Wingate vs. Queens
March 31, 2004
The Game Story:
Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University men^s lacrosse team outscored Queens University of Charlotte 5-1 in the pivotal third quarter en route to a 12-7 Deep South Conference win Wednesday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field on the Wingate campus. The game was a study in (weather) contrasts, as the second quarter was played in a torrential downpour, while the third and fourth quarters were played under sunny skies.

Wingate improves to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the DSC. The Bulldogs snap a five-game losing streak with the victory. Queens is 2-8 overall and 0-4 in the DSC. The Royals have lost seven games in a row after opening the season 2-1 overall.

Bulldog redshirt freshman midfielder Paul Duggan (Wantagh, N.Y.) scored the game-winner with 42 seconds left in the second quarter. Duggan^s unassisted goal gave the hosts a 2-1 lead going into the locker room at halftime.

Duggan tallied the first goal of the third quarter at the 9:51 mark on an assist from senior midfielder Blake Taylor (Williamstown, Victoria, Australia) to put the hosts up 3-1. Queens freshman midfielder David Overberg answered at the 7:28 plateau to cut the Wingate lead to 3-2. Overberg was assisted on the play by freshman attack Alexander Tack.

Wingate responded in a big way, scoring six unanswered goals (five in the third quarter and the first goal of the fourth quarter) to put the game away. Wingate junior attack Matt DiMartino (Bay Shore, N.Y.) had two goals during the run, while Bulldog senior attack Steve Maxwell (Media, Pa.) contributed one goal and two assists.

Duggan led the Bulldogs with a career-high three goals. Maxwell was one of three Bulldogs with two goals. Maxwell and Taylor dished out two assists each. Wingate senior goalkeeper Jonathan Cofer (Kingwood, Texas) had 10 saves. He gave up six goals in 56 minutes.

Overberg and freshman attack Joshua Bryce had two goals each for the visiting Royals. Queens freshman goalkeeper Joel Heimbigner notched 16 saves. He allowed 12 goals. The Royals are a first-year program with 24 freshmen on their 28-player roster.