HANOVER, Ind. – Sophomore Amanda Carmosino (Noblesville, Ind.) dominated in frame to help propel the Panthers past Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Mount St. Joseph on a rainy Wednesday afternoon, 3-0.
With the win, Hanover (9-5-2 overall, 6-1-1 HCAC) moves into sole possession of second place in the HCAC.
The goalkeeper finished with a game-high nine saves to claim her ninth victory of the season and fourth shutout overall. Senior Brandi Brock (Cincinnati, Ohio) also had a stellar performance dishing out two assists and a goal.
With the weather playing a major factor, the Panthers attempted to get something going early as sophomore Kelsey Hughes (Nobelsville, Ind.) played a pass from sophomore Anna Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio) that ended up in the hands of the Lion goalkeeper.
Hughes broke through the Mount St. Joseph defense in the 16th minute as she played a deflected ball from Brock for the 1-0 advantage.
The Lions tried to find an equalizer midway through the half but Carmosino denied the delivery for a major save in frame.
MSJ got one last attempt at an equalizer before the break but fell unsuccessful as Carmosino tallied another impressive save.
The goalkeeper continued her stellar performance into the second half as the Lion attack beat the Hanover backline and fired a shot for the top of frame that was rejected by Carmosino in the 48th minute.
The Blue and Red added an insurance goal in the 66th minute as Brock played a long ball to sophomore Autumn Boothby (Mount Orab, Ohio) for the second half dagger, 2-0.
The final blow saw Brock get in on the scoring action as she dropped a ball just out of reach of the MSJ keeper in the 88th minute for the victory, 3-0.
As a team, the Panthers tallied a game-high 18 shots, with nine landing on goal.
The Panthers return to action on Saturday, November 2 when they travel to Defiance for their regular season finale. Game time is set for 1 PM.