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Men's lacrosse falls in ORLC Semifinal, 10-8

HANOVER, Ind. – The season came to an end for Hanover’s men’s lacrosse team as they dropped an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference semifinal match, 10-8, to Washington & Jefferson at Alumni Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Despite winning 16 of the 21 face-off attempts and holding an 18-17 advantage in shots on goal, the Panthers were outscored in three of the four quarters.

Hanover committed 27 turnovers to the Presidents’ 18, while W&J also held a 38-30 edge in overall shot attempts.

Joseph DeLeo (Waterford, Mich.) and Chad Szczublewski (La Grange, Ky.) each posted three points in the loss, as both recorded two goals and one assist.

Nick Groves (Fishers, Ind.) added two goals in the contest as well. Sam Green (Beaumaris, Australia) won all 16 face-off attempts for Hanover, and recorded a team high 12 ground balls.

It was Hanover that took the first lead of the game, as Szczublewski scored just 49 seconds into the opening period off a pass from Dakota Kwasney (Port Washington, Wis.) for the 1-0 advantage.

The Presidents responded with three of the final four goals in the first quarter to take a 3-2 lead after the first 15 minutes. The Panthers received their second goal from Brock Warner (Greenwood, Ind.), with the assist going to DeLeo at the 2:25 mark.

In the second quarter, W&J again outscored the Blue and Red by a count of 3-2. Hanover scored back-to-back goals at 10:14 and 7:38 of the second quarter. Szczublewski’s second score of the half came first, and was followed by a Gage Hafl (Hamilton, Ohio) goal from Bret Schell (Dayton, Ohio).

After conceding the opening goal of the second half, HC scored four consecutive goals to take its first lead since the opening minute of the contest at 8-7. Groves scored both of his goals during the 4-0 run, with the later capping the spurt at the 4:12 mark of the third period.

DeLeo also added both of his goals during the run, one coming unassisted and the second off a pass from Szczublewski.

A late goal from W&J in the third quarter tied the contest at 8-8 heading into the final 15 minutes. In the fourth frame, the Presidents scored the only two goals at 8:26 and 6:12.

The Panthers ripped four shots at the W&J goal over the final six minutes, but could not find the back of the net, falling 10-8.

This was the second consecutive season that Hanover was defeated in the ORLC semifinals. The 5-2 conference mark for HC this season was its best in the conference’s two-year existence.

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Fogus named first team all-ORLC to highlight honors for women's lacrosse


GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Three Hanover College women’s lacrosse members received Ohio River Lacrosse Conference yearly awards on Wednesday afternoon.

Mallory Fogus (Grosse Ile, Mich.) was honored as an All-ORLC first team attacker. Fogus lead the team and ranked 13th in the ORLC this past season in goals with 30. She took 55 shots for a .545 shooting percentage, and also added eight assists. The sophomore collected 40 draw controls to compliment 22 ground balls. Fogus was also a second team All-ORLC selection in 2015.

Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.), a 2015 first team choice, received All-ORLC second team honors for her efforts on defense. The sophomore tallied 42 ground balls with 41 draw controls, both of which ranked among the top 15 in the conference and were team highs. Shroyer lead the team in the defensive effort, causing 22 turnovers to rank 10th in the conference.

The ORLC Sportsmanship Team saw Hannah Mundt (Prospect, Ky.) honored at the midfielder position. The freshman secured one goal and two assists in her offensive effort. Mundt captured 19 ground balls and caused nine turnovers on the defensive end for the Panthers.

Hanover finished its second season with a 5-11 record, 2-6 in the ORLC, finishing tied for sixth in the final standings.

Written by Sports Information Intern, David Gibson.

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Barrett garners first career HCAC player of the week award

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has recently announced that freshman Brent Barrett (New Palestine, Ind.) has been named as the conference’s player of the week for his performance.

In four matches dating back last Monday, April 25, Barrett helped guide the Panthers to a 3-1 finish overall and 2-0 mark in the conference. With the two conference wins, Hanover finished tied for second in the final HCAC standings, the team’s highest finish since 2010.

This is Barrett’s first career weekly award, as well as HC’s first player of the week honor since the 2013 season.

