Panthers come up short in 2-1 loss at Wilmington

Renato Yostsui shields ball from defender

WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Hanover men's soccer team was unable to rally from a two-goal deficit as the Panthers fell 2-1 to Wilmington (Ohio) Tuesday evening to snap their four-match winning streak.

The Quakers (6-3-1) scored first when Niklas Martensson scored an unassisted goal in the 19th minute for a 1-0 lead.

The lead grew to 2-0 on an own goal just over 32 minutes into the contest and would stay that way into halftime.

Junior Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio) cut the lead in half with his sixth goal of the season in the 71st minute to give him at least one goal in five of the last six matches, but it would be the only goal the Panthers would score on the night.

Hanover had its chances throughout the contest with a 15-8 advantage in shots and an 11-6 lead in corner kicks, but the Panthers were only able to beat the Quaker's keeper once.

Freshman Will Bedel (Walton, Ky.) took the loss in goal. His streak of three straight matches without allowing a goal came to an end. Bedel made two saves in the defeat.

Hanover, now 5-3 overall, will open its 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference season Saturday, Sept. 30 against Manchester. Start time is set for 3:30 p.m. in North Manchester, Ind.

Contact: Mike Pritchard