Panthers hold off Earlham for 10th win

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.

Hanover vs. Earlham statistics