WILMINGTON, Ohio – Freshman Chuck Moore's (Louisville, Ky.) first-half goal proved to be the game-winner as the Hanover men's soccer team earned its second win of the weekend with a 1-0 victory over Wittenberg (Ohio) on day two of the Wittenberg Kiwanis Classic.
The Panthers have now won three straight, including the last two by shutout, to improve to 4-2-0 overall. Wittenberg dropped its sixth match of the year and falls to 1-6-1 overall.
For the second straight day, Hanover controlled the action. Although the Panthers had 12-3 edge in shots in the opening period, they were unable to score until the 42nd minute when Moore, off an assist from senior Thomas Doering (Lexington, Ky.), beat the Tigers' keeper for what turned out to be the lone goal of the contest.
With the score, Moore became the fourth different Hanover player on the weekend to score his first collegiate goal, and the 11th different player this year to score at least one goal. Doering's assist was also his first of 2017.
The two teams combined for 15 first-half shots, but only eight in the second with the Panthers holding a 6-2 edge. Hanover also led in corner kicks 6-3 for the match. Freshman Will Bedel (Walton, Ky.) recorded the first shutout of his career. The first-year keeper stopped both shots he faced.
The Panthers will next travel to Louisville, Ky. Sunday, Sept. 24 for the first of four straight road matches. The non-conference contest is scheduled for a 4 p.m. start against Spalding.
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