SEWANEE, Tenn. - The Sewanee men's lacrosse team used a seven-goal fourth quarter to rally from a 9-6 halftime deficit to defeat Birmingham-Southern, 15-14, in overtime Sunday afternoon at Historic Hardee-McGee Field at Harris Stadium.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (8-4, 3-0) 15, Birmingham-Southern (5-7, 0-3) 14 | Overtime
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CLASS OF 2019!
Prior to face off, Sewanee men's lacrosse recognized its 10 seniors: Henry Burns, Grant Gilmore, Hayden Hunt, Thomas Lynde, Ian Marr, Cal Pearce, Will Pratt, Ryan Stubits, Tal Wharton and Bryce Womack.
HOW IT HAPPENED
-After Sewanee scored the first goal of the game 46 seconds by Will Pratt, Birmingham-Southern scored three straight to lead 3-1. The Tigers would tack on a second goal with five minutes left in the quarter, but they trailed 3-2 after 15 minutes of play.
-Despite scoring four goals in the second quarter, the Tigers got the deficit as close as one goal with a Thomas Oliver goal with 10:48 left in the period. However, the visitors outscored the home team, 4-2, until the halftime horn sounded. BSC led 9-6 at the break.
-After an offensive second stanza, the third one was a defensive one. BSC extended its lead with a goal at the 11:12 mark, but the Tigers recorded a man-up goal to make it a three-goal deficit once again, going into the fourth quarter.
-BSC scored two of the first three goals of the fourth period to lead 12-8 with 9:22 left in regulation, but the Sewanee offense came to life. In the final nine minutes of the fourth quarter, the Purple and Gold outscored the Panthers, 6-2.
-With three minutes remaining, thanks to a Birmingham-Southern penalty, Hayden Hunt evened the contest at 13 goals apiece with a man-up goal.
-With 34 seconds remaining, BSC attempted to win the contest on a shot, but thanks to a Tal Wharton save, the Tigers successfully cleared the ball and Thomas Lynde found Cal Pearce for the goal with 19 seconds left to give the Purple and Gold the 14-13 advantage.
-However, the Panthers won the face off and immediately went down to score the game-tying goal with 10 seconds left to force overtime.
-In the overtime period, Tal Wharton saved two key shots. After a save by Wharton with 1:32 left, BSC turned the ball over.
-After a successful clear and a Sewanee timeout, Hayden Hunt netted the game-winning goal with 34 seconds left to seal the victory.
SEWANEE KEY STATISTICS
-Thomas Lynde recorded 10 points on his Senior Day with four goals and six assists. In the fourth quarter comeback, he scored six points, one goal and five assists, to help Sewanee recover from the halftime deficit.
-Ryan Stubits has won 20-of-33 face offs and scooped up 13 ground balls.
BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN KEY STATISTICS
-Peyton Taylor led the Panthers with seven goals on 15 total shots, 12 on goal.
-Matt Quill (3-7) saved 19 shots for the Panthers.
Sewanee will hit the road for the remainder of the regular season. The three-game swing begins Saturday, April 6 at Berry.