Wingate vs. Wheeling Jesuit
March 14, 2003
The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----Wingate University junior attack Steve Maxwell (Media, Pa.) had six goals and four assists as the Bulldogs rallied for a 15-8 men's lacrosse victory over Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.) University Friday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field.

The Bulldogs pick up their first win of the season, improving to 1-4 overall. The Cardinals fall to 2-1 overall. Wingate opens Deep South Conference play Wednesday afternoon, visiting Pfeiffer University for a 3:30 p.m. game. Wheeling Jesuit travels to Mars Hill College Sunday for a 1 p.m. game.

Maxwell scored four of his six goals in the fourth quarter as Wingate exploded for 10 goals in the final frame. The Bulldogs trailed 7-5 entering the fourth quarter. Wheeling Jesuit senior attack Jeremy Johnson scored the Cardinals' final goal with 12:34 remaining, giving the visitors an 8-7 edge.

Wingate erupted for eight unanswered goals to end the game. Senior attack Ian Hill (Rochester, N.Y.) tied the game at eight (on an assist from Maxwell) with 10:17 to go. Freshman midfielder Ryan Aloisio (Cincinnati, Ohio) tallied the game-winner at the 10:03 mark.

The Bulldogs capitalized on extra man opportunities, scoring seven extra-man goals (in 13 tries). On the other hand, the Wingate defense stiffened when called upon, shutting down Wheeling Jesuit on seven-of-seven extra man opportunities.

Hill had four goals and one assist for the Bulldogs. Sophomore attack Andy Tyler (Hudson, Ohio) contributed one goal and two assists. For the Cardinals, junior attack Justin Snyder had three goals. Johnson added two goals and a team-best four assists.

Wingate outshot Wheeling Jesuit 35-26. Cardinal junior goalkeeper Nick Asmo had 15 saves, while Bulldog senior netminder John Klish (Matthews, N.C.) recorded 10 saves.