HANOVER, Ind. – Sophomore Maisyn Garland's (Rochester, Ill.) first-half goal was all that was needed as the Hanover women's soccer team defeated Anderson 1-0 Saturday afternoon.
With the win, the Panthers improve to 8-3-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, while the Ravens fall to 7-2-1 overall and 2-1-0 in league play.
Hanover was in control for much of the match and had opportunities, but hit the post twice in the first half.
With just over 10 minutes to play in the opening period, Garland beat the Anderson keeper for the lone goal of the match, and her fourth of the season. The score was also her second game-winner of 2017.
The Ravens had the ball down near the Hanover goal toward the end of the contest, but were unable to get off any shot attempts.
Sophomore Bandi Brock (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the team with five shots with one on goal, and junior Shannon Hawkins (Carmel, Ind.) had three shots, including two on goal.
The Panthers had an 11-3 advantage in shots in the first half, and finished the day with 16 more shots (21-5) than the Ravens. In only her second start of her collegiate career, freshman Charlotte Verbanic (Columbus, Ind.) picked up her second shutout victory in goal. The first-year keeper stopped both shots she faced.
Hanover will next travel to Lexington, Ky. Wednesday, Oct. 11 for an HCAC contest against Transylvania (Ky.). Start time is set for 7 p.m. at the Transylvania Athletics Complex.
Contact: Mike Pritchard