HANOVER, Ind. – Men's soccer travels to Louisville, Ky. on Friday afternoon to take on Spalding University before welcoming Capital on Sunday. The Panthers enter the weekend 2-4 overall after falling to Ohio Wesleyan 2-1.
REVIEW: The Blue and Red enter the weekend looking to snap a three-game losing streak after falling to the Battling Bishops last Saturday. In the contest with OWU, Hanover tallied a game-high 17 shots, eight of which were on frame. Sophomore Leonardo Bottura (Taubate, Sao Paulo, Brazil) led the charge for the Panthers netting one goal on three shots. In frame, Senior Chris Brashear (Hebron, Ky.) played a huge role registering 80 minutes with two saves.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: As a team, Hanover has tallied nine goals on 74 shots, 38 of which were on frame. The Panthers have posted a .514 shot on goal percentage with seven assists. The Blue and Red are led this season by sophomore Luke Eppler (Evansville, Ind.) with three goals on 13 shots, including a game-winner. Junior Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) has posted a team-high six points with a team-best four assists and a goal.
SCOUTING SPALDING: The Golden Eagles are 6-2-1 overall after defeating Earlham, 7-0. In the contest with the Quakers, Kornell Hilliard led the way with a game-high three goals and seven shots. As a team, Spalding has netted 28 goals on 148 shots with a .189 shot percentage. Hilliard leads the charge for the Blue and Gold with nine goals and 22 points.
SCOUTING CAPITAL: The Crusaders enter the matchup 3-1-3 overall after tying Ohio Wesleyan 1-1. In the contest with the Battling Bishops, Capital had 14 shots, four of which were on frame. The team finished with a goal and one assist. Greg Knox led the attacking efforts with three shots, two of which landed on net. As a team, the Crusaders have seen six different players score goals with Collins, Spirk, and Woo leading the way at two goals apiece. Capital took 105 shots, 41 of which were on frame, posting a .390 shot on goal percentage.
UP NEXT: Hanover returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 5 as they open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action with Manchester.