Wingate vs. West Chester
March 8, 2002
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The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----Wingate University junior midfielder Drew Penny (Falmouth, Va.) scored two fourth-quarter goals to break a 6-6 tie and lead the Bulldogs to an 8-6 men's lacrosse win over West Chester (Pa.) University this afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field on the Wingate campus. West Chester is the number 10 team in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II top 10.

Wingate is 3-1 overall, while West Chester falls to 0-3 overall. Wingate opens Deep South Conference play Saturday, March 16, hosting Lees-McRae College for a 2 p.m. match. West Chester visits C.W. Post on the same day at 1 p.m.

Penny saved the best for last, as his two fourth quarter tallies were his only goals of the game. Penny's unassisted game-winner came at the 7:34 mark of the final frame. Penny added an insurance goal on an assist by sophomore attack Steve Maxwell (Media, Pa.) with 5:20 remaining.

Wingate led 4-1 after the first quarter, as Maxwell had his hand in three scores. He scored a man-up goal (assisted by Penny) with 5:35 left in the first period, then assisted junior mid-fielder Ian Hill (Rochester, N.Y.) on another man-up opportunity at the 1:10 mark. Maxwell dished out another assist to senior midfielder Josh Needle (Elbridge, N.Y.) with 52.5 seconds left in the opening frame.

The Golden Rams rallied to tie the game at four-all on a goal by sophomore midfielder Chris Sepesi with 12:32 to play in the third quarter. West Chester never led, as the two teams traded two goals each, setting the stage for Penny's heroics.

Wingate outshot West Chester 36-33. Wingate sophomore goalkeeper Jonathan Cofer (Kingwood, Texas) played the final 26 minutes, allowing only one goal. He had five saves. For WCU, sophomore netminder Tom Olehowski went the distance, notching 15 saves.