GOAL: Hanover’s Justin Winkler (2) raises his arms to celebrate a goal as Milwaukee School of Engineering goalie Zachary Markell (23) lies on the ground after diving in vain to stop the shot late in the Panthers’ 19-8 win over MSOE Saturday at L.S. Ayres Field. The Panthers’ Nick Hermes (16) set a school record with seven assists in the win. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell/mcampbell@madisoncourier.com)
GOAL: Hanover’s Justin Winkler (2) raises his arms to celebrate a goal as Milwaukee School of Engineering goalie Zachary Markell (23) lies on the ground after diving in vain to stop the shot late in the Panthers’ 19-8 win over MSOE Saturday at L.S. Ayres Field. The Panthers’ Nick Hermes (16) set a school record with seven assists in the win. (Staff photo by Mark Campbell/mcampbell@madisoncourier.com)
Hanover College's men's lacrosse team evened its Midwest Lacrosse Conference record at 1-1 with a 19-8 win over the Milwaukee (Wis.) School of Engineering Saturday in Hanover.

Nick Hermes, a sophomore attacker from Grayslake, Ill., tallied a school-record seven assists in the win while sophomores Luke Karnick and Matt Weber scored five goals each.

Hanover (2-4) was relentless on offense, racking up a school-record 75 shots while out-shooting the Raiders 75-30 and scoring on 4-of-7 extra-man opportunities. Karnick led the blitz with 23 shots; Chris Baney, a junior attacker from Lexington, Ky., had 14; and Weber fired 12 balls at the net.

Hermes had all three of his goals and tallied three assists to help Hanover build what proved to be an insurmountable 9-3 lead at halftime. Karnick then scored three goals and Hermes added three more assists as the Panthers outscored Milwaukee 7-2 in the third period to seize control 16-5.

Hanover earned 24-of-31 face-offs and converted 31-of-34 clears.

Sophomore goalkeepers Addison Sears, of Louisville; Branden Geyer, of Centerville, Ohio; and Austin Czisny, of Gurnee, Ill.; split time in the Hanover goal with Sears and Czisny posting three saves each.

Hanover hosts Fontbonne (Mo.) Wednesday at L.S. Ayres Field.

Track posts 11 wins, two records

Hanover College men's and women's track and field teams scored 11 first-place finishes and set two school records at the College Mount St. Joseph Invitational on Friday in Delhi, Ohio.

Ashlee Arbaugh, a freshman from Van Buren, Ohio, broke her own school record in the shot put with a 12.01 meter throw. She also won the hammer in 39.95 meters and finished fourth in the discus at 32.52 meters.

Frannie Larson, a sophomore from LaGrange, Ky., broke a 20-year-old school record in the women's high jump with a 1.62-meter leap that topped Amanda Fritz's 1993 mark by .02 meters. Fritz's record previously had been tied with Julie Campbell's mark in the 100-meters as Hanover's longest-standing female records.

Hanover once again showed its strength in the hurdles as sophomore Jordan Moseby won the 100 meters in 15.81 and senior Lexi Vincz won the 400 meters by almost four full seconds with a time of 1:06.37.

Three Hanover women swept the distance events, led by Claire Hinshaw's win in the 1500-meter run in 5:17.56 while Rachel Smith's season-best time of 2:27.85 won the 800 meters and Mackenzie Dye finished nearly a minute ahead of her closest competitor in the 5000 meters while posting the fifth-fastest time in Hanover history at 18:30.17.

Senior thrower Emily Boyd won the discus with a career-best 35.14-meter toss and sophomore Janet Schnurr took the javelin with a season-best toss of 30.39 meters.

Hanover's women scored 189 points to lead the field while NAIA opponent Campbellsville (Ky.) University was second just 27 points back.

Senior sprinter Andy Orem, of Princeton, and sophomore thrower Al Moreland, of Lawton, Mich., led Hanover's men to a fifth place finish behind NCAA Division II Notre Dame (Ohio), Defiance, Thomas More and host Mount St. Joseph.

Orem outsprinted the field to win his season-debut in the 400 meter hurdles in 56.77 and led off Hanover's second-place 4x400 meter relay team of Joe Feldman, Brendan Kelly and Jack Schoening in a season-best 3:30.35.

Moreland qualified for the javelin finals in second place and moved into the lead with a 47.39-meter heave in his second throw to win that event.

