Wingate vs. Queens
March 24, 2010
The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----The Queens University of Charlotte men’s lacrosse team finished the game on a 5-0 run to take an 11-5 NCAA Division II victory Wednesday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field on the Wingate campus.

The number nine team in this week’s USILA NCAA Division II top 10 poll, the Royals improve to 6-1 overall with their sixth straight victory. Wingate is 3-7 overall. The Bulldogs host Lees-McRae College Saturday at 3 p.m. (please note site and time change). Queens returns home to host St. Andrews Presbyterian College Saturday at 2 p.m.

Sophomore attack Corey Geroy (Horseheads, N.Y.) led the Royals with two goals and a game-high five assists. Freshman midfield/attack Jimmy Baker (Prince Frederick, Md.) had two goals, while reigning Conference Carolinas Player of the Week Brian Masterson (Toledo, Ohio) contributed one goal and one assist.

For Wingate, freshman midfielder Andy Olson (Wilmington, N.C.) had two goals to lead the Bulldogs. Bulldog sophomore midfielder Bryan Bayliss (Lorton, Va.), senior midfielder Angus Derbyshire (Thurmont, Md.) and junior attack Billy Mutton (Mechanicsville, Va.) had one goal each for the hosts.

Geroy had three assists in the first quarter as the Royals took a 4-1 lead after the opening frame. Mutton got the Bulldogs on the board, scoring an unassisted goal at the 10:18 mark to cut the Wingate deficit to 2-1.

Bayliss tallied his 11th goal of the season on an assist from sophomore attack David Lee (Greensboro, N.C.) to make the score 4-2 Queens with 10:07 remaining in the second stanza. Baker and Geroy scored goals to give the Royals a 6-2 halftime lead.

Olson and the Bulldogs made their move in the third quarter. Derbyshire got the rally going with an unassisted goal at the 8:31 plateau. Olson tallied an unassisted goal four minutes later to make the score 6-4 Queens entering the final frame.

The Laney High School product scored his second goal with 13:20 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut the Bulldog deficit to one. Olson’s unassisted goal would be Wingate’s last tally, as Queens finished the game with a 5-0 flurry.

The Royals got a slashing penalty on the second Olson goal, giving the Bulldogs a man-advantage for one minute. Queens won the ensuing face-off and scored nine seconds later on an unassisted goal by junior midfielder David Weise (Chesapeake Beach, Md.). Five different players scored goals for Queens during the decisive run. Baker and Geroy finished the scoring the game’s waning moments.

Wingate outshot Queens 37-31. The Bulldogs were zero-for-five in extra-man opportunities. Wingate is one-for-16 in EMO situations during its last two games. Queens won 14-of-20 face-offs Wednesday. Royals junior face-off specialist Joe Taylor (Auburn, N.Y.) won nine-of-13 face-offs.