WORKING HARD: Hanover’s Sam Green (on ground) fights for the ball on the ground between Washington & Jefferson’s Joseph Tritschler (13), Jake Bow (8) and Ben Ward (10) during Saturday’s game at home. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
WORKING HARD: Hanover’s Sam Green (on ground) fights for the ball on the ground between Washington & Jefferson’s Joseph Tritschler (13), Jake Bow (8) and Ben Ward (10) during Saturday’s game at home. (Staff photo by David Campbell)
Hanover men’s lacrosse lost its Ohio River Lacrosse Conference opener 7-6 to Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) at home on Saturday.

Hanover received three first half goals from Chad Szczublewski, a junior from LaGrange, Ky. Szczublewski tied for the team high in shots as well, totaling 11 attempts.

Brock Warner, a senior from Greenwood, tallied one goal in each half and added a first half assist to tie for the team high in points with three. Also logging multiple points in the game was Patrick Boylston, a freshman from Boca Raton, Fla., with a goal and an assist.

Noah Dubrava, a freshman from, Centerville, Ohio, made 12 saves. Dubrava has now recorded double-digit saves in five straight games.

The first quarter saw five total goals with Hanover receiving scores from Warner and Szczublewski. Gage Hafl, a sophomore from Hamilton, Ohio, added an assist on the Szczublewski goal. The Presidents scored with less than one second remaining in the period to take a 3-2 advantage into the second frame.

Hanover (1-6, 0-1 ORLC) responded with three straight goals to open the second quarter, taking a 5-3 lead with 8:34 left before halftime. Szczublewski tallied the first two goals and Boylston capped the scoring spurt for the Panthers, who led 5-4 at halftime.

It was W&J that scored the first three goals of the second half, tallying the only two third quarter goals and the first goal of the fourth quarter. The Presidents led 7-5 with 12:50 remaining.

Warner ripped in a shot with a little under four minutes left to play, but his goal proved to be the final score of the contest. Al Alessia, a sophomore from Crown Point, had the assist on the Warner goal.

Shots were even throughout with Hanover holding a 38-37 edge. The Panthers also won 9-of-16 face-offs, with Sam Green, a sophomore from Beaumaris, Australia, going 7-for-12.

Hanover will look to rebound from the loss when it hosts Carthage (Wis.) on Wednesday.



Tennis sweeps Albion Sunday

Hanover men’s and women’s tennis swept Albion (Mich.) 9-0 in their home opener son Sunday.

Men’s Results

Singles ­— No. 1 Landon Carrico (HC) def. Zach McKenzie (AC) 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Brent Barrett (HC) def. Josh McGarry (AC) 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 Dakota Smith (HC) def. Robert Joerg (AC) 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 Alec Bates (HC) def. Israel Trevino (AC) 6-1, 6-4; No. 5 Drake Clohessy (HC) def. Alexander Dow (AC) 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 Jonathan Helmers (HC) def. Griffin Caudell (AC) 6-1, 6-0. Doubles — No. 1 Smith, Clohessy (HC) def. McKenzie, Trevino (AC) 8-4; No. 2 Bates, Barrett (HC) def. Joerg, McGarry (AC) 8-3; No. 3 Mitchell Minniear, Helmers (HC) def. Dow/Caudell (AC) 8-5.

Hanover’s men (5-4) host Wittenberg (Ohio) on Saturday.

Women’s Result

Singles ­— No. 1 Landon Carrico (HC) def. Zach McKenzie (AC) 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Brent Barrett (HC) def. Josh McGarry (AC) 6-2, 6-1; No. 3 Dakota Smith (HC) def. Robert Joerg (AC) 6-2, 6-0; No. 4 Alec Bates (HC) def. Israel Trevino (AC) 6-1, 6-4; No. 5 Drake Clohessy (HC) def. Alexander Dow (AC) 6-0, 6-1; No. 6 Jonathan Helmers (HC) def. Griffin Caudell (AC) 6-1, 6-0. Doubles — No. 1 Smith, Clohessy (HC) def. McKenzie, Trevino (AC) 8-4; No. 2 Bates, Barrett (HC) def. Joerg, McGarry (AC) 8-3; No. 3 Mitchell Minniear, Helmers (HC) def. Dow/Caudell (AC) 8-5.

