Panthers lacrosse fights back to earn win against John Burroghs

Goalie Tommy Fulford (#34) tracks the incoming shot as James Randolph (#25) and Ryan Ritchie (#28) defend.
(Photo by Scott Gaab)

The O’Fallon Varsity Boy’s Lacrosse team played an exciting home game Friday night, coming from behind to beat a tough John Burroughs team 10-9.  

John Burroughs got off to a quick 3-0 lead in the first half before Braden Gaab put two scores on the board for the Panthers to start chipping away at their lead.  The first half ended with John Burroughs leading 5-2.  The second half saw an offensive explosion from the Panthers with Captain Nolan Bradley scoring three goals, David Tady scoring three, Josh McIntyre scoring one, and Beau Carney coming up with his first goal of the season.  

On the defensive side of the ball, Goalie Tommy Fulford played some gritty defense saving about 50 percent of the shots on goal.  The defense bent but didn’t break and came up strong in the fourth quarter.  Friday night’s win put the Panthers at 8-4 for the season with four games left until playoffs.