Three Hanover underclassmen distance runners turned in the best 5000-meter run performances in recent history. Freshman Ben Franke, of Seymour, led the way with a personal-record of 15:55.48 to place third; sophomore Logan Wells, of Scottsburg, packed with Franke for much of the race while posting a career-best of 16:08.62 in fourth place; and freshman Drew Elston, of Carmel, rounded out the distance performances with a 10th place 16:48.40 effort to complete a rigorous 1500-meter and 5000-meter double on Friday.

Baseball splits HCAC twinbill

Hanover College's baseball squad split a pair of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference games with Defiance (Ohio) College Saturday at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Hanover rallied from a six-run deficit to take the opener 11-7 and fought back from four runs down in the nightcap before falling 8-5.

Trailing 6-0, Hanover scored twice in the sixth to pull within 6-2 and trailed 7-3 after seven innings in the opener before stringing together five hits and an error to plate six runs and take a 9-7 lead in the eighth.

Sophomore third baseman Matt Newman led the rally with a two-run double to right-center.

Hanover, which was the visiting team throughout the series, then added two runs in the ninth for the final margin. Newman and junior second baseman Zach Shultz each had run-scoring singles.

The squads combined for 29 hits in the contest, including a season-high 16 by the Panthers (8-8, 1-2 HCAC). Newman was 3-for-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored and Kevin Sears was 3-for-5. Ryan Johns , Kolton Chapman and Cam Ginder had two hits each.

Rob Wohlschlaeger, a senior right-hander from Sheridan, got the win and improved to 3-1 with two innings of scoreless late-inning relief. He allowed two hits and fanned two.

Trailing 5-1 after six innings in the nightcap, Hanover rallied to knot the game 5-5 with four runs in the top of the seventh. However, Defiance (8-4, 2-1 HCAC) answered with three runs in the bottom of the eighth to seal the win.

Hanover managed a season-low five hits in the second game.

Newman knocked in three runs with a two-out, bases-loaded double to key the seventh-inning rally. Ginder and Johns also had doubles for the Panthers.

Clint Jones, a sophomore from Bloomington, took the loss after two and two-thirds innings of relief. Jones (0-2) gave up four hits and three earned runs.

Hanover is scheduled to visit Thomas More Tuesday.

Geary fires 77 at MSJ

Patric Geary, a sophomore from Clarksville, placed sixth out of 90 athletes to lead Hanover College's men's golf team at the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) Invitational on Saturday.

The tournament - limited to 18 holes by weather - was held at the Ashton Oaks Golf Club in North Bend, Ohio.

Geary carded a five-over 77 on the par-72, 6,665-yard course to pace Hanover, which totaled 335 strokes to finish eighth out of 13 schools.

Centre (Ky.) College won the event with a 298, host Mount St. Joseph was second at 313, and Davenport (Iowa) University placed third with a 314. Centre's Grant Bevins carded a 33-38 71 and was individual medalist.

Hanover's Robert Bader (85), a junior from Louisville, former Shawe Memorial standout Nico Mingione (86), a sophomore from Lexington, Ind., and Terry Smith (87), a junior from Peru, finished in a pack within two strokes of each other to place 51st, 54th and 57th, respectively.

The second round, scheduled for Sunday, was canceled due to deteriorating weather and the approaching winter storm.

Netters fall to Rose

Hanover's men's tennis team opened its 2013 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule with a 5-4 loss to visiting Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Saturday at the Zeddies Tennis Center on campus.

Rose-Hulman (2-5, 1-2 HCAC) won two of the three doubles matches before the squads split the six singles events.

Steven Gilliam, a senior from Fishers, Jordan Myers, a junior from Indianapolis, and Brian Clark, a sophomore from New Palestine, scored the three singles victories for Hanover (0-8, 0-1 HCAC).

Gilliam defeated Rose-Hulman's Ben Para 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, Clark bested Nate Moore 6-1, 7-6 (7-1) at No. 3, and Myers held off Ray Montgomery 6-0, 4-6, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

Gilliam paired with Andrew Nice, a freshman from Salem, for Hanover's lone doubles win, 8-6 over Moore and Matthew Conrad at No. 2 doubles.

Hanover is scheduled to host HCAC rival Mount St. Joseph Thursday.