Hanover’s women, now also 5-4 also host Wittenberg on Saturday.



Baseball edges Wabash with pair of one-run wins


Hanover’s baseball lost two out of three games in a weekend series at Wabash on Saturday and Sunday in Crawfordsville.

The Panthers lost 10-2 loss in Saturday’s lone 9-inning game. On Sunday, Hanover won the twinbill opener 6-5 in 10 innings before dropping the finale 4-3.

Wabash blew open Saturday’s game early with two runs in the second and four in the third to take a 7-1 lead and cruise from there.

Jack Shine was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead Hanover while Tyler Fitch had a pair of hits. Garrett Zorb (2-1) started and took the loss, allowing eight runs — six earned — on 12 hits in three and one-third innings.

Spencer Coop’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th scored what proved to be the winning run in Hanover’s 6-5 victory on Sunday. Wabash had scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings before the Panthers finished it in the 10th.

Fitch had a single, a double and drove in two runs for Hanover. Chase Sizemore was 3-for-6 with two runs scored, while Coop, Shine and Brooks Bailey had two hits each.

Cody Reister (3-0) pitched four innings in relief of starter David Herrmann to get the win. Reister allowed two earned runs on five hits and struck out three.

Wabash scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth in Sunday’s 4-3 second game to edge Hanover fo the series win.

Shine went 3-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored while Sizemore had a double to lead the Panthers. David Blanco took the loss in relief after allowing one run on four hits in three innings with three strikeouts and a walk.

Hanover (9-3) visits Transylvania (Ky.) on Tuesday.



Softball swept 10-4, 7-6 by Capital in home opener

Hanover’s softball team suffered a doubleheader sweep at the hands of visiting Capital (Ohio) Saturday in the Panthers’ home opener.

Hanover lost the first game 10-4 before dropping the finale 7-6.

Tori Luster was 3-for-3 with her first home run of the season and two RBIs to lead Hanover in game one. Mikayla Poe also hit a homer — her second of the year — and added a single.

Sydney Griffin (3-3) took the loss after allowing eight earned runs on eight hits in four innings with four strikeouts and three walks.

Hanover scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run on second only to fall a run short in the second game.

Luster went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and Ashleigh Donnell was3-for-4 with a run scored for Hanover. Allison Wiseman and Lillian Hughes each added doubles.

Anna Phillippe (2-2) allowed seven runs — six earned — on 12 hits in five and two-thirds innings and took the loss. She struck out one and did not walk a batter.

Hanover (7-5) visits Marian for two games on Wednesday.

Hanover’s women’s golf team placed 20th out of 23 teams at the very difficult Jekyll Island Collegiate event in Georgia over the weekend.

The Collegiate, a three-day event hosted by Oglethorpe (Ga.), featured 15 of the top 50 ranked teams in the nation. The Panthers shot a three-day total of 1,055 (357-334-364).

Maddie Cody, a freshman from Brownsburg, led Hanover with a 258 (90-81-87), placing 77th. Devan Smith, a freshman from Depauw, tied for 86th with a 264 (87-81-96). Allison Goodwin, a freshman from Lebanon, also placed in the top 90 with a total of 266 (86-91-89). Ellen Wuerch, a junior from Fortville, tied for 100th with a 273 (94-84-95) and Sam Pease, a sophomore from Cincinnati, tied for 103rd with a 276 (95-88-93).

New York University carded a 934 to win overall team honors. Kelly Ransom of Claremont Mudd Scripps, Sydney Berry of Berry, and Samantha Haubenstock of Washington (Mo.) tied for low-medalist honors with 230s.

Hanover’s next scheduled meet is on Tuesday, April 11 when the Panthers compete in the Big Four Classic at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indianapolis.