Ohio Valley vs. Thiel
April 7, 2012
The Game Story:
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. – The men's lacrosse team (3-7) dropped a tough road loss in double overtime over Easter weekend to Ohio Valley University by the score of 7-6.

Ohio Valley struck first as they scored two goals in the first period from Nathan Hodgins and Nathan Carpenter.

Thiel responded in the second period with two goals when Francis Ahia (Penn Hills, Pa./Penn Hills) connected with the back of the net from a Sam Raymond (Davis Park N.Y./Bellport Senior) pass to score the first goal for the Tomcats. Sam Raymond (Davis Park N.Y./Bellport Senior) scored the second goal for the Tomcats from Andrew Shaver (Liverpool, N.Y./West Genesee) to make the score 3-2 at the half.

Francis Ahia (Penn Hills, Pa./Penn Hills) scored the tying goal at the beginning of the third period when the Tomcats took advantage of the man-up opportunity. Thiel took the lead at 4-3 when Carmen Papa (Salamanca, N.Y./Salamanca Central) scored from an Andrew Shaver (Liverpool, N.Y./West Genesee) pass.

Ohio Valley regained the lead at 5-4 at the end of the third period.

At the end of regulation, the game was tied at 6-6, forcing the game into the first overtime.

Neither team scored in the first overtime, sending the game into a second overtime where Ohio Valley would score the winning goal from Nathan Hodgins and ending the game 7-6 in Ohio Valley's favor.

Leaders for Thiel included Francis Ahia (Penn Hills, Pa./Penn Hills) with four goals while teammate Andrew Shaver (Liverpool, N.Y./West Genesee) had two assists.