Late goal lifts Panthers to thrilling 5-4 victory over Carthage

Davis Thompson (photo by Dean Thompson)
Davis Thompson (photo by Dean Thompson)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Scoring the go-ahead goal with six seconds left in the game, the Birmingham-Southern men's lacrosse team won its eighth straight game on Tuesday, defeating Carthage College 5-4 on Battle Field at Krulak Stadium.

The Panthers moved to 9-1, while the Red Men fell to 2-3.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both teams put up a strong defensive effort throughout the game, and Carthage was the only team to score in the first quarter with a single goal at the 5:18 mark.
  • The Red Men pulled ahead 2-0 early in the second quarter before the Panthers tied things up with goals from junior Thomas Grove and freshman Greg Wallace.
  • Carthage responded with two more goals to pull ahead 4-2, but a goal from freshman Tanner Schneider late in the second period cut it to 4-3 before the half.
  • BSC tied it up 30 seconds into the third quarter when sophomore Justin Dennis scored off a Grove assist.
  • The tie stood through the rest of the quarter and most of the fourth quarter as well before the game-winner came with 5.9 seconds left on the clock as freshman Davis Thompson scored off an assist from sophomore Peyton Heard.

NOTABLE

  • Five different Panthers each scored a single goal apiece.
  • Heard led with four ground balls.
  • Junior goalie Hank Harris, who was named Southern Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season yesterday, recorded 11 saves in 60 minutes of play.
  • Tanner Schneider has now scored at least one goal in every game of this college career thus far; he and his brother, junior McHale Schneider, lead the team with 20 goals apiece.

UP NEXT

  • The Panthers are at home again twice this weekend for the final home games of the regular season.
  • BSC will host Centre this Friday night at 7 p.m.; it will be Senior Night.
  • The Panthers will then host Sewanee on Sunday at 12 p.m.