LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio) scored twice and assisted on another as the Hanover men's soccer team blanked Spalding (Ky.) 4-0 in a non-conference match-up Sunday afternoon.
The win is the fourth straight overall for the Panthers and the third consecutive shutout. Hanover, now 5-2-0 overall, has also won three straight over the Golden Eagles (3-5-0) and out-scored them 14-2 in those three contests.
Freshman Renato Yostsui (Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil) scored the first goal of his collegiate career just over 25 minutes into the match to give the Panthers a 1-0 advantage. Korfhagen had the assist, his first in a Hanover uniform.
The Red and Blue out-shot Spalding 6-2 in the opening period, but the score remained 1-0 at the intermission.
Korfhagen made it 2-0 less than a minute into the second half with his first goal, and then pushed the lead to 3-0 in the 54th minute with his second score to give him a team-leading five on the season. Senior Zach Barnes (Seymour, Ind.) was credited with his first assist of the year.
Senior Michael Dumaine (California, Ky.) capped the scoring in the 63rd minute as he became the 13th different player to score a goal for the Panthers in 2017.
Freshman Will Bedel (Walton, Ky.), the league's defensive player of the week last week, continued his strong play with his second straight complete-game shutout. Bedel stopped the only shot he faced as Hanover out-shot the Golden Eagles 13-6, and had a 2-1 edge in corner kicks.
The Panthers will play their final regular season, non-conference match Tuesday, Sept. 26 against Wilmington (Ohio). Start time is set for 7 p.m. in Wilmington, Ohio.
Contact: Mike Pritchard