Men's Soccer: Panthers, Hawks battle to scoreless draw

Men's Soccer: Panthers, Hawks battle to scoreless draw

LaGrange and Huntingdon battled to a scoreless draw Wednesday night at Panther Field. The tie left the Panthers 2-1-1 for the season, while the Hawks are now 1-2-2.

Senior Donnie Palmer had an outstanding game in goal for the Panthers. Palmer had eight saves to record his third straight shutout. He had five of the saves in the second half and two more in the final overtime period to preserve the shutout.

Palmer entered the season with two career shutouts. He has not allowed a goal in the last 322 minutes and only one in the past 349 minutes. 

The Panthers had four shots on goal in the match. Huntingdon goalkeeper Dominique Thomas turned away scoring chances by Caelin Campbell and Kevin Folsom in the first half.

Thomas stopped shots by Toby Haney and Melvin Bass in the first overtime period. The Hawks' best scoring chance came in the final overtime period.

Halston Michaud fired a shot across the front of the goal, striking the far post. Palmer made a diving stop to prevent the ball from going in. He finished his night with a stop of Brendon Van Emelen's less than a minute after Michaud's.

The Panthers play Sewanee and Birmingham-Southern on Saturday and Sunday in Birmingham, Ala.