HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women's soccer team returns home this week for a pair of non-conference matches against DePauw (Ind.) and Sewanee (Tenn.).
The Panthers host DePauw in their home opener, beginning at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5. Hanover will then host Sewanee at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8.
OPENING WEEKEND RECAP: Hanover opened the 2018 season by going 1-1-0, falling in double overtime at Augustana (Ill.), 1-0, before earning a 2-1 triumph at Millikin (Ill.). Over the two-game stretch, HC outshot its opponents by a combined mark of 24-17, including an 11-9 edge on goal.
DÉJÀ VU?: Just as they did this fall, the Blue and Red dropped their opening game in 2017. Hanover responded last season though with four consecutive victories to improve to 4-1-0. The Panthers have started a similar path this season after picking up the win over Millikin last Sunday.
BOOTHBY, NOWLIN SCORE: Freshman Autumn Boothby (Mount Orab, Ohio) and junior Kayla Nowlin (Harrison, Ohio) each scored in the win over Millikin this past weekend, which are the Panthers lone two goals of the young season. Nowlin tallied the opening goal of the season to give HC a 1-0 lead in the first half and Boothby followed late in the second half with the first collegiate goal of her career.
HELPING HAND: The Panthers received assists on their two goals at Millikin as well. Junior Maisyn Garland (Rochester, Ill.) picked up just her second career assist, while freshman Olivia Shakun (Evansville, Ind.) logged the helper on the game-winning goal.
FIRST-YEAR STRONG IN GOAL: Freshman Amanda Carmosino (Noblesville, Ind.) debuted in net for the Panthers this past weekend, allowing just two goals in nearly 200 minutes of play. Carmosino's goal against average of 0.91 is the best mark among conference goalkeepers with at least 100 minutes of action. The freshman made a total of seven saves in the two weekend appearances.
SCOUTING DEPAUW: The Tigers are coming off a 4-12-0 season in 2017 and are 0-1-0 in 2018, after a 3-1 loss at Centre (Ky.). DePauw's lone goal of the season came from Sophia Silcox. Hanover and DePauw will be meeting for just the fifth time in the programs' histories, with the Tigers holdings a 3-1-0 edge. The Panthers though, defeated DePauw in the last meeting in 2015, 2-0.
SCOUTING SEWANEE: The second set of Tigers Hanover will face this week, Sewanee, enters Saturday's contest in search of their first win. Sewanee has started 0-1-1 this fall and finished last season with a 6-9-2 overall mark. The Panthers have faced the Tigers in each of the past two seasons, winning both matches, a 3-2, overtime decision at home in 2016 and 3-1 victory on the road in 2017.
UP NEXT: Two more matches appear on the schedule for next week, both of which see the Panthers traveling. Hanover will first head to St. Mary's (Ind.) for a 6 p.m. match Tuesday, Sept. 11, before trekking to Wittenberg at 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15.
Contact: Tyler Jester