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Panther City Lacrosse Club Defeats New York Riptide 13 – 12 (OT)

The Panther City Lacrosse Club (1-4) defeated the New York Riptide (0-4), 13 – 12 (OT), at Nassau Live Center in New York, Saturday night.

Rookie forward Patrick Dodds scored the game winning goal in overtime to not only record the first win in Panther City history, but also the first hat trick of his career. Fellow rookie Taite Cattoni also recorded his first career hat trick as the two accounted for six of the nine Panther City goals scored by rookies. Dodds also added five assists to lead the team with eight points, while forwards Will Malcom and Dawson Theede each tallied two goals of their own to finish out Panther City’s scoring efforts.

Goalie Kevin Orleman (1 – 2) racked up 41 saves on 53 New York shots, the first time a Panther City goalie has stopped more than 40 shots this season. Defensively, Liam Byrnes paved the way for Panther City, leading the team with twelve claimed loose balls and three forced turnovers.

Forward Connor Kearnan netted four goals to lead New York in scoring, and forward Callum Crawford dished out seven assists to go along with his one goal to lead the Riptide with eight points.

Panther City next visits the Saskatchewan Rush (1-4) on Saturday, January 29. Faceoff is set for 7:30 p.m. CT at the Sasktel Center.

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