GREENWOOD, IN - Hanover College improved to 3-0 in conference action following a pair of wins last week. The Panthers (9-3, 3-0 HCAC) shutout Earlham 7-0 on Tuesday and beat Manchester 4-1 Saturday afternoon.
Sophomore forward Anna Cornacchione (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) scored five goals during the week to lead the Hanover offense.
Cornacchione registered her second career hat trick to lead Hanover over Earlham (4-7-1, 1-2 HCAC). The sophomore added two more goals in a 4-1 win over Manchester Saturday.
The Panthers have outscored their opponents 22-1 during their three conference wins this season.
Hanover is set to face Mount St. Joseph and Anderson on the road this week.
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Franklin College (7-2-2, 3-0 HCAC) also went 2-0 during conference play last week. The Grizzlies slipped past Transylvania (2-11, 0-3 HCAC) 2-1 and blanked Defiance (2-11, 0-3 HCAC) 4-0 to keep pace with rival Hanover. Freshman forward Clare Lenart (Seymour, Ind./H.S.) scored a goal and added two assists during the two victories.
Anderson University (7-4-1, 2-0-1 HCAC) remained unbeaten in conference play following a win and a tie last week. The Ravens tied Bluffton (3-8-1, 0-2-1 HCAC) 1-1 after a pair of overtimes and beat Mount St. Joseph 1-0 on a goal from Taylor Hurley (Maryville, Tenn./Christian School).
Rose-Hulman (8-3, 2-1 HCAC) and Manchester (5-7, 2-1 HCAC) each earned a split to improve to 2-1 in conference action. The Engineers bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Mount St. Joseph (4-8, 1-2 HCAC) to beat Transylvania 2-1 Saturday. Manchester opened the week with a 3-0 win over Defiance before falling at Hanover.
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