Farmer Brothers Lead No. 10 Mars Hill Past Wingate

Mars Hill, N.C.---Mars Hill College brothers Danny and Tyler Farmer (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) combined for seven goals and four assists as the No. 10 Lions defeated Wingate University 13-7 in Deep South Conference action Saturday afternoon at the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium on the MHC campus.

With the victory, Mars Hill improves to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the DSC. Wingate is 4-9 overall and 1-3 in the DSC. The Bulldogs will host Catawba College for Senior Day Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. The MHC Lions step out of the league fray to visit Queens University of Charlotte Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m.

A senior attack, Danny Farmer had two goals and a team-high four assists. A junior midfield, Tyler Farmer posted a season-high five goals for the Lions. The Farmers were not a two-man gang. Lion senior attack George Hastings (Severn, Md.) notched a pair of goals and three assists. Junior attack Eric Benesch (Bloomingdale, Ontario) recorded two goals and the same number of assists. Sophomore goalie Dylan Price (York, Pa.) played 57:12 for MHC and made six saves.

Wingate senior midfield Angus Derbyshire (Thurmont, Md.) and freshman midfield Derek Watts (Winston-Salem, N.C.) had two goals each for the Bulldogs. Derbyshire added an assist. Redshirt sophomore midfield Travis Barrett (Andover, N.J.) led the Bulldogs in assists with two. Sophomore goalie Danny Dlugozima (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) played the entire contest in the net for Wingate and made 14 saves.

MHC outshot the Bulldogs 41-17 and won the ground ball battle 42-27. The Lions won 16 of 24 face-offs. Neither team scored on extra-man opportunities. Wingate was zero for three, while the Lions went zero for five.

Lion sophomore midfield T.J. Cowx (Delta, British Columbia) scored the first goal of the game at the 9:45 mark before Wingate sophomore midfield Bryan Bayliss (Lorton, Va.) tied the game 24 seconds later. Mars Hill then scored three unanswered goals to lead 4-1 at the end of the first quarter of play. MHC won the second frame 3-2 to take a 7-3 advantage into the locker room at the intermission.

Wingate edged the Lions 3-2 in the third quarter, thanks to two goals by Watts. MHC put the game away in the last quarter by outscoring the Bulldogs 4-1 to make the final tally 13-7. Tyler Farmer scored two of those final quarter goals.


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