna Barnett (Transy) 6-2, 7-5; No. 6 Allison Poston (HC) d. Jessica Shotwell (Transy) 6-0, 6-0; Doubles - No. 1 Danielle Miller and Mackenzie Spicer (HC) d. Laila El Dessouki and Claire Mielcarek (Transy) 8-6; No. 2 Megan Dixon and Victoria Haugil (Transy) d. Mallory Noble and Allison Poston (HC) 8-6; No. 3 Kelsey Jones and Alexis Taylor (HC) d. Savanna Barnett and Taylor McCreary (Transy) 8-2.
Hanover (9-3, 6-0 HCAC) hosts Manchester on Saturday for another HCAC match. Transylvania drops to 6-1 and 5-1 in the HCAC.
Volleyball falls 3-0 to league-leading Pioneers
Hanover volleyball dropped a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match to league leader Transylvania 3-0 on Wednesday in Lexington, Ky.
The Pioneers used a fast start in set one to win 25-20 before dominating set two, 25-17. Looking to stay alive in game three, Hanover held a 21-20 advantage before Transy (15-8, 4-0 HCAC), used a 5-1 run to complete the sweep, 25-22.
Rachel Hasewinkel recorded 12 kills in the match. Kylie Justus and Madison graduate Maddie Hartman had 14 and 12 digs, respectively.
Hanover (9-12, 1-1 HCAC) takes on HCAC foe Rose-Hulman and non-conference opponent Kalamazoo (Mich.) on Saturday in Terre Haute.
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