HANOVER, Ind. – The men's soccer team used a two goal second half outburst to defeat Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Earlham on Saturday afternoon, 2-0.
The Panthers (5-5-1 overall, 2-1-0 HCAC) finished the game with a game-high 22 shots, 10 of which were on frame. Leading the Blue and Red charge were sophomore Fellipe Busato (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and sophomore Sean Fleming (Louisville, Ky.) with one goal apiece.
After a scoreless first half, the Panthers cranked up the intensity as sophomore Evan Redmon (Louisville, Ky.) fired off a shot in the 48th minute that missed just high of frame.
Teammate sophomore Carlos Schryver (Sao Paulo, Brazil) looked to break the scoreless tie minutes later as he took a shot that was saved by the Quaker keeper.
The Panthers finally broke through the Earlham defense in the 76th minute as Fleming got a pass from Schyver following a corner kick that he headed for the go-ahead goal, 1-0.
The game's final dagger would come in the 88th minute of action as Busato played a cross from junior Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) for the insurance goal, 2-0.
Senior Chris Brashear (Hebron, Ky.) picked up the win in frame, improving to 2-1 overall on the year.
Hanover returns to action on Wednesday, October 16 as they play host to Rose-Hulman. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.