Queen City trio sparks fifth victory

Three players from Cincinnati, Ohio, scored goals to lead Hanover College’s women’s soccer team to a 3-0 triumph against Trine University, Sunday, Sept. 9, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.

Hanover, now 5-0 this season, was fueled by two key shots from long range and a penalty kick.

Freshman forward Rachel Alvis (Cincinnati, Ohio), whose unchallenged ball from straight outside the 18-yard box landed just under the crossbar, gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute. Freshman midfielder Sirena Isadore's (Cincinnati, Ohio) touch pass set up the score.

Senior back Shannon Grueter (Cincinnati, Ohio) looped a ball under the crossbar from more than 25 yards out in the 52nd minute to push the cushion to 2-0. Senior midfielder Kelly McRoberts (Louisville, Ky.) served the assist for Grueter's goal.

Isadore scored her first collegiate goal by converting a penalty kick in the 71st minute for the final margin.

Hanover had 27 shots, with nine on goal, and four corners. Alvis led the attack with seven shots, while Isadore fired four shots, including three on goal.

Trine, now 1-2-1 this season, attempted seven shots, with just one on goal. The Thunder had three corner kicks.

Senior Bethann Hancock (Lexington, Ky.) and freshman Morgan Cole (Mason, Ohio) combined for 90 scoreless minutes in the Panthers’ net.

Hancock worked into the 68th minute. Cole, who tallied a save, closed the match.

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