Written by Sports Information Student Intern, Cameron Rogers
HANOVER, Ind. – Sparks off the bench and strong defense help push Hanover men's soccer past Bluffton in a 4-0 victory.
Hanover found the back of the net in the 34th minute when sophomore Renato Yostsui (Sao Jose Do Rio Preto, Brazil) crossed in a ball from a free kick and found fellow Brazilian Carlos Schryver's (Sao Paulo, Brazil) head giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead. The Red and Blue struck again just five minutes before the first half ended when freshman Evan Redmon (Louisville, Ky.) dribbled to the top of the 18-yard box and slipped in classmate Luke Eppler (Evansville, Ind.) who hit it first time and found the side netting.
Yostsui was able dish out another assist in the 73rd minute when he connected with the head of junior Brady Gesenhues (Fort Thomas, Ky.) off a corner kick giving the Panthers a 3-0 advantage. Gesenhues added an assist to his name just three minutes later when he lofted a ball over the defense and found Eppler's head, giving the freshman striker his first collegiate brace.
Sophomore Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) led the offensive pressure by putting up six shots.
The strong trio of Ethan Miller (Breaux Bridge, La.), Myles Joseph (Lafayette, La.) and Will Bedel (Walton, Ky.) were able to lock down the Beavers (2-12-0, 1-4-0 HCAC) by only allowing one shot in the game.
Hanover is now 8-5-0 overall and 5-0-0 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Red and Blue are now on a six-game win streak and are the only undefeated team left in the conference.
The Panthers will be back in action at Transylvania at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Contact: Tyler Jester