Freshman forward Anna Cornacchione (Cincinnati, Ohio) and junior forward Tricia Walsh (Amelia, Ohio) each scored goals as Hanover College’s women’s soccer team held off Earlham College, 2-1, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tilt.
The victory raised Hanover’s record to 10-1-2 overall, marking the fifth consecutive season - and sixth time in school history - the Panthers have reached double-digit wins. The squad is unbeaten in its last eight matches (6-0-2).
Hanover claimed the lead in the 32nd minute when Cornacchione fired from just outside the 18-yard box into the upper-right corner of the net. Sophomore midfielder Sirena Isadore (Cincinnati, Ohio) fed the goal with a pass from midfield.
The tally was Cornacchione’s team-leading sixth of the season.
The Panthers' lead increased to 2-0 late in the 74th minute. Freshman forward Elaine Simpson (Lexington, Ky.) drilled a shot from close range off Earlham keeper Annie Frodeman. Walsh converted the deflection from inside the six-yard box for her fourth goal of the season.
Earlham (1-8-2; 0-3-1 HCAC) cut the deficit in half with fewer than seven minutes to play. Frodeman, brought out of net, landed a header from the center of the box off a corner kick to pull the Quakers within 2-1 in the 84th minute.
Hanover finished with a 21-4 advantage in shots, including a 14-2 cushion in shots on goal. Sophomore forward Rachel Alvis (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the effort with five shots.
Published Wednesday, October 16, 2013