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Hanover lacrosse edged 10-9 in OT
Courier Sports Staff
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:00 AM
Hanover College battled conference rival Fontbonne (Mo.) University through four quarter of regulation and inside the final minute of the first overtime before falling 10-9 to the Griffins Wednesday at L.S. Ayres Field in Hanover.
Fontbonne scored with 56 seconds left in the first overtime to break up what had been a 9-9 tie at the end of regulation on the Midwest Lacrosse Conference showdown in Hanover.
The game-winning goal was scored by Brandon Laxton, a freshman midfielder form Las Vegas, off an assist by Adam Walker.
Luke Karnick, a sophomore midfielder from Indianapolis, scored four goals and Nick Hermes, a sophomore attacker from Grayslake, Ill., had four assists to lead Hanover, which dropped to 2-5 overall and 1-2 in the MLC with the setback.
Fontbonne scored twice late in the fourth quarter to ease ahead 9-8. With just one minute left in regulation, Hanover sophomore attacker Matt Weber, of Centerville, Ohio, scored off an assist from junior midfielder Derek Coe to knot the match at 9-9 and send it into an extra frame.
The Panthers had three shots in the overtime, including two that just missed the mark.
Fontbonne (6-4; 2-1 MLC) had two shots in overtime. The Griffins finished the match with a 49-41 advantage in shots, including an 18-8 margin during the fourth period.
Karnick led Hanover's attack with 14 shots. Hermes and Weber, who each scored a pair of goals, had seven attempts each at the net.
Coe had two assists, while Weber and junior defender Sam Kampert each notched one.
Hanover sophomore goalie Addison Sears posted a season-high 16 saves, with six in the fourth quarter.
Sophomore midfielder Tim Gruber earned 16-of-18 face-offs and the Panthers held a 19-of-21 advantage in the contest.
Gruber led the squad with six ground balls, while Coe collected five.
Hanover now hosts Carthage (Wis.) College on Friday.
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