Panthers top Huntingdon for second straight win

The Panthers (5-10, 1-5 GSAC) won the tiebreaker with the Hawks for the third seed in the GSAC Championship Tournament that begins Friday at Maryville College. The Panthers will face second-seeded Piedmont.

All of the scoring Monday came in the second half. In the first half, the Panthers had a 5-2 on-goal shot advantage.

The Panthers struck first in the second half in the 61st minute. Brock Morris blasted a shot from 30 yards out. Hawk goalkeeper Jordan Osborne made the stop but fell backward and the ball crossed the goal line.

The Panthers extended their lead to 2-0 six minutes later. Mohamed Sesay sent a shot across the goal mouth. Matt Russell, subbing for Osborne who went out with an injury on Morris' goal, had the ball go off his hands. Paul Hoffman headed in the rebound for the score.

Huntingdon cut the lead in half with four minutes left. Morgan Burke scored off an assist from Dallas Thomas to make it 2-1.

The Panthers added an insurance goal with only 19 seconds left. Aristote Kamba went down the field and scored on a breakaway for the 3-1 final.

The Panthers finished the match with an 11-4 on-goal shot advantage. Panther goalkeeper Josh Murphy had three saves.