Men's soccer hosts Manchester to start off conference play

Myles Joseph

Written by Sports Information Student Intern, Cameron Rogers

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men's soccer team will look to continue the momentum gained this past weekend as they kick off conference play.

The Panthers will host Manchester at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29.

WEEKEND RECAP: The Blue and Red picked up an overtime win against Otterbein (Ohio) over the weekend. Senior Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio) found the back of the net just a minute and 49 seconds into the first overtime period.

Korfhagen now has eight goals and is the leader in the HCAC with 16 points. The senior striker is ranked nationally in game winners (13th), total goals (21st), and total points (39th).  

The Panthers made a change at goalkeeper giving sophomore Aaron Stocksdale (Louisville, Ky.) his first collegiate start. Stocksdale also recorded a shutout against the Cardinals. 121 of his 142 career minutes have come this fall.

Hanover is now 3-5-0 as they head into conference play.

SCOUTING MANCHESTER: Manchester comes into the match at 2-5-1 after falling to Grace (Ind.) 2-1 in overtime. Sophomore striker Josh Gonzalez comes into the competition with five goals and three assist, adding to a total of 13 points. Gonzalez was named United Soccer Coaches National Player of the Week on Sept. 13.

Last year, the Spartans were 10-9-0 overall, including a 1-0 loss to the Panthers. Then senior Michael Dumaine scored the game winner in overtime. Since 2013, the Panther have won four out of the five match ups against the Spartans including the last three.

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