Florida Southern vs. Wingate
March 4, 2009
The Game Story:
Lakeland, Fla.----Wingate University redshirt senior midfielder Mark Hodsdon (Hilton Head, S.C.) had five goals and one assist to lead the Bulldogs to a 12-6 Deep South Conference victory over Florida Southern College Wednesday night at Bryant Stadium.

With the victory, the Bulldogs improve to 1-4 overall and 1-1 in the DSC. The FSC Moccasins fall to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the DSC. Wingate visits Belmont Abbey College Saturday at 2 p.m. Florida Southern hosts Grand Canyon (Ariz.) University Friday at 7 p.m.

The visiting Bulldogs blanked the Mocs 3-0 in the first quarter, taking a lead they would not relinquish. Hodsdon scored the final goal of the frame at the 5:21 mark on an assist from sophomore attack Billy Mutton (Mechanicsville, Va.).

Hodsdon scored two goals and added his only assist of the evening in the second quarter, helping Wingate take a 7-2 lead at intermission. Florida Southern got the deficit to four with 9:12 remaining in the third quarter, but the hosts would get no closer down the stretch.

Graduate student midfielder Mike Bayliss (Lorton, Va.) added three goals and two assists for the Bulldogs. Wingate senior attack Greg Williams (Woodbridge, Va.) had two goals. Mutton matched Mike Bayliss for team honors with two assists.

For Florida Southern, freshman attack Cason Heckle (Oviedo, Fla.) had three goals. He was the only Moccasin student-athlete with more than one point Wednesday night. Heckle’s second goal at the 9:12 plateau of the third quarter cut Wingate’s margin to 8-4.

The hosts had their chances, as Wingate committed 11 penalties. The Mocs could not capitalize, converting only one-of-12 extra-man opportunities. On the other hand, the Bulldogs were three-of-six in EMO situations Wednesday.

Wingate senior goalie Chad Watson (Wilmington, N.C.) earned the win, allowing only five goals in 45 minutes of action. Watson posted 10 saves. Bulldog freshman goalie Danny Dlugozima (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) played the fourth quarter, allowing one goal and recording four saves.

Florida Southern freshman goalie Andrew Almansberger (Orlando, Fla.) went the distance, giving up 12 goals in 60 minutes. He had six saves. Wingate outshot FSC 37-34. Moccasin graduate student midfielder Max Whipple (Lakeland, Fla.) won 17-of-21 face-offs against the Bulldogs.