Record-breaking season for women's lacrosse ends in ORLC Semifinals

Team running off the field

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women's lacrosse team saw its 2018 season come to an end Friday afternoon, falling in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference tournament semifinals at Transylvania (Ky.), 26-2.

The Panthers scored both of their goals in the first half, but the two scores came after Transylvania (17-1) had opened the contest on a 10-0 scoring run. Senior Mallory Fogus (Grosse Ile, Mich.) put the Panthers on the board at the 19:40 mark of the first half, giving her a team high 49 goals this spring. Fogus finishes her four-year stint with career program records for goals (147) and total points (176).

Hanover's second goal came just over five minutes later, as sophomore Jillian Church (Goshen, Ky.) found the back of the net off a pass from classmate Meg Finn (Newburgh, Ind.). The Panthers though, still found themselves down by 10 goals and the Pioneer advantage would stay in double figures for the remainder of the contest.

Senior Amanda Mousa (Springboro, Ohio) also concluded her collegiate career Friday, making eight saves in goal. Mousa finishes the season with a .475 save percentage, which marks the second-best campaign of her career. The senior is also HC's all-time wins leader for net minders with 23.

Church, Fogus and sophomore Kinna Laymon (Fishers, Ind.) recorded the Panthers' only three shot attempts in the conference semifinal, logging one each. All three attempts did come on goal.

Defensively, Church picked up HC's lone caused turnover. Mousa, along with sophomore Tayia Davis (Fishers, Ind.) and freshman Charlotte Verbanic (Columbus, Ind.), each tallied two groundballs to lead the team.

The 2018 season was filled with record-breaking performances for the Blue and Red, including the single season overall and conference win totals. Hanover finishes the spring 11-7 overall after going 8-3 in ORLC regular season play. The Panthers have improved their overall win total in each of the program's now four years of existence.

Contact: Tyler Jester