Written by Sports Information Student Assistant, Jake Sipes-Salter
HANOVER, Ind. - In Senior Day action at Alumni Stadium Saturday, the Hanover women's lacrosse team secured a 20-2 victory over Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference rival Thomas More (Ky.).
Senior Rachel Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) led overall scoring, as she totaled eight points on a pair of goals and six assists. Classmate Hannah Mundt (Prospect, Ky.) had a personal-best three scores while co-leading the team in groundballs and caused turnovers, with five and three respectively. Senior Maria Cornacchione (Cincinnati, Ohio) had a quartet of grounders and a pair of forced giveaways, while fellow fourth-year Kori Lowes (Clarkston, Mich.) registered a draw control.
The Panthers, who have been the winners in two of the last three, advance to 5-8 overall with a 2-2 slate in the HCLC. The Saints fall to 1-6 with a 0-2 mark in league play.
Junior Laurel Atchison (Florence, Ky.) opened scoring with 28:28 in the first half as Davis dished her a setup. About four and a half minutes later, Davis assisted on a goal for junior Emma Boomershine (Louisville, Ky.) as HC took a 2-0 lead with 23:56 to go in the half. In just over one minute, the two squads traded goals, with Mundt cashing in on her second season score at the 22:49 mark.
Points were hard to come by for 15 minutes until Hanover went on a seven-goal run to close the half. Junior Sarah Todd (Columbus, Ohio) hit the back of the net on three occasions during the tear, while classmate Kinna Laymon (Fishers, Ind.) tallied two scores on the string. By halftime, the Blue and Red claimed a 10-2 advantage.
In the second half, the Panthers shut the Saints off the scoreboard while adding 10 more goals. Mundt and Laymon found the net twice in the frame to lead HC. Freshman Anne Breeding (Miamisburg, Ohio) had her second career score, while classmate Emily Christian (Louisville, Ky.) notched her first goal as Hanover closed the contest.
Laymon finished the afternoon having hit the back of the net four times, while Atchison and Todd each ended up with a trio. Todd led the Blue and Red with six draw controls, while Atchison added a pair of helpers. Defensively, junior Julia Long (Cincinnati, Ohio) corralled five grounders and stopped four shots in the net.
Hanover will next take the field for the first of a men's and women's doubleheader against HCLC rival Mount St. Joseph (Ohio), with action set for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 20.
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