Hanover women battle Saints to scoreless tie
Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:00 AM
Hanover College women's soccer battled Thomas More (Ky.) to a scoreless tie in double overtime on Wednesday at the L.S. Ayres Sports Complex.
DEFENDING: Hanover freshman defender Rebecca Tumlin (17) collides with Thomas More’s Kait Owens (11) during Wednesday’s game in Hanover. Hanover and Thomas More played to a scoreless tie through two overtimes. Thomas More (4-1-1) entered ranked No. 3 in the Great Lakes Region. (Photo courtesy Hanover College)
Thomas More (4-1-1), ranked third in the Great Lakes region, controlled most of the match, outshooting the Panthers 18-6, including a 15-4 margin in regulation.
Hanover, ranked fifth in the region, had two shots in the second overtime but was unable to convert.
Junior goalie Morgan Cole collected five saves in the Hanover net, including four in the second half.
Hanover (5-1-1) travels to Capital (Ohio), the No. 2-ranked team in the region, on Saturday.
Southwestern boys beat Raiders 2-1 for season sweep
Southwestern boys soccer completed a season sweep of Ohio River Valley Conference rival South Ripley with a 2-1 win in Versailles on Wednesday.
The Rebels, a 5-1 winner over the Raiders in their first meeting this season, found the second go-around to be more of a challenge.
Southwestern was whistled for a penalty with about 10 minutes remaining in the first half allowing South Ripley's Ryan Lengerich to convert the penalty kick into a score. South Ripley maintained the 1-0 lead heading into halftime.
The Rebels offense spent more time on the attack in the second half but it didn't pay off until late. With a little under 20 minutes to play, Coleman Jackson took a pass from Ashton Hill and scored to tie the game 1-1.
With the possibility of a tie looming, Southwestern surged again with five minutes to go. Michael Arberg's cross pass found freshman Edi Tovar, who sailed a shot past South Ripley goalie Caleb Cumberworth for what would be the decisive goal in the 2-1 victory.
Southwestern (8-2-1, 6-1-1 ORVC) travels to Rising Sun on Friday for an ORVC match.