Hanover College’s women’s soccer team reeled off six unanswered goals to rally for a 6-1 victory in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tilt against Franklin College.
Freshmen forwards Anna Cornacchione (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Elaine Simpson (Lexington, Ky.) each tallied a goal and an assist to power the Panthers, which had six different players score.
The victory is Hanover’s 16th in a row against Franklin and marks the Panthers’ largest margin of victory in the series since a 5-0 win during the 2009 campaign.
Franklin (8-9; 2-6 HCAC) jumped out to a 1-0 lead early in the 14th minute when Natalie Scott converted during a breakaway rush to the net.
Hanover (14-1-2; 7-0-1 HCAC) countered eight minutes later.
Sophomore forward Rachel Alvis (Cincinnati, Ohio) converted a pass from Simpson into the left corner of the net for her fourth goal of the season.
The Panthers grabbed the lead when freshman forward Chandler Turner (Indianapolis, Ind.) had back-to-back attempts midway through the 27th minute, eventually deflecting her first shot into the net.
Hanover’s lead climbed to 3-1 in the 31st minute as freshman midfielder Rebecca Tumlin (Harrison, Ohio) planted a cross from Cornacchione into the net for her second goal of the season.
The Panthers secured some breathing room with a pair of goals in a two-minute span early in the second half.
In the 57th minute, Simpson punched her fifth goal of the season into the net from just inside the six-yard box after taking a pass from junior forward Erin Hancock (Amelia, Ohio).
Cornacchione nudged the margin to 5-1 in the 59th minute with a blast across the 18-yard box into the right corner. The goal is her team-leading 10th of the season.
Sophomore midfielder Autry Graham (Versailles, Ky.) capped Hanover’s scoring early in the 80th minute. Graham chucked a cross from senior back Chloe Hutchinson (Louisville, Ky.) into the net for her third goal of the season.
The Panthers earned a 29-4 advantage in shots, including a 15-1 margin in the second half. The squad had 17 shots on goal, while Franklin tallied three.
Published Tuesday, October 29, 2013