Barrett posted a 3-1 mark in both singles and doubles play over the past 10 days, including an unblemished 4-0 combined record in conference matches.

During the two HCAC matches, Barrett teamed with Alec Bates (New Albany, Ind.) at No. 3 doubles to win 8-1 and 8-2 over Anderson and Earlham respectively.

In singles action, the freshman was slotted at the No. 2 spot, winning in straight sets against Anderson 6-2, 7-5, and then added another straight set win over Earlham by a count of 6-1, 6-3.

On the season, Barrett leads the team in singles victories, posting a 15-5 mark, only competing in the top two spots. Barrett has also added a 10-7 record in doubles play.

The Panthers will compete as the No. 4 seed in the HCAC Tournament this weekend. Hanover will face off with fifth-seeded Franklin in the opening round at West Indy Racquet Club at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

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Meszaros homers in baseball loss

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Hanover College baseball team’s eight game winning streak came to an end on Tuesday evening, as the Panthers fell 5-3 on the road at Transylvania.

Hanover falls to 13-22 overall this season and 10-13 in the HCAC. With the win, the Pioneers now hold the longest active winning streak in the HCAC at five games, improving to 19-16 overall and 15-8 in the conference.

The Blue and Red recorded just five hits in the contest, two piece coming from Chris Ares (Versailles, Ky.) and Josh Meszaros (Loveland, Ohio). The two also combined to score all three HC runs.

After Meszaros led off the top of the third inning with a walk, he later scored on a single by Ares to tie the contest at 1-1.

Transylvania however, regained its lead in the bottom half of the third, scoring two runs on three hits. The Pioneers added two more runs in the sixth inning to go in front 5-1.

Meszaros ripped his first home run of the season in the top of the eighth inning. Later in the frame, Ares scored on a sacrifice fly from Chase Sizemore (Fishers, Ind.). The Panthers stranded two runners in the ninth however, falling 5-3.

Hanover will be back in action at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, as they welcome Franklin for a HCAC contest.

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Men's tennis ties for second in HCAC with Earlham win

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover College men’s tennis team finished its regular season with a 5-4 win over Earlham on Tuesday afternoon.

The Panthers (13-8, 6-2 HCAC) are arguably one of the hottest teams entering the conference tournament this weekend as they have won their last five HCAC matches and nine of their last 11 overall.

With the win, HC finishes in a three-way tie for second place in the conference regular season standings with Earlham (12-10, 6-2 HCAC) and Transylvania.

The victory for Hanover also gives them the most wins in a season, 13, dating back to as early as the 2000 season. The Panthers second place finish in the conference is also their best mark since the 2010 campaign.

The Blue and Red received two points apiece from Brent Barrett (New Palestine, Ind.) and Andrew Fox (Muncie, Ind.).

In doubles action, Hanover took an early advantage, winning two of the three matches. Barrett teamed with Alec Bates (New Albany, Ind.) to take No. 3 doubles 8-2. In the second slot, Fox and Drake Clohessy (Muncie, Ind.) won 8-5.

Singles play saw both sides take three matches each, with Hanover winning at No. 2, 3, and 4. Barrett took the No. 2 slot 6-1, 6-3 for his second point.

In the third spot, Fox won in straight sets 6-2, 6-0 for his second point of the match. Senior Reid Clark (Greenfield, Ind.) took No. 4 singles 6-1, 6-4, to record a point in his final home match of his career.

The HCAC has announced, through tie-breakers, the Panthers will be seeded in the fourth spot for the conference tournament this weekend. Hanover will face the fifth-seeded Franklin team at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, at the West Indy Racquet Club.


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Smith named freshman of the year as Panthers place third at HCAC Championship

WABASH, Ind. – Justin Smith (Indianapolis, Ind.) was named HCAC Freshman of the Year, and also to the All-HCAC team to lead the Hanover men’s golf team at the HCAC Championship this past weekend.

Smith, fired a four round score of 307 (77-73-82-75) en route to posting the lowest score among all freshmen competing in the conference championship. With his total, Smith placed eighth overall.

The tournament started last weekend with Hanover hosting the first and second rounds in Seymour, Ind. at Shadowood Golf Course. The final two rounds occurred this past Saturday and Sunday at Honeywell Golf Course.

