Women's Soccer Falls in Tournament Finals with RHIT

Women's Soccer Falls in Tournament Finals with RHIT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Hanover College women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to Rose-Hulman in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Finals Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers (11-6-2 overall) finshed the contest with a game-tying seven attempt, two of which were on frame.

Rose-Hulman dominated play early getting back-to-back shots in the 11th minute off a series of corner kicks that came up empty handed. The Panthers countered in the 17th minute as sophomore Autumn Boothby (Mount Orab, Ohio) delivered a powerful blow that hit the post.

After consistent pressure, the Fightin' Engineers broke the dead lock with a goal in the 40th minute for the 1-0 halftime advantage.

The two teams entered the break with nine combined shots, while Rose-Hulman pelted a team-high six shots.

The Panthers cranked up the intensity to open the second half as sophomore Anna Smith (Cincinnati, Ohio) looked to capitalize on a Hanover corner kick in the 51st minute that was blocked. Sophomore Maggie Day (Sellersburg, Ind.) got a quality look on frame in the 72nd minute that came up empty handed.

Despite a last stitch effort late in the half, the Panthers were unable to capitalize dropping a tight 1-0 contest at Rose-Hulman.

Today's final appearance marks the third consecutive season the Blue and Red have competed for a tournament crown.