Panthers' weekend road trip concludes with loss at Ohio Wesleyan

Evan Redmon

DELAWARE, Ohio – Senior Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio) scored in his third straight match but the Hanover men's soccer team suffered a 2-1 setback at Ohio Wesleyan Saturday evening.

Korfhagen, who has four goals over his last three appearances, was recognized with all-tournament honors at the Fred Myers-Adidas Challenge this weekend. Freshman defenseman, Evan Redmon (Louisville, Ky.), was also named to the all-tournament team.

The Panthers (1-3-0) were the aggressors early, logging the match's first two shots over the opening 10 minutes of play. Ohio Wesleyan (3-0-0) though, turned up the pressure, recording five the of next six shot attempts, leading to a 1-0 scoreboard advantage at 19:00.

Sophomore Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) tried to tie the match in the 25th minute but his shot would be turned away by the Battling Bishops' goalkeeper. Classmate Will Bedel (Walton, Ky.) would be called on down at the other end of the pitch, making one of his two first half saves in the 34th minute. Hanover trailed 1-0 at the intermission.

Ohio Wesleyan added to its lead in the 56th minute, going up 2-0. The lone Panther score followed in the 71st minute, as Korfhagen ripped in an attempt from 15 yards out. Hughes picked up his second assist of the season on the goal.

Looking for the tying score, both Korfhagen and Hughes would get off shots late, but each try would finish wide of the net.

The Panthers will look to rebound from the loss when they host Wilmington (Ohio) for a 5 p.m. match Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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