OT goal by Eldridge keeps Panthers perfect

Hanover College men’s soccer needed an extra period, but remained perfect in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, defeating Anderson University, 1-0. With the win, the Panthers remain tied for first in the Heartland Conference with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Earlham College.

Hanover improved to 7-5-1 overall and 3-0 in the HCAC in a tight match-up that saw 24 total fouls. The Ravens fell to 4-9 overall and 0-3 in the league.

The Panthers controlled the offensive tempo most of the match, holding a 21-9 advantage in shots taken, but failed to find the net in regulation.

Hanover also had 10 corner kicks to three by Anderson.

With the score still knotted 0-0, senior forward John Wittich (West Chester, Ohio) found freshman forward Matthew Eldridge (Louisville, Ky.) for the game winner at the 96:54 mark.

Eldridge leads the Panthers with five goals this season.

Eldridge led Hanover's offensive attack with eight shots, with Wittich adding five.

Junior goalkeeper Trevor Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio) collected one save in the winning effort, while Anderson keeper Chris Maloney grabbed a game-high seven saves.

Hanover vs. Anderson statistics