Cornacchione, Simpson spark win at MSJ

Freshmen forwards Anna Cornacchione (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Elaine Simpson (Lexington, Ky.) scored two goals apiece to spark Hanover College’s women’s soccer team to a 4-1 victory against the College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) in Delhi, Ohio.

Hanover, unbeaten in its last 10 outings (8-0-2), raised its record to 12-1-2 overall this season. The Panthers improve to 5-0-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and maintain a grip on first place in the league standings with three matches left in the regular season.

Cornacchione scored just six minutes into the contest off an assist from sophomore midfielder Autry Graham (Versailles, Ky.). Simpson hit the back of the net in the 26th minute off a pass from sophomore midfielder Sirena Isadore (Cincinnati, Ohio) to increase the margin to 2-0.

Mount St. Joseph (4-11-1; 3-3 HCAC) cut the deficit in half with an unassisted goal by Victoria Heflin in the 54th minute.

Cornacchione countered in the 77th minute after an assist from senior back Chloe Hutchinson (Louisville, Ky.).

Simpson added the final goal just two minutes later to cap the scoring.

Cornacchione leads Hanover with nine goals this season. Simpson is second on the squad with four goals. The duo has scored eight of the Panthers’ last 10 goals.

Hanover had 28 shots, including an 18-3 advantage in the first half. The Panthers' defense, meanwhile, limited the Lions to just seven shots.

Sophomore goaltender Morgan Cole (Mason, Ohio) turned away four of Mount St. Joseph’s attempts.

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