Saint Andrews vs. Saint Michael's
March 18, 2008
The Game Story:
WINGATE, N.C.óThe No. 7 Wingate University Bulldogs rallied back from an early deficit to defeat the Knights of St. Andrews Presbyterian College 14-12 in NCAA Division II menís lacrosse action Saturday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium. Wingate improves to 5-1 overall, the Knights fall to 0-7.

Junior attacker Greg Williams (Woodbridge, Va.) led the Wingate attack with three goals. Senior midfielder Mark Hodsdon (Hilton Head, S.C.) had a goal and three assists. Seniors Kyle Costello (Wilmington, N.C.) and Stephen Torkington (Coronado, Calif.) had two goals and two assists apiece.

Redshirt junior attacker Cole Howell (St. Albert, Alberta) led the Knights with four goals and an assist. Junior attacker Phil Hardy (Cincinnati, Ohio) added two goals and an assist while sophomore midfielder Kyle Carnaggio (Pasadena, Md.) had a goal and an assist.

The Knights came out hot, scoring three goals in the first five minutes of the game. Hardy and Howell scored the first two goals within six seconds. A minute later, freshman attacker Ryan McNeely (Gambrills, Md.) scored on a feed from Howell for a 3-0 lead.

The Bulldogs responded with two straight goals, Torkington set up Costello for the first goal, then scored the second on his own to cut the lead to one. Carnaggio scored an unassisted goal at the 8:12 mark to regain the two goal lead for the Knights.

An unassisted goal from senior midfielder Bob Chinn (Mooresville, N.C.), followed by goal from senior midfielder Dan Cook (Williamsburg, Va.) tied the game at four. Howell scored with 1:02 remaining in the period, giving St. Andrews a 5-4 lead going into the second period.

St. Andrews freshman midfielder Matt Wagner (Crownsville, Md.) scored a goal two minutes into the second period to give the Knights a two goal lead. The Bulldogs responded by scoring the next five goals, and nine of the next 10.

Williams and Hodsdon got the spurt started, scoring a pair of goals 24 seconds apart. Torkington took a feed from Hodsdon at the 6:59 mark for the fifth straight goal, giving Wingate a 9-6 lead. Howell scored with four minutes remaining to cut the lead to two going into halftime.

Williams scored two of the first four goals of the second half, while Costello picked up a goal and an assist. Wingate shutout the Knights 3-0 in the third period, taking a 12-6 lead into the fourth.

St. Andrews scored five of the gameís final six goals to cut the final margin to two. Junior midfielder Kyle Loda (Vienna, Va.) scored two goals, Carnaggio had a pair of assists and Howell had a goal and an assist in the late game spurt for the Knights.

Wingate held a 52-32 advantage in shots and a 27-24 edge in shots on goal. Wingate senior goalie David Suthers (Manassas, Va.) racked up 12 saves for the Bulldogs. Junior goalie Nate Hull (Millersville, Md.) had 13 saves for the Knights.

Wingate returns to action Wednesday, when they host Pfeiffer at 3:30 p.m. St. Andrews hosts Saint Michaelís College Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.