Late Goal Carries Hanover Past Oglethorpe

Freshman attacker Derek Coe (Lake Orion, Mich.) scored with 93 seconds left to propel Hanover College to an 8-7 victory against Oglethorpe University (Ga.). The contest was played Wednesday, April 7, in Atlanta, Ga.

Coe scored twice in the fourth quarter and freshman midfielder Brett Allison (Yorktown, Ind.) tallied his first career hat trick to spark Hanover (2-10).

Allison scored two goals and freshman midfielder Colin Kea (Indianapolis, Ind.) followed with a pair of goals to give Hanover a 4-0 advantage at the end of the first period.

Oglethorpe netted two goals in the second quarter to cut the Panthers' lead to 4-2 at the intermission.

Allison canned his third goal of the contest, and notched Hanover's third hat trick of the season, just two minutes into the second half to nudge the Panthers ahead 5-2.

The Stormy Petrels, however, scored twice in the third quarter to sneak within 5-4.

With 4:39 left in the period, Hanover freshman attacker Chris Baney (Lexington, Ky.) buried is team-leading 12th goal of the season to give the Panthers a 6-4 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Coe scored less than three minutes into the fourth quarter to give Hanover a three-goal cushion at 7-4.

Oglethorpe (3-10) rallied with three goals during a three-minute span to tie the game at 7-7 with only 2:12 to play.

Just 39 seconds later, Coe hit the back of the net with an unassisted goal for the game-winner.

Hanover outshot Oglethorpe by a 53-41 margin. Allison led the attack with a season-high 17 shots. Coe and freshman defender Sam Kampert (Noblesville, Ind.) each had assists.

Freshman goalie Brandon Epperson (Dry Ridge, Ky.) had 13 saves to earn his second win of the season.

The Panthers won 11 of 19 faceoffs and were successful on 22 of 27 clearing opportunities.

Allison and freshman midfielder Trevor Chapman (Noblesville, Ind.) collected seven ground balls apiece to lead the squad, which totaled 40 ground balls in the game.


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