Men's soccer looks to stay unbeaten in conference play with matches against Franklin and Earlham

Carlos Schryver

Written by Sports Information Student Intern, Cameron Rogers

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men's soccer team will look to extend its two game win streak as they host Franklin and travel to Earlham.

The Blue and Red will face off against the Grizzles at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 and the Quakers at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.

BREAKING THE ICE – Over the weekend, the Panthers kicked off their conference play against Manchester resulting in a 3-0 win. Freshman, Leonardo Bottura (Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil), got his first goal of his collegiate career 37 minutes into the first half off a pass from sophomore, Renato Yostsui (Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil).

The Blue and Red added two more goals in the second half. Sophomore, Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.), netted his first goal as a member of the Panthers off a pass from senior, Tanner Korfhagen (Cincinnati, Ohio). Less than 10 minutes later, Bottura secured the brace when he tapped in a cross from fellow freshman, Carlos Schryver (Sao Paulo, Brazil).

KORFHAGEN WATCH – The senior added another two points to his impressive stat line this season. Korfhagen now has eight goals and two assists, adding to a total of 18 points. The striker is leading the conference in total points, total goals, and game winning goals and is ranked in the top 50 nationally for each of these.

SCOUTING FRANKLIN – Franklin comes into the match up being 2-8-0 after losing their first conference game to Defiance, 2-1 in double overtime. The Grizzles have fallen short against the Panthers four out of the six previous matches including two ties. Last year, the Blue and Red won 5-0.

SCOUTING EARLHAM – Earlham is 1-7-0 coming off a loss to Mount St. Joseph, 3-2. The Quakers will face Transylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m., before facing the Panthers Saturday. Hanover has beat Earlham in the last five meetings, including a 1-0 win last year.

Contact: Tyler Jester