SEWANEE, Tenn.—Sewanee used a late-game comeback and then scored the game-winner within the first minute of overtime to defeat the Birmingham-Southern men's lacrosse team, 11-10, Friday afternoon in the semifinals of the Southern Athletic Association Championship in Sewanee, Tenn.
The fourth-seeded Panthers end their season at 9-7, while top-seeded Sewanee moves to 10-3 and will face Berry in the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m.
The game was a battle the whole way, with the teams trading goals throughout the first three quarters and neither team leading by more than two until the 11:32 mark of the fourth quarter when sophomore McHale Schneider scored his third goal to put BSC up 9-6. Five minutes later the Panthers led 10-7 with 6:24 on the clock, after which Sewanee stormed back with three straight goals, including the game-tying goal from Jimmy Parker with just 38 seconds left in regulation.
Less than a minute into the four-minute golden goal overtime period, Peter Brown scored the game-winner for Sewanee off an assist from Robbie Berndt.
Freshman David Arnold scored a game-high five goals for BSC, and also added two assists, as did Schneider and junior Evan Lalande. Sophomore Thomas Grove led with five ground balls and also won 10-15 face-offs. Senior Conor Perine played the entire game in goal, recording 15 saves.