Freshman Melvin Bass lifted LaGrange past visiting Oakwood 1-0 at Panther Field on Sunday. Bass scored the match's only goal in the 80th minute as the Panthers improved to 2-1.
The match was a defensive struggle with shots hard to come by. Panther goalkeeper Donnie Palmer stopped six shots for his second straight shutout.
Lane Ziglar set up Bass' goal with a diagonal pass from the sideline. The ball deflected off a defender and Bass beat goalkeeper Martin Escobedo with a low shot into the back of the net
The Panthers held the Ambassadors at bay for the final 10 minutes to secure their second straight win.
The Panthers host Huntingdon on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.