Saint Andrews vs. Wingate
April 1, 2009
The Game Story:
Laurinburg, N.C.----Wingate University redshirt senior midfield Mark Hodsdon (Hilton Head, S.C.) posted a team-best six points (four goals, two assists) as the Bulldogs rallied for a 14-9 NCAA Division II men’s lacrosse victory at St. Andrews Presbyterian College Wednesday afternoon.

The Bulldogs are 6-6 overall, while the SAPC Knights fall to 3-9 overall. Wingate returns to Deep South Conference play Saturday, hosting number eight Mars Hill College at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field. The first face-off will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Knights held a one-goal lead at halftime, but the Wingate Bulldogs scored eight straight goals in the second half en route to the victory. Hodsdon’s four goals led all scorers Wednesday. Sophomore Ryan Hoover (Arnold, Md.) recorded his third hat trick of the season to pace the Knights, who lost their fourth consecutive game of the 2009 season.

St. Andrews held a 47-33 shot advantage but Wingate freshman goalkeeper Danny Dlugozima (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) had a season-high 16 saves. Dlugozima (5-2) and the Bulldogs’ defense held the Knights scoreless for more than 18 minutes of game time during the critical 8-0 second half run.

Senior Kyle Loda (Vienna, Va,) and sophomore Fred Parsons (Glen Burnie, Md.) both had four points for St. Andrews. Loda netted a pair of goals, while handing out two assists. Parsons scored once and provided a game-high three assists.

The Knights scored the first two goals, but Wingate tied the game at 2-2 with the final two tallies of the first quarter. St. Andrews once again took a two-goal lead with the first two goals of the second frame but the Bulldogs knotted the score for the second time (five-all) with three of the next four scores. Loda then found the back of the cage with 74 seconds left to give the Knights a one-goal edge at the midway break.

Loda set up Hoover in the first minute of the second half before the two regional foes traded the next two goals. Wingate senior attack Greg Williams (Woodbridge, Va.) pulled the Bulldogs within one before SAPC sophomore Ryan Hauswirth (Crownsville, Md.) netted his lone goal midway through the third quarter to extend the Knights lead to two goals (8-6) for the fifth and final time.

Wingate registered the final three goals of the third quarter to take a 9-8 edge into the final frame. Hodsdon dead-locked the score at 8-8 with more than two minutes left in the third before senior midfield Evan Watts (Winston-Salem, N.C.) put the visitors ahead on an accurate shot with 2.4 seconds showing on the clock.

The Bulldogs pulled away with the first five goals of the final stanza. The flurry began with the only man-up goal of the afternoon scored by Wingate freshman midfield Bryan Bayliss (Lorton, Va.). Hodsdon scored two straight goals in the run and freshman midfield Derek Malone (Cookeville, Tenn.) capped the surge with his first collegiate goal.

SAPC held a 52-42 ground ball edge and won 17-of-27 total face offs. Young – who currently ranks third in the nation with 9.27 ground balls per game and 15th nationally with a .549 face off win percentage – won all 17 face offs for the Knights and grabbed a game-high 14 ground balls.

Hauswirth finished with one goal and one assist and senior Phil Hardy (Cincinnati, Ohio) scored a goal for a third straight game. Sophomore goalie Patrick Wade (West Windsor, N.J.) took the loss, allowing nine goals over the first 45 minutes while making four saves. Senior backup Nate Hull (Millersville, Md.) had three saves in the fourth quarter, but allowed five goals.

Wingate was one-for-three on extra-man opportunities while successfully killing its only trip to the penalty box. Senior Ryan Otterblad (Dumfries, Va.) supported Hodsdon with three goals and one assist.

Otterblad and Hodsdon were Wingate’s only multiple-goal scorers, as the visiting Bulldogs recorded goals from the sticks of nine different players. Sophomore attack Billy Mutton (Mechanicsville, Va.) chipped in with one goal and one assist. Williams was held to one goal on Wednesday. The senior currently ranks tied for 10th nationally with 3.0 goals per game.