Scoreless draw secures women's soccer a spot in HCAC Tournament

Abby Shroyer directing traffic before kick

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Hanover women's soccer team concluded its regular season Saturday afternoon with a scoreless draw at Rose-Hulman.

With the tie, the Panthers are 12-4-1 overall, while finishing HCAC regular season play at 6-2-1. The draw was good enough to secure a spot for the Blue and Red in next week's HCAC Tournament.

Hanover was outshot 8-7 during the 110-minute match, including 3-2 in the two, 10 minute extra sessions. Freshman net minder, Katie Perry (Indianapolis, Ind.) was called on to make two saves during extra time, as she and classmate Charlotte Verbanic (Columbus, Ind.) made a total of three stops in the shutout.

Senior Katie Workman (Lexington, Ky.) and sophomore Kiki Crone (Indianapolis, Ind.) recorded HC's shots in overtime, with Workman's attempt being saved in the 92nd minute. Seven different players recorded a shot for the Blue and Red, as Workman and sophomore Maisyn Garland (Rochester, Ill.) logged the only two on goal.

The Panthers recorded three corner kicks in each half, plus an additional attempt in extra time to hold a 7-2 edge in the match. Both of the Engineers' (7-9-2, 4-3-2 HCAC) corner kicks came in the final 20 minutes of play.

Hanover's last draw came in a contest at Transylvania on Oct. 9, 2013, as the Panthers and Pioneers finished in a 1-1 stalemate. The last time HC was a part of a scoreless draw was earlier in the 2013 campaign, on Sept. 18, when the team hosted Thomas More (Ky.).

The Blue and Red finished the regular season with the third best point total in the HCAC standings and will travel to face Mt. St. Joseph in the HCAC Tournament semifinals at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1. Hanover has won four consecutive HCAC Tournaments, earning the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA National Tournament each time.

Contact: Tyler Jester