By Joshua J. Darling, Sports Information Director
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Freshman attackman Luke Young (Acworth, Ga.) produced a career game for LaGrange (6-6, 2-2 USA South) but it would not be enough as Greensboro (4-6, 1-0 USA South) scored seven straight to put away a 15-10 victory in an NCAA Division III men's lacrosse game on Saturday, April 1.
After surrendering the opening goal to the Pride's Austin Abourjilie just 47 seconds in, LC would take command with six of the next seven goals to take a 6-2 lead with 37 seconds left in the opening frame. That outburst would be fueled by four goals from Young with one each from sophomore attackman Andrew Brown (Metairie, La.) and junior attackman Michael Poteete (Evans, Ga.) thrown in for good measure.
Greensboro would then bounce back as Aaron Larios-Neubert connected with 16 seconds to go in the first to ignite a 5-2 run that would see him score another with Jack Sheridan, Chase Henderson and Gage Kelly connecting as well for an 8-7 lead at the 4:34 mark. Young would add his fifth and sophomore attackmen Ryan Comeau (Canton, Ga.) during that stretch to send the clubs to the break with that one goal margin.
Young would pick up where he left off at the start of the third as he scored two of the first three goals of the period, with GC's Abourjilie squeezing one in between to make in 10-8 LaGrange by the 9:38 mark. A minute and a half later Caelen Young found Abourjilie to cut it to one and the latter would find Larios-Neubert to tie it up at 10-10 with 54 seconds on the clock.
The clubs would take that deadlock to the fourth but it wouldn't stay that way long as Larios-Neubert hit paydirt 14 seconds in and Dom Scali would follow at the 9:34 mark. Leo Ringleberg and Will Beyer would connect at 7:02 and 6:16 before the latter put the finishing touches on a 15-10 victory with 14 seconds to play.
Abourjilie would lead the Pride with four goals and an assist to go with three ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers and Larios-Neubert added four scores of his own. Beyer notched a pair of goals and Ringleberg chipped in with a score and assist. Henderson found the back of the net once while dominating the center "X", winning 21-of-27 and picking up an impressive 20 groundballs. Eddie Rowley went the distance in goal, allowing 10 goals and making seven saves to move to 4-6.
Young would deliver a dominant performance with a career-high seven goals along with three groundballs to pace the Panthers while Poteete, Comeau and Brown each had solo scores. Senior goalkeeper Isaac Bohrer (Fayetteville, Ga.) played all 60 minutes, making 22 saves against 15 goals allowed to fall to 5-6 on the year.
The Panthers return home to face Methodist in USA South action on Saturday, April 8. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Panther Field.