SEWANEE, Tenn. - Southwestern forced overtime with two late goals in the fourth quarter, but the Sewanee men's lacrosse team held possession from the faceoff of the overtime period to the game-winning goal by Jimmy Parker with 1:10 left in the period. Sewanee defeated Southwestern, 9-8, Sunday afternoon at historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (2-1) 9, Southwestern (1-3) 8 (OT)
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-The Pirates responded with a goal to take a 3-2 lead into the second period, where they added to their lead with a goal with 9:28 left.
-Sewanee responded with a goal by Thomas Lynde with less than three minutes to go. During the play, a cross-check penalty was issued on Southwestern, and the home team took advantage with a man-up goal eight seconds later to even the score at four apiece at intermission.
-The visitors broke the tie with a goal with 9:38 to go in the third period, but Sewanee responded again with goals late in the quarter.
-After a holding penalty by Southwestern, Sewanee claimed another man-up goal off the stick of Daniel Burnum with 1:46 left in the period.
-40 seconds later after Ryan Stubits won the faceoff, Hunt found the back of the cage to give Sewanee the 6-5 lead after 45 minutes.
-The Pirates tied the matchup back up with a goal at the 11:16 mark. 25 seconds later, the Tigers retook the lead after a Stubits faceoff win. Jake Vaughn scored to make it 7-6.
-The Pirates added two key goals late in the fourth to force overtime.
-Stubits won the faceoff to start the extra period. After four shot attempts by Sewanee, the fifth was the charm. With 1:10 left in the period, Jimmy Parker scored the game-winner.
-Wil Friedman scooped up six ground balls for the Tigers.
-Ryan Stubits, who took the faceoff win in overtime to help seal the win, claimed 14 of 20 faceoffs with eight ground balls.
-Tal Wharton (1-0) earned the win with 62:50 in the cage, saving 15 shots.
SOUTHWESTERN KEY STATISTICS
-Matt Amerie and Logan Spalding scored twice for the Pirates.
-Kyle Kuberski (1-3) saved eight shots for Southwestern.
Sewanee returns to the road next weekend to take on No. 18 Roanoke. Faceoff is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. CT.