Panthers edged in final minute of overtime

Fontbonne University (Mo.) scored with 56 seconds left in the first overtime period to defeat Hanover College’s men’s lacrosse squad, 10-9, in a Midwest Lacrosse Conference tilt, Wednesday, March 27, at L.S. Ayres Field.

Sophomore midfielder Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored four goals and sophomore attacker Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.) had four assists to lead Hanover, which slipped 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, sophomore attacker Matt Weber (Centerville, Ohio) scored off an assist from junior midfielder Derek Coe (Lake Orion, Mich.) 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 apiece at the net.

Coe had two assists, while Weber and junior defender Sam Kampert (Noblesville, Ind.) each notched one.

Sophomore goalie Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) posted a season-high 16 saves, with six in the fourth quarter.

Sophomore midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio) earned 16-of-18 face-offs and the Panthers won 19-of-21 in the contest.

Gruber led the squad with six ground balls, while Coe collected five.

Hanover vs. Fontbonne (Mo.) statistics