UNDER FIRE: Carthage’s Mason Poage (above, 23) attempts a shot against the Hanover defense of Derek Coe (9), Sam Kampert, Stephen Farrow (35) and goalkeeper Branden Geyer during Friday’s match at L.S. Ayres Field. Geyer, a sophomore from Centerville, Ohio, stops a shot with his shins (below), one of 87 shots Carthage took in the 15-3 win. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
UNDER FIRE: Carthage’s Mason Poage (above, 23) attempts a shot against the Hanover defense of Derek Coe (9), Sam Kampert, Stephen Farrow (35) and goalkeeper Branden Geyer during Friday’s match at L.S. Ayres Field. Geyer, a sophomore from Centerville, Ohio, stops a shot with his shins (below), one of 87 shots Carthage took in the 15-3 win. (Staff photos by David Campbell)
Hanover dropped a 15-3 decision to Carthage (Wis.) in lacrosse Friday at home.

Luke Karnick, a sophomore midfielder from Indianapolis, scored twice and classmate Nick Hermes, an attacker from Grayslake, Ill., also had a goal for Hanover, which dipped to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the Midwest Lacrosse Conference.

Carthage outshot the Panthers 87-16 including a 43-8 margin in the first half when the Red Men built an 8-0 lead.

Goaltenders Addison Sears and Branden Geyer combined for 29 saves. Sears, who played the first 30 minutes, had 16. Geyer posted 13 saves in the second half.

Karnick scored twice in opening two minutes of the second half to trim the deficit to 8-2. Carthage, however, countered with five straight goals to extend the margin to 13-2 with a minute left in the third period.

Hermes scored with just six seconds left in the frame to get Hanover within 13-3 three-quarters of the way through the contest.

The Red Men (6-2, 1-0 MLC) worked the clock through much of the fourth quarter and added two goals for the final tally.

The Panthers turned the ball over 43 times, converted 12-of-38 clearing opportunities, earned 8-of-21 face-offs and picked up 28 ground balls to Carthage's 53.

Chris Baney led the squad with five ground balls while Derek Coe had four.

Hanover hosts Defiance (Ohio) on Wednesday.