March 2, 2011

Hanover (Ind.) Posts First-Ever Win

from press release

INDIANAPOLIS - Hanover College's men's lacrosse team posted the program's first victory with a 6-4 win against the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Wis.).

Freshman Chris Baney (Lexington, Ky.), Trevor Chapman (Noblesville, Ind.) and Daniel Mains (Louisville, Ky.) each scored two goals and first-year player Colin Kea (Indianapolis, Ind.) tallied three assists to power the Panthers (1-1).

The outing was the first of the season for Milwaukee School of Engineering (0-1), which got two goals apiece from Lucas Marshall and Andrew Rajek.

Hanover was outshot by the Raiders, 37-21, but freshman goalie Brandon Epperson (Dry Ridge, Ky.) racked up nine saves and the Panthers' defense held MSOE scoreless in seven extra-man opportunities.

The Raiders jumped on the scoreboard just 29 seconds into the contest on Marshall's first goal of the match.

Hanover answered with nine minutes left in the opening period when Mains scored off an assist from freshman midfielder Brett Allison (Yorktown, Ind.).

The Panthers grabbed the lead five minutes later on Baney's first goal and bumped the margin to 3-1 with 35 seconds left in the half when Chapman found the back of the net on an extra-man possession.

Kea assisted on both of Hanover's final two goals of the half.

MSOE rallied to tie the game midway through the third quarter.

Rajek scored just 90 seconds into the second half and Marshall notched his second goal with eight minutes to play in the period to tie the game at 4-4.

Hanover eased ahead 4-3 on Mains' extra-man goal with 3:26 left in the quarter.

The Panthers held the lead until midway through the final stanza when Rajek scored from close range to tie the game at 4-4 with 7:44 left on the clock.

Just two minutes later, Chapman scored the eventual game-winner off an assist from Mains.

Baney added an insurance goal in the final minute after an assist by Kea.


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