HANOVER, Ind. – Despite a strong second half full of scoring opportunities, the Hanover men's soccer team suffered its first setback during HCAC play, falling at home to No. 20 Transylvania (Ky.) Wednesday afternoon, 2-0.
The Panthers (8-4-0, 3-1-0 HCAC) controlled possession for much of the second 45-minute session, but their 6-5 shot advantage was not enough to find the back of the net.
Overall, Hanover registered nine shots in the match, as three players tied for the team high with two attempts. Senior Thomas Doering (Lexington, Ky.) had two shots in the match, as one of his two tries was on goal. Logging the only other shot on goal for HC was junior Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio).
After a scoreless stalemate over the first 19 minutes of action, the Pioneers (11-0-0, 4-0-0 HCAC) found the back of the net at the 19:09 mark, as Charlie Wend scored his of two goals Wednesday. Transylvania took its 1-0 advantage into the intermission.
The Blue and Red looked to attack throughout the second half, as they tried to find the equalizer. Hanover had the match's final five corner kicks, all coming over the final 15 minutes of play.
Hanover's final shot attempt from freshman Renato Yostsui (Sao Jose Do Rio Prento, Brazil) came in the 84th minute, but his try was blocked by a Transy field defender.
Transylvania then added to its lead in the 88th minute. The Pioneers broke out from the backend with Wend beating Hanover goalkeeper Will Bedel (Walton, Ky.) on the left side, as Bedel was forced to charge out from the goal line.
The Panthers will look to bounce back Saturday, Oct. 14, as they travel to face Bluffton for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
Contact: Tyler Jester