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Hanover Hat Trick Haunts Men's Soccer in 4-0 Loss

Photo by Randy Sarvis
Photo by Randy Sarvis

HANOVER, Indiana – Hanover College struck for three goals in the first half in a 4-0 victory over the Wilmington College men's soccer team on Wednesday evening.

The Panthers (2-3-0) struck in the 5ths minute when Tanner Korfhagen fired a shot past the Fightin' Quakers' goalkeeper, Felix Maurer. Hanover, which qualified for the 2015 NCAA Division III Tournament, netted its second goal five minutes later as an Evan Redmon pass found Chris Petre, who fired a shot from outside the 18-yard box.

Korfhagen scored his second of the day off an assist from Pitre at the 23:30 mark. Hanover, which outshot Wilmington 13-3 in the first half, took the 3-0 lead into the break.

The hosts scored the lone goal of the second half five minutes into the period as Korfhagen completed the hat trick unassisted.

Hanover held a 27-9 edge in shots including an 11-1 advantage in shots on goal. Wilmington, which had to play a man down after a red card in the 72nd minute, earned six corner kicks to the Panthers' nine.

Individually, Niklas Martensson fired two shots including the lone shot on goal for the Quakers. Thompson Birch also took two shots.

Korfhagen fired five shots for Hanover including four on goal and three goals. Josh Hughes took four shots.

Wilmington dips to 2-3-0 with the loss at travels to Bethan College (West Virginia) on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.