HAPPY PANTHERS: Hanover sophomore Maddie Hartman, a Madison graduate, shares a light moment (above, 2) with teammate Maggie Huffer, a sophomore from Indianapolis, during the Panthers’ 3-0 sweep of Earlham at home on Wednesday. Sarah Hasewinkel, a junior from Sheridan, spikes the ball (below, 9) after getting the set from Alli Deaton (18), a sophomore from Lexington, Ky. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
HAPPY PANTHERS: Hanover sophomore Maddie Hartman, a Madison graduate, shares a light moment (above, 2) with teammate Maggie Huffer, a sophomore from Indianapolis, during the Panthers’ 3-0 sweep of Earlham at home on Wednesday. Sarah Hasewinkel, a junior from Sheridan, spikes the ball (below, 9) after getting the set from Alli Deaton (18), a sophomore from Lexington, Ky. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Hanover College volleyball upped its Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference record to an even .500 on Wednesday by beating Earlham 3-0 at Collier Arena on campus.

The Panthers, now 11-13 overall and 2-2 in the HCAC, edged Earlham (3-20, 0-4 HCAC) 25-22 in the first game before beating the Quakers 25-19 in game two and steamrolling the visitors 25-12 in game three to complete the 3-0 sweep.

Sophomore setter Nicole Blevins, of McCordsville, led Hanover with seven kills, a dig, an assist and a block. Rachel Hasewinkel, a sophomore hitter from Sheridan, totaled seven kills and five digs.

Molly Murphy, a freshman hitter form Killiard, Ohio, added a match-high 10 assists for Hanover and Kylie Justus (14) and Madison graduate Maddie Hartman (10) combined for 24 digs.

Jazmyn Corlew led Earlham with 11 kills on 36 attacks while Emily Lim had six kills on 23 attacks

Hanover hosts Bluffton in another HCAC match on Saturday.

Women's soccer posts 10th

win to stay unbeaten in HCAC


Hanover women's soccer team reached double digits in wins for the fifth consecutive season with a 2-1 win over Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Earlham on Wednesday.

The Panthers dominated Earlham (1-8-2, 0-3-1 HCAC) for nearly the entire match, holding the advantage in nearly every statistical category, including a 21-4 advantage in shots.

Hanover scored one goal in the first half as freshman formward Anna Cornacchione, of Cincinnati, scored off an assist by junior forward Sirena Isadore, also of Cincinnati, in the 32nd minute. The goal was Cornacchione's team-leading sixth of the season and staked the Panthers to a 1-0 lead through halftime.

The Panthers spent the second half attacking the net, firing off 16 shots with Tricia Walsh, a junior froward from Amelia, Ohio, scoring off Elaine Simpson's deflected shot from six yards out to give Hanover a 2-0 cushion at the 74-minute mark.

The Quakers made a late comeback attempt at 83:16 on an Annie Froderman header off Abigail McCullogh's corner kick but Hanover clamped down defensively in the final minutes to preserve the 2-1 victory.

Sophomore Rachel Alvis led the Panthers with five shot attempts, including four on goal. Cornacchione and Autry Graham each had three. Earlham managed just two shots on goal with Morgan Cole collecting a save in the Hanover net.

Hanover (10-1-2, 3-0-1 HCAC) travels to Bluffton on Saturday for another HCAC match.