Limestone vs. Wingate
April 27, 2003
The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----Limestone College senior attack Devan Spilker scored five goals and dished out three assists to lead the number four Saints to a 15-9 win over Wingate University in the championship game of the Deep South Conference tournament. The 2003 DSC tourney was hosted by Wingate University at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field.

Winners of two of the last three NCAA Division II titles, Limestone (11-2 overall) will advance to the 2003 NCAA play-offs. Wingate concludes its 2003 campaign 8-7 overall.

Spilker had a big year against Wingate, as he scored four goals and handed out two assists in a 7-5 regular season win over the Bulldogs on March 29. The Saints led 7-4 at halftime as Spilker tallied four points (three goals, one assist).

Limestone made two separate 3-0 runs to start the third and fourth quarters to put the game away. In the fourth quarter, the Saints took advantage of every opportunity, scoring three extra-man goals.

All total, Limestone converted four-of-seven extra-man opportunities. Saint junior midfield Nick DeLonga won 20-of-22 face-offs. Limestone dominated the face-off category, winning 22-of-26.

Five players scored two goals each for Limestone. Wingate junior midfield Blake Taylor (Victoria, Australia) had four goals and one assist for the Bulldogs. Limestone outshot Wingate 56-26.

In the goal, Bulldog senior goalkeeper John Klish (Matthews, N.C.) had 23 saves, allowing 15 goals. Saint senior goalkeeper Matt Malloy had 10 saves, giving up seven Wingate scores.