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Hanover lacrosse falls short in comeback,10-8
Courier Sports Staff
Thursday, February 28, 2013 10:00 AM
Hanover outscored Rhodes (Tenn.) 6-1 in the second half but fell short in a 10-8 men's lacrosse loss Wednesday in Memphis.
Trailing 9-2 at halftime, Hanover scored three times in the third quarter to trim the margin to 10-5. The Panthers netted three goals to eventually pull within 10-8 with two minutes left in the contest, but were able to generate just one shot down the stretch.
Nick Hermes had two goals and an assist while Luke Karnick scored twice to lead Hanover's offense. The Panthers piled up 50 shots in the setback, coming just three attempts short of matching the school mark for shots in a game (53).
Chris Baney, Angelo Butturi, Zac Cheatle and Matt Weber each tallied goals for Hanover (0-2).
Rhodes (1-3) scored the first four goals of the contest before Baney put the Panthers on the scoreboard with five minutes left in the first period. The Lynx went ahead 10-2 just three seconds into the third quarter, then Hanover mounted its comeback.
Hermes scored with 7:23 left in the frame and Karnick followed shortly with his second of the match. Weber, off an assist from Mike Gordon, netted a goal with only five seconds left in the period to cut the deficit in half (10-5).
The Panthers had three cracks at the net before Hermes fed Butturi for a goal with 9:20 on the clock. Hermes then added his second goal of the contest off a pass from Stephen Farrow with three minutes to go.
Cheatle, with an assist from Weber, scored with 2:21 remaining for the final margin.
Hanover outshot the Lynx 50-35, including 29-18 in shots on goal. Karnick led the attack with 11 shots.
Goalie Addison Sears allowed nine goals with three saves in the first half. Austin Czisny relieved in the third period and surrendered one goal while posting five saves the rest of the way.
The teams split 22 face-offs and the Panthers had a 52-48 edge in ground balls. Tim Gruber won all six of his face-offs.
Derek Coe collected six ground balls to lead Hanover (0-2). Sam Kampert and Justin Winkler each had five.
Hanover visits Centre (Ky.) on Saturday.
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