Greencastle, Ind. - DePauw trailed by five goals with less than seven minutes to play and scored four in a five-minute span, but visiting Carthage held on for an 18-17 win over the Tigers. DePauw dropped to 0-3, while the Red Men improved to 4-0.
The Tigers led 7-4 in the second before Carthage evened the count with three straight. The Red Men then took a 9-8 lead into the intermission. The contest was tied again at 10-10 before Carthage scored the next three to hold the lead for good.
The guests led 18-13 after Noah Linder's goal with 7:16 remaining, but Quinn Roddy scored 28 seconds later before Ben Davis added a pair and Will Roberts cut the gap to one with 1:55 left. The Tigers were called for a penalty after the goal which gave Carthage possession and the Red Men were able to run the clock out the rest of the way.
Davis tied a school record with seven goals and added three assists. Tyler McCoy and Roberts each scored a pair. Andy Szun scored six for Carthage with Linder adding five. Linder and Colin Poitras each had three assists.
DePauw held a 46-43 edge in shots, including 32-30 on goal. The Tigers also led in ground balls, 36-30 and won 26 of the 39 faceoffs.
Quinn Cashion won 17 of 24 faceoffs and led the Tigers with nine ground balls. Joe Poremba paced Carthage with eight ground balls.
DePauw hosts 13th-ranked Denison on Saturday, March 9, at 3 p.m.