After the opening two rounds, HC was in second place and trailed first-place Transylvania by just two strokes. With a team score of 602 over the weekend at Honeywell, the Panthers finished third as a team.

Including Smith, the Blue and Red placed four members in the top 10 overall. Johnny Vidal (Harrison, Ohio) placed ninth with a tournament score of 308 (75-78-80-75).

Travis Butte (Milan, Ind.) and Ben Hamilton (Henderson, Ky.) each shot 310, as the two tied for 10th place. Butte fired three rounds in the 70’s, recording scores of 76, 75, 81, and 78. Hamilton was the lone player in the field to score under par in round two as he finished with rounds of 80, 71, 80, and 79.

Tying for 20th overall, Tony Rogers (Indianapolis, Ind.) bookended rounds in the 70’s for a score of 319 (74-82-85-78).

Transylvania took home its 10th consecutive conference championship with a four round total of 1210. Mount St. Joseph followed at 1221, and Hanover rounded out the top three at 1228. Defiance and Rose-Hulman place fourth and fifth respectively.

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Men's tennis picks up split in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Hanover College men’s tennis team picked up a 9-0 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory against Anderson, before dropping a 9-0 contest to Marian (Ind.) on Saturday.

The Panthers have now won four consecutive conference matches, which includes three sweeps.

Andrew Fox (Muncie, Ind.) and Drake Clohessy (Muncie, Ind.) swept No. 3 doubles against Anderson (1-7, 1-6 HCAC), 8-0. At No. 2 doubles, Brent Barrett (New Palestine, Ind.) and Alec Bates (New Albany, Ind.) nearly matched them, winning 8-1.

Dakota Smith (Greenfield, Ind.) and Reid Clark (Greenfield, Ind.) made it a clean sweep in doubles action, taking No. 1 by a count of 8-5.

Singles play saw all doubles participants win in straight sets. Fox and Clohessy each won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 and No. 6 singles respectively.

In the fourth slot, Clark won 6-1, 6-0, and Bates took No. 5 singles by the same count.

The Panthers had won its last six matches before falling to Marian (16-9). Smith and Clark came close to picking up a point at No. 1 doubles, but drop the match 9-8.

All six members fell in singles action in straight sets against the Knights.

Both matches were played at the West Indy Racquet Club due to weather.

Hanover will return to action at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, as they conclude regular season play at home against Earlham.

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Four first-place finishes lead women's track at HCAC Championships

BLUFFTON, OHIO -- Four Panthers came away with Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference first place honors at the HCAC Conference Meet, hosted by Bluffton (Ohio) on Friday and Saturday.

The freshman pole vaulting duo of Emily Clancy (Columbus, Ind.) and Erin Trimpe (New Palestine, Ind.) tied for first place, respectively, at finishing heights of 3.10m (10’ 2”) to rack up 18 points for the Panthers.

Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) leaped in the long jump for a first place leap of 4.93m (16’ 2”) to claim yet another first place victory for the Panthers. The junior also took second in the triple jump with a distance of 10.73m (35’ 2”). Hubbard then went on to garner more points for HC with a leap of 1.44m (4’ 8.75”) in the high jump for a fourth place finish. She also took third in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.35 and also went on to tally more points, finishing fifth in the 400m hurdles in 1:12.05.

Senior thrower and Hanover College record holder, Ashlee Arbaugh (Findlay, Ohio) became another HCAC victor with her toss of 12.77m (41’ 10.75”) in the shot put to position herself atop the competition. Arbaugh also hurled the discus to a length of 36.15m (118’ 7”) for a fourth place performance in the event.

Two Panthers then swept the top two positions in the mid-distance events. During the 800m, the tag team of Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) and Kaleigh Debeck (Cromwell, Ind.) finished first and second, clocking in times of 2:21.95 and 2:26.13, respectively.

In the long distance events, Debeck (Cromwell, Ind.) took second in the 1500m, crossing the line in 4:54.18. Her classmate, Anni Titchenal (Lizton, Ind.), had a third-place finishing time of 11:58.89 in the 3000m steeplechase.

Another second place finish came with the 4x400m relay team, where they finished with a time of 4:16.65. The 4x100m relay team finished fifth in the field with a time of 52.42.

