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Hanover College Hosts Two HCAC Tournament First Round Games

Five game streak for football ends

The No. 14 Hanover women's soccer team closed out its regular season with a sweep of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference as they defeated the Defiance Yellow Jackets by a score of 6-0. Panthers have now won 16 straight games and will host Anderson tomorrow at noon in the first round of the HCAC tournament as the #1 seed.

 

For the second time in four seasons, the Hanover men's soccer team is the regular season champion of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, as the Panthers defeated Defiance at home Saturday, 3-0.  With a regular season title in 2015 and a tournament crown in 2016, HC now has three total HCAC championships in the past four years. The men will host a first round game tomorrow at 2:30 against Manchester.

 

The Hanover volleyball team closed out the 2018 regular season in winning fashion, defeating Anderson and Manchester over the weekend. The Panthers' will be the No. 5 seed in this week's HCAC Tournament. Hanover will look to defend their 2017 championship when they open tournament play at Bluffton at 7 p.m., Wednesday,

 

 A slow start and five turnovers plagued the Hanover football team at home Saturday afternoon, as Mount St. Joseph ended the Panthers five game winning streak by a final of 19-15.

 

Hanover senior Jacob Hedrick (Memphis, Ind./Henryville HS) became the first individual conference champion in program history Saturday by winning the 2018 Men's HCAC Championship Meet held at Blue River Memorial Park in Shelbyville, Ind. Men finished 4th overall. Led by an individual runner-up finish from freshman Arig Tong(Columbus, Ind.), the Hanover College women's cross country team finished fourth overall at the 2018 HCAC Championship Meet held at Blue River Memorial Park. Tong turned in the highest individual finish for a Hanover female in over a decade. Her time also catapults her up to sixth all-time in Hanover history and earned her Freshman of the Year recognition.

 

The Hanover women's swim team made history Friday evening, defeating Rose-Hulman at home, 107-95, for the program's first varsity collegiate victory. In front of an energetic and supportive crowd, the Panthers won six of the 11 events en route to the victory. A strong start vaulted the Blue and Red over the Fightin' Engineers, as HC took four of the first five races at nearby Southwestern High School.

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