In their season and home opener, the DePauw men's soccer team had a few kinks to work out but still left away a winner with a 2-1 victory over Hanover.
After a scoreless first half, Zach Hoffman found some space and put DePauw on the board first at the 52nd minute mark. The Tigers enjoyed that lead for 20 minutes until Enrico Franchini hit the equalizer for the Panthers at the 72nd minute mark. It was Hanover's only shot on goal for the game, and it came on a penalty kick after a hand ball was called in the box.
But the tie did not last long, about five minutes to be exact, when DePauw capitalized on a free kick near their side of the field. With E.J. Moore taking the kick, he found Andrew Gold in front of the net, who promptly hit the game winner with a header. The free kick was awarded after the game's only yellow card.
DePauw held the offensive advantage throughout the game, taking 14 shots to Hanover's eight. DePauw also took 11 corner kicks to Hanover's three.
Rafael Di Maio took the loss in net for Hanover after making four saves. DePauw's Harrison Glover collected the win.
DePauw gets an off day before heading back to Reavis Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday to face Kalamazoo.