Men's Soccer: Panthers battle Tigers in home opener

Men's Soccer: Panthers battle Tigers in home opener

LaGrange battled visiting Sewanee in the home opener Thursday night. The Tigers (1-2) rallied for a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Panthers (0-3).

The Panthers got their goals from Josh Robles and Raymond Haas. Kristian Javier and Adrien Vakerics assisted on the scores.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead into halftime on a goal by Reed Dowdy off a corner kick from Bobby Zolper in the 41st minute.

The Panthers were outshot 20-6 and had only three shots on goal, but made the most of their scoring opportunies.

The first opportunity came eight minutes into the second half. Sewanee's keeper got out of position and Javier sent a pass across the goal mouth to a wide open Robles, who put the ball in the back of the net for the tying goal.

The Panthers took their first lead of the season less than six minutes later. Vakerics took the ball away inside the midfield stripe and sent a long cross field pass to Haas, who lofted a shot over the keeper's head from 25 yards out for a 2-1 lead.

Sewanee got the tying goal in the 75th minute from Carter Gray. Ford Emerson's goal three minutes later gave the Tigers the lead for good.

The Panthers play at Warren Wilson in Asheville, N.C. on Saturday at 1 p.m. They host Trinity Baptist on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.