Hanover finished second in the meet with a total of 128.50 points. Manchester (Ind.) won the meet with a total of 147 points. Rose-Hulman, Franklin, and Transylvania rounded out the top five, respectively.

Written by Sports Information Intern, David Gibson.

Men's track takes third place at HCAC Outdoor Championships

BLUFFTON, OHIO -- The Hanover College men’s track & field team finished a program high third place during the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference meet hosted by the Beavers of Bluffton on Friday and Saturday.

Senior Joe Feldmann (Oregonia, Ohio) commanded his way to a first place finish in the 400m, clocking in a time of 49.01, a whole second ahead of the next finisher. His mark is a new school record topping Troy Durham's 2005 effort of 49.08 The Panther also finished fifth in the 200m in a time of 22.74.

His teammate, Darrell Payne (Indianapolis, Ind.), joined him on the podium for the 400m where the freshman took fifth in 50.94.

Another HCAC victory came from Joe Rector (Aurora, Ind.) during the 10000m run with his winning time of 31:51.88. Rector also doubled in the 5000m, where he came away with second place in 15:32.64.

Junior Jack Simon (Lexington, Ky.) qualified for the finals in the 800m where he finished in 2:07.46 for eighth place. Simon tallied more points in the 1500m with his fifth place time of 4:11.23.

Freshman Jacob Hendrick (Memphis, Ind.) positioned himself in seventh place in the 5000m along with Rector, crossing the line in 15:46.66.

In the 400m hurdles, Andrew Strong (Poland, Ind.) gained the Blue and Red more points with a time of 56.57. His time slotted him into fifth place.

Sophomore Jacob Sofronko (Ridgeville, Ind.) came away in the field with a fifth place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 43.65m (143’ 2”).

Junior Kevin Scholz (Cincinnati, Ohio) took third in the javelin with a heave of 44.93m (145’ 9”) and freshman Brock Kitchel (Sheridan, Ind.) leaped for a fifth place finish in the high jump with a height of 1.68m (5’ 6”).

The 4x100m relay featured the Panthers finishing in third with their blazing fast time of 43.39. Another third place finish came in the 4x400m, where the team clocked in a time of 4:16.65.

Hanover finished third in the meet with 73.33 points. Rose-Hulman (Ind.) won with a grand total of 350.33 points ahead of second place Anderson (Ind.) which gained 105 points. Manchester (Ind.) and host Bluffton (Ohio) rounded out the top five, respectively.

Written by Sports Information Intern, David Gibson.

Panthers drop regular-season finale at Saint Vincent

LATROBE, Pa. – Six different players scored, but Hanover’s men’s lacrosse team dropped its second consecutive Ohio River Lacrosse Conference game, closing the regular season with an 8-6 loss at Saint Vincent.

With the loss, Hanover falls to 7-8 overall and 5-2 in the ORLC, as they lock up the second seed in the conference’s postseason tournament. Saint Vincent improves to 7-7 overall and 4-3 in the conference.

Joseph DeLeo (Waterford, Mich.) and Brock Warner (Greenwood, Ind.) each logged one goal and one assist to lead the Panthers with two points apiece.

Stephen Farrow recorded five ground balls, while also forcing a team high three turnovers. Chad Szczublewski (La Grange, Ky.) tied Farrow for the team high in ground balls, also retrieving five.

The Bearcats opened the contest with the first three goals before a Warner score at the 5:20 mark of the first quarter made it 3-1 in favor of SVC.

Hanover scored the opening goal of the second period at 13:13 with a score from DeLeo. Nick Groves (Fishers, Ind.) then scored at the 6:34 mark and Szczublewski scored a man-up with just two seconds remaining in the half as the Panthers trailed 6-4.

Al Alessia (Crown Point, Ind.) scored in the third quarter with 6:36 remaining to cut the deficit to 7-5. Farrow added a goal with 8:37 left in the fourth quarter to close the gap to one, but a late SVC goal made it 8-6.

In a physical contest, there were 11 penalties, three from HC and eight for the Bearcats. Saint Vincent held a slight advantage in shots at 34-31 as each side also won nine face offs.

Hanover will host Washington & Jefferson in the semi-final round of the ORLC tournament at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4.

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