Women's soccer falls 2-0 to Mount St. Joseph

Abby Howes dribbles ball

CINCINNATI, Ohio - For only the second time in the last 10 matches, the Hanover women's soccer team lost a match as the Panthers fell 2-0 on the road to Mount St. Joseph Wednesday evening.

The loss drops the Panthers to 12-4-0 overall and 6-2-0 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, while the Lions improve to 15-3-0 overall and 6-2-0 in league play.

Mount St. Joseph controlled the action in the first half with a 9-0 advantage in shots, but was unable to score in the first 40 minutes. That changed when Jodie Weimer, off an assist from Lindsey Potzick, scored at the 40:29 mark in the opening period to give the Lions a 1-0 lead

The second half was more evenly played as Mount St. Joseph only out-shot the Panthers 6-3. Morgan Knasel capped the scoring in the 67th minute with an unassisted score for the final 2-0 tally. 

Both teams had three corner kicks each, while the Panthers' three shots tied a season low (Kalamazoo). Freshman Charlotte Verbanic (Columbus, Ind.) saw her consecutive scoreless minute streak to start her college career come to an end. The first-year keeper allowed both goals and made two saves in 58:23 for her first loss of the season. Sophomore Emma Debolt (West Chester, Ohio) played 31:37 and stopped all four shots she faced. 

Hanover will conclude its regular season Saturday, Oct. 28 with a road match against Rose-Hulman. Start time is set for 1 p.m. in Terre Haute, Ind. 

Contact: Mike Pritchard