Women’s soccer downed at Hanover, 1-0

Mel Johnson

HANOVER, Ind. – For the second straight game, Earlham College women's soccer came up short in a one-goal game as the Quakers fell to Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Hanover College, 1-0, in a heartbreaker at the HC Sports Complex.

The Quakers fell to 7-5-0 overall with the loss, 0-3-0 in the HCAC, while Hanover improved to 6-4-1 and remained undefeated in the league with a 3-0-0 mark.

Earlham successfully weathered an opening 45 minutes where it was regularly tested by Hanover, with the Panthers outshooting the Quakers, 10-4, and having five corner kick opportunities to Earlham's one.

Hanover finally solved Earlham keeper Mel Johnson in the 62nd minute, when the Panthers' Kelsey Hughes found the back of the Quakers' goal with an unassisted score.

The Panthers limited the Quakers' offensive chances over the remainder of the way, and finished with a 25-5 advantage in total shots.

Johnson finished the game with 14 saves, while Hanover keeper Amanda Carmosino was credited with three saves on the day.

Earlham women's soccer continues HCAC competition on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Bluffton University. Game time is 3:30 p.m.