COLORADO SPRINGS - The Sewanee men's lacrosse, for the second straight game, edged an opponent, but this time, the Tigers had to play overtime to win the contest. The Tigers defeated the Pride of Springfield College, 12-11, Thursday afternoon in a neutral-site game on the campus of Colorado College.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP
Final Score: Sewanee (6-3) 12, Springfield (2-4) 11 | Overtime
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HOW IT HAPPENED
-Springfield saw themselves up 3-0 after the first 17 minutes of the contest before the Sewanee offense went to work. Hayden Hunt scored the first two goals of the game in a 2:06 span to cut the deficit to 3-2.
-The Pride responded with two goals on their own, one on the man-up to make the lead 5-2.
-The final 2:30 of the half saw four goals, three by the Purple and Gold, but the team trailed 6-5 at the break.
-With 6:27 left in the third quarter, the Tigers' Thomas Lynde evened the score for the first time in the contest, but a little over a minute later, the Pride reclaimed the lead, 7-6.
-Later in the period, thanks to a slashing penalty by Springfield, the Tigers took their first lead of the game on two man-up goals. The team led 8-7 after 45 minutes of play.
-In the fourth, the teams traded the lead back and forth, but with 26 seconds left and tied at 10 goals apiece, Will Pratt found Lynde's pass to give Sewanee the lead.
-Springfield responded with at the face off, as Matt D'Andrea won the draw and his teammate, Lucas Habich, evened the score that forced the contest into overtime with 10 seconds remaining in regulation.
-In the extra period, the Pride turned the ball over thanks to a forced turnover by Charles Dorfman with 1:50 left in the extra period.
-After a successful clear, Cameron Acuff found Pratt, as he scored the game-winner to finish the team's spring trip undefeated. Check out the highlight below to see the game-winning goal.
-With the win, Sewanee is 6-1 all-time in overtime games in program history.
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-Ryan Stubits won 15-of-26 face offs and picked up 10 ground balls.
-Tal Wharton (1-0) won the contest, saving 13 saves in 64 minutes in between the pipes.
SPRINGFIELD KEY STATISTICS
-Lucas Habich posted four goals to lead the Pride.
-Cole Finerty saved 13 shots for Springfield.
The Tigers will fly back to Atlanta to next play Oglethorpe in Southern Athletic Association play on Saturday to conclude the three-game road swing.