Men's soccer stays unbeaten in HCAC with 3-1 victory over Franklin

Josh Hughes

Written by Sports Information Student Intern, Cameron Rogers

HANOVER, Ind. – Sophomore, Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) tallied an assist and a goal as the Hanover men's soccer team remained unbeaten in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference with a 3-1 victory over Franklin Wednesday afternoon.

Freshman, Patrick Rowe (Terre Haute, Ind.) started the first half scoring in the 18th minute by combining for a give and go with Hughes, giving Rowe his first collegiate goal. Just over a minute later, freshman Carlos Schryver (Sao Paulo, Brazil) whipped in a ball from a free kick, finding Hughes's head, making the score 2-0.

Right before half time, the Panthers (5-5-0, 2-0-0 HCAC) were able to find the back of the net again. Sophomore, Nicholas Ash (Louisville, Ky.) chalked up his first collegiate assist by striking the ball across the box, finding classmate Renato Yostsui (Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil) for the volley, giving Yostui his first goal of the season.

In the 73rd minute, the Grizzlies (2-9-0, 0-2-0 HCAC) were able take one back when forward Sam Stallsmith dribbled to the top of the 18 yard box and shot. This was just one of two shots on goal for Franklin.

Overall, the Panthers had a 14-2 advantage in corner kicks, a 40-4 edge in shots and a 22-2 advantage in shots on goal.

The Red and Blue will look to continue their win streak as they travel to play Earlham at 3:30p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6.

Contact: Tyler Jester