Carolina Forest delivers late goals to upend Blythewood

cflax-8The Carolina Forest boys varsity lacrosse team scored two goals in the final 4 minutes of the game to defeat host Blythewood 11-10 in a hard-fought contest Saturday.

After leading most of the game, the No. 6-ranked Panthers (8-1) fell behind the Bengals 10-9 with 4 minutes remaining. Joe Venazio scored his fifth goal of the game on a laser pass from Josh Reffey (1 goal, 2 assists) to tie it up.

With less than 2 minutes remaining, Carolina Forest’s Phil Gerber (2 goals, 1 assist) scored the game-winner off a ricochet shot. Matt Sampollo (1 goal, 1 assist) and Gerber led the field with nine ground balls each.

The Panthers dominated the face off and used a shutdown man-down defense, which was led by goalie Steven Elias (10 saves).  Sebastian Musumeci (1 point), Kaiden Hunt (3 points), and Spencer Smith (1 point) finished out the scoring.

Carolina Forest travels to take on Waccamaw on Monday at 7 p.m.

Photo courtesy of CFHS Athletics

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