Wingate vs. Mars Hill
April 5, 2003
The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University lacrosse team used a balanced scoring attack to defeat Mars Hill College 15-8 in Deep South Conference action Saturday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field. With the win, Wingate improves to 4-5 overall and 3-1 in the DSC. Mars Hill is 0-9 overall and 0-5 in the DSC.

Eight different players scored goals for the Bulldogs. Freshman attack Bryan Safarik (Vancouver, British Columbia) had three goals to lead the Wingate scoring. Senior attack Ian Hill (Rochester, N.Y.) made senior day a memorable one, contributing two goals and two assists. Junior attack Steve Maxwell (Media, Pa.) added one goal and three assists. Maxwell is one of the top scorers in NCAA Division II with 21 goals and 22 assists (43 points).

Wingate put together a 6-0 run (spanning the second and third quarters) to take a 10-3 lead on a goal by freshman midfield Ryan Aloisio (Cincinnati, Ohio) with 7:30 to play in the third quarter. Maxwell assisted on the play.

Mars Hill answered with a 5-2 flurry of its own, cutting Wingate's margin to 12-8 on an unassisted goal by junior midfield Dan Sandlin with 16.7 seconds to go in the third frame. The Lions would get no closer the rest of the way, as the Bulldogs held them scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Lion junior attack Sean Humphreys had three goals and one assist for the visitors. Sandlin added two goals, while junior midfield David Woodlief chipped in one goal and two assists.

Wingate outshot Mars Hill 40-25. Bulldog senior netminder John Klish (Matthews, N.C.) played 55 minutes, allowing eight goals. He had nine saves. Mars Hill sophomore goalkeeper Chris Kingston went the distance. He allowed 15 goals and recorded 14 saves.