The Hanover College men’s soccer team held the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scoreless for more than 82 minutes until Engineers secured a victory with a late goal. The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match was held Saturday, Oct. 20, at the L.S. Ayres Athletic Complex.
A Mike Schiff free kick through traffic in the 83rd minute moved Hanover's record to 6-7-3overall and 2-4-1 in the HCAC.
While Hanover struggled to find scoring opportunities early, the squad created several opportunities to score late in the second half. The Panthers enjoyed an 8-2 shot margin in the second period and out-shot the Engineers, 9-7, in the match.
Sophomore Matt Flora (Scipio, Ind.), junior John Wittich (West Chester, Ohio), and freshman Joaquin Acuna (Santiago, Chile) led Hanover with two shots apiece.
Sophomore goalkeeper Trevor Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio) directed the defensive battle, collecting two saves in the loss.
With the win, Rose-Hulman raised its record to 10-4-3 overall and 6-0-1in the HCAC.
Published Saturday, October 20, 2012