HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover College women's soccer team will look to continue their winning ways into the postseason as they welcome Franklin to campus on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for the semifinal round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Panthers and Grizzlies will square off at 2 p.m. The victor advances to play the winner between Rose-Hulman and Mt. St. Joseph. If the Panthers were to advance, the championship game is slated for Saturday, Nov. 9.
The Blue and Red are 10-5-2 overall on the year with a 7-1-1 mark in the HCAC.
PANTHERS IN THE PAST: In the conference tournament, Hanover has been proficient in recent history, winning four championships since 2013 and advancing to the championship game six of the last seven seasons. On two occasions, in 2013 and 2016, the Panthers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III National Tournament. Last season, the Blue and Red fell to Mt. St. Joseph 3-0 in the championship game.
BOOTHBY ON THE ATTACK: Sophomore Autumn Boothby (Mount Orab, Ohio) currently paces the Hanover offense in goals and points, with 11 and 25 respectively ranking her among the best in the HCAC. Joining her among the team-best are sophomores Kelsey Hughes (Noblesville, Ind.) and Anna Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio) with five goals apiece. Boothby has been a major threat to close out the season, scoring in four of the last six games including a two-goal outburst in the team's final regular season contest.
CARMOSINO KEEPS NET: Sophomore Amanda Carmosino (Noblesville, Ind.) has anchored the frame this fall, producing the second highest goal-against average in the league (1.03) while placing similarly in goals against (16) and saves (88). She most recently posted a nine-stop effort in a 3-0 shutout of Mt. St. Joseph.
BROCK PROVIDING HELPERS: Senior Brandi Brock (Cincinnati, Ohio) currently paces the Blue and Red offense in assists with four. She currently has 12 points, two game-winners and 45 shots. Boothbay, Hughes and senior Abby Howes (Terre Haute, Ind.) have added a three dime-effort.
SCOUTING FRANKLIN: The Franklin College Grizzlies finished 7-11-1 on their regular season campaign including a 7-2-0 record in the HCAC. Since the teams 5-0 loss at Rose-Hulman, the Grizzlies have posted three consecutive shutouts, notably a 1-0 double overtime win of Earlham.