Men's Lacrosse defeats Carthage in exciting overtime matchup

Men's Lacrosse defeats Carthage in exciting overtime matchup

Click here to listen to Matt Menzl's audio call of the final seconds of regulation and the game-winning goal in overtime.

MEQUON, Wis. – Matt Garvey scored the equalizer with three seconds left in overtime to setup James Warner's overtime game-winning goal to give Concordia Wisconsin a 7-6 non-conference victory over Carthage.

THE BASICS
Final Score:
Concordia Wisconsin 7, Carthage 6
Location: Fitting Field (Mequon, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 8-3, Carthage 5-8

HOW IT HAPPENED
- James Warner received a pass on the right side of the Carthage defense and made a few moves before scoring the game-winner from a few yards out. The exciting finish was setup after Matt Garvey found the back of the net from point-blank range with three seconds left in regulation.
- The Falcons led 5-2 with 11:51 remaining in the game, but the Red Men tallied four unanswered goals during over the next eight-and-a-half minutes to take a 6-5 lead with 3:29 left on the scoreboard.
- Following a Carthage penalty for offside, CUW had the ball in its offensive zone and Garvey dodged his defender to get steps in front of the goal for the game-tying marker with just three seconds remaining in regulation.
- During the overtime period it was all Falcons as they took a pair of shots before Warner made his move to get in front of the Red Men's goalkeeper and shoot the thrilling score to excite the crowd.
- Statistics were even across the box score in the tightly contested match, but CUW held a slight 9-6 edge in faceoff wins. However, Carthage had a 21-16 lead in shots on goal and a 9-6 difference in caused turnovers.
- Warner (junior, Ham Lake, Minn.) ended the victory with a career-high-tying three goals and assisted on two scores, while freshman Stephen Gregory (Louisville, Ky.) had two goals. Senior Marino Best (Nanaimo, British Columbia) also had a goal.
- Senior Justin Herold (Winnipeg, Manitoba) led all players with a career-high six ground balls and senior Mark Wilson (Calgary, Alberta) caused a pair of turnovers. Freshman Jack Melby (Eagan, Minn.) won nine faceoffs and freshman Garrett Wohlford (Rochester, Minn.) made 15 saves in a complete game winning effort.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- The victory ends the Falcons at 6-3 in non-conference play this season, which includes a 3-1 record at home.
- The overtime game was just the second in program history, with the previous being a 14-13 win at Augustana (March 15, 2014).
- Wohlford's 15 saves is tied for the fifth most in a single game in program history.

THE OPPOSITION
- Jared Ferrell and Luke Seydel each had two goals for the Red Men, while Billy Lane and Dylan Harris tallied a goal each.
- Jordyn Williams picked up a team-high four ground balls and caused two turnovers. Justin Proctor won six faceoffs and Ryan Smith made nine saves in goal.

NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- The Falcons return to Midwest Lacrosse Conference play for the remainder of the regular season, starting with a 1 pm contest on Saturday against Cornell at Fitting Field.