INDIANAPOLIS – For the second consecutive week, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has named Hanover senior Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio) as its top offensive men's soccer player.
Korfhagen picked up his first weekly conference award last week, which was highlighted by a hat trick performance against Wilmington. The senior only tallied one goal this week, but it was an important one, as his score came in overtime at Otterbein (Ohio) this past Sunday.
With the match tied at 0-0 against the Cardinals, who were ranked No. 11 in the United Soccer Coaches national preseason poll, Korfhagen received a pass near midfield in the 92nd minute. The senior proceeded to dribble through the Otterbein defense for nearly 50 yards before firing a shot below the goalkeeper, finishing in the bottom left corner of the net.
With the goal, Korfgahen improved his conference-leading statistical numbers to eight goals, 16 total points and three game-winners. Korfhagen is also ranked 13th and 20th nationally in game-winning goals, three, and goals per game, 1.00.
The win over Otterbein snapped a brief, two-game losing skid for HC and improved the team to 3-5-0 this fall.
The Panthers will open conference play this week, when they host Manchester for a 1 p.m. match, Saturday, Sept. 29.
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