GREENWOOD, IN - The Franklin College women's soccer team won its second and third consecutive matches, defeating Spalding and Heidelberg last week. The Grizzlies (6-3, 0-0 HCAC) have won six of their last seven matches heading into the league schedule.
Senior forward Vanessa Benham (Needham, Ind./Franklin) scored a pair of goals in FC's 3-0 win at Spalding Wednesday evening.
In FC's 2-1 win over Heidelberg, junior forward Brandy Ramaj (Washington, Ind./H.S.) scored the game-winning goal in the 47th minute of play.
Franklin will open conference play at Earlham Saturday afternoon.
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Hanover claimed a win in its only action last week. The Panthers (7-1-1, 0-0 HCAC) earned a 9-0 win over St. Mary-of-the-Woods Saturday. The nine goals were the most scored by the Panthers since the 2000 season.
Junior forward Tricia Walsh (Amelia, Ohio/McNicholas) came off the bench to score one goal and add a career-high three assists to spark the Hanover offense in the win.
Hanover stands No. 3 in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA DIII Great Lakes Region rankings heading into conference play. The Panthers will open the HCAC slate at Manchester Saturday.
Transylvania improved to 5-2-1 on the season, defeating Ohio Northern on the road and tying Thomas More 1-1 in double overtime. The Pioneers stand No. 6 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA DII Great Lakes Region poll.
The Pioneers will face Wittenberg this evening before opening HCAC action at Anderson Saturday.
For a complete recap of Week 5 in HCAC Women's Soccer, click here