Averett scored in the closing minutes to edge LaGrange 2-1 in a USA South game at Panther Field on Saturday. It was the fourth straight loss for the Panthers, now 2-6 overall and 0-2 in the conference.
John Thrower scored off a free kick with less than two minutes remaining for the game-winner for Averett (3-4-2, 1-2 USA South). Richard Bjornander had tied the game in the 53rd minute with a shot that deflected in off the cross bar.
Averett had a 12-7 shot advantage, including a 6-3 edge in shots on goal. Donnie Palmer had four saves in goal for the Panthers.
The Panthers host Greensboro on Sunday in a USA South game at 4 p.m.