RALEIGH, N.C. - William Peace built a large lead but had to hold off a LaGrange rally for a 3-2 win in the USA South opener Saturday for the Panthers.
William Peace (3-4, 1-2 USA South) led 2-0 at halftime and increased its lead to 3-0 in the 69th minute.
The Panthers got on the board three minutes after the Pacers' third goal. Raymond Haas scored unassisted to make it a 3-1 game.
Goalkeeper A.J. Wilson had seven saves in the game. He had five of the saves in the second half.
The Panthers play at Ferrum on Sunday in a USA South game.