Wingate vs. Saint Michael's
March 18, 2005
The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----Saint Michael~Rs (Vt.) College junior
attack Brandon Kobelt tallied five goals to lead the Purple Knights
to a 10-7 men~Rs lacrosse win over Wingate University Friday
afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field on the
Wingate campus.

With the win, Saint Michael~Rs improves to 2-0 overall.
Wingate falls to 1-5 overall. The Bulldogs will host NCAA Division II
number two Limestone College in Deep South Conference action Thursday
afternoon at 3:30 p.m. The Purple Knights visit Bentley (Mass.)
College Wednesday night (7 p.m.) for a Northeast-10 Conference game.

The two teams battled to a 3-3 tie after two periods. In the
pivotal third period, the Purple Knights outscored the Bulldogs 4-1
to pull away. Kobelt scored three of his five goals in the crucial
third frame.

Kobelt gave the visitors the lead for good with the opening
goal of the second half. Kobelt tallied at the 12:39 mark of the
third period, scoring on an assist from freshman attack Gregory
Lazarus to give the Purple Knights a 4-3 lead.

Saint Michael~Rs led 7-4 after three periods. After an
unassisted goal by freshman attack Mike Boerma gave the Purple
Knights an 8-4 with 12:53 to go in the fourth period, Wingate
sophomore attack Bryan Safarik (Vancouver, British Columbia) scored
back-to-back goals to pull the Bulldogs within two at 8-6.

Safarik second goal of the half came with 7:48 remaining in
the fourth period. Wingate would get no closer the rest of the way.
Safarik led the Bulldogs with three goals on the afternoon. Bulldog
junior midfielder Chris Manwaring (Vancouver, British Columbia) added
two goals for the hosts.

In addition to Kobelt~Rs five goals, Boerma added two goals
and one assist for the Purple Knights. Saint Michael~Rs freshman
goalkeeper Jeff Hannon picked up the win in the nets. He tallied 22
saves.

Wingate freshman netminder David Suthers (Manassas, Va.) went
the distance in the goal for the Bulldogs. Suthers notched 14 saves.
Offensively, Saint Michael~Rs outshot Wingate 37-34 on the afternoon.