McKay breaks two school records as Panthers win Hanover golf invitational
Monday, September 09, 2013 11:00 AM
Hanover junior golfer Brooke McKay set two school records and took medalist honors as the Panthers won the 2013 Hanover Invitational on Sunday.
Hanover shot a two-day team total of 650 to win the invitational, shooting six strokes better than second place Marian at 656.
Rose-Hulman finished in third place with a 666.
McKay shot a 76 on Saturday at Sunrise Golf Course in Madison before firing a 72 on Sunday at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, a score that set an 18-hole school record.
Her two-day total of 148 not only won the event but also gave McKay Hanover's 36-hole record.
Hanover's Brittany Gingerich also placed in the top 10, tying for ninth place overall with a two-day score of 166. Erika Shepherd fired a 166, tying for 13th and Sloane Hamilton shot a 176 to tie for 29th.
Devan Smith finished 33rd with a 178.
Other schools participating were: Franklin, fourth, 676; Transylvania, fifth, 702; Mount St. Joseph, sixth, 726; Anderson, sixth, 726; Manchester, eighth, 738; and Defiance, ninth, 837.
Hanover competes in the Centre Invitational on Thursday.
Women's soccer now 4-0
Hanover's women's soccer remained unbeaten with a pair of wins at home over the weekend.
On Saturday, the Panthers defeated Wittenberg (Ohio) 2-1. On Sunday, Hanover scored back-to-back goals to edge Otterbein (Ohio), also by a 2-1 score.
Hanover scored 30 minutes into the first half of Saturday's match when Tricia Walsh put a header from Hannah Barker into the net.
The score would stay 1-0 until the 87:23 mark when a header from Wittenberg's Lindsay Janmey tied the game at 1-1.
With overtime as a strong possibility, the Panthers avoided extra time with late match heroics.
In the final seconds of the match, freshman Anna Cornacchione took a rebound off of Wittenberg goalie Maggie Grieser and launched a kick past the sprawled out keeper.
Cornacchione's first collegiate goal was a game winner as Hanover got the victory, 2-1.
Grieser, recorded eight saves for Wittenberg.
Karlee VanDerWeele spent the entire match in the net for Hanover, recording 10 saves.
On Sunday, Otterbein (1-3) scored just eight minutes into the match when forward Morgan Hendrickson headed a rebounded corner kick.
The two teams spent the next 32 minutes playing back and forth before the Panthers were finally able to break through with a goal right before halftime.
At the 40:44 mark, sophomore midfielder Sirena Isadore put a header into the net off an Ashley Turner corner kick, tying the game heading into intermission, 1-1.
The go-ahead goal for the Panthers came at 73:59.
Taking advantage of a blocked shot, freshman Chandler Turner booted the ball off the top of the left post, scoring her first career goal and giving Hanover the eventual 2-1 win.
Hanover (4-0) travels to Centre (Ky.) on Wednesday.
Harriers run in Kiwanis
Hanover College cross country played host to the Madison Kiwanis Invitational on Saturday morning.
In the women's portion of the meet, the Panthers placed two runners inside the top 20 to finish third with 106 points.
Otterbein (Ohio) won the invitational with 35 points. Wisconsin-Stevens Point finished second with 41 points.
Junior Claire Hinshaw used a personal-best course time of 20:05.3 to finish eighth overall and receive all-meet honors to lead Hanover. Freshman Cami Trachtman also was named to the all-meet team, placing 15th in a time of 20:35.5.
Other Hanover scorers were: Rachel Smith, 21st, 20:44.4; Mailika States, 36th, 21:22.8; and Nikki Lewis, 45th, 21:53.3.
In the men's portion of the meet, the Panthers finished 10th while North Central (Ill.), the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III, won the meet with 19 points.
Freshman Frank Baracani-Thomas led Hanover, placing 54th overall in a time of 28:48.2. The meet was his debut on an eight-kilometer course.
Other Panther scorers were: Jake Halley, 66th, 29:20.5; Drew Elston, 67th, 29:22.5; Logan Wells, 29:23.4; and Brendan Kelly, 69th, 29:26.7.
Hanover returns to action on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Indiana Intercollegiates in Bloomington.
Volleyball splits twinbill
Hanover volleyball split a doubleheader on Saturday inside Collier Arena.
In the morning match, the Panthers dealt Spalding (Ky.) its first loss of the season in three straight sets, 25-18, 25-19, 25-3.
Freshman Rachel Hasewinkel collected nine kills and five digs in the match for Hanover. Kyle Justus and Madison native Maddie Hartman combined for 23 digs. Hartman also added two service aces.
Sophomore Maggie Huffer totaled four blocks.
The Panthers hung tough in their second match of the day, but ultimately loss to Centre (Ky.) 3-1. The Colonels won the first set 25-18 before Hanover came back to win the second set 25-16.
The two teams battled back and forth in the third and fourth sets before Centre clawed out wins, 27-25 and 30-28.
Hasewinkel collected 17 kills and 13 digs in the second match. Rachel Regenaur went for 11 kills and three blocks. Alli Deaton and Shelby Hart combined for 45 assists while Justice and Hartman each totaled 20 digs.
Hanover (3-4) competes in the Mount Union (Ohio) Classic on Friday and Saturday.
Men fall at soccer showcase
Hanover men's soccer concluded the Transylvania Showcase on Saturday, dropping a 2-1 match to Covenant (Ga.) on Saturday.
The two teams played a scoreless first half before Covenant (2-1-1), connected on two-straight goals in the second half.
At the 57:58 mark, Noah Wiersema found Alex Lupinek for a score and Gordon Carpenter's pass found Matt Hudnut at 86:33 to give Covenant a 2-0 lead with four minutes to play.
Hanover cut the lead in half 24 seconds later. Austin Bush's pass to John Wittich converted into a goal as the Panthers trailed, 2-1.
Despite the quick goal, Covenant held off anymore comeback attempts for the rest of the match.
Covenant outshot Hanover, 15-7. Of the 15 shots, eight were shots on goal. Panther goalie Trevor Korfhagen recorded six saves.
Hanover (1-2-0) hosts DePauw on Wednesday.