Wingate Scores 8 Unanswered to Down Lenoir-Rhyne

Wingate, N.C. -- Wingate scored eight unanswered goals over a 24-minute span to take a 15-6 DSC victory over Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin Field on the Wingate campus.

The Bulldogs are 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the DSC. The L-R Bears are 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the DSC. Wingate hosts number two Limestone College Wednesday night for the Graham Gill Memorial game. The first face-off is slated for 8:00 p.m. at the Wingate University Soccer Complex field.

Wingate sophomore attack Colin O'Donoghue (Cranberry Township, Pa.) led all scorers with five goals and four assists. Junior attack David Lee (Greensboro, N.C.) posted four goals, while sophomore midfield Garrett Kendall (Greer, S.C.) recorded three goals.

For Lenoir-Rhyne, freshman midfield Sam Ashton (New Market, Md.) had two goals. Freshman attack Robert Darrow (Fort Myers, Fla.) had one goal and a team-best two assists for the visitors. The Bears are a first-year lacrosse program.

O'Donoghue scored four of his five goals during the pivotal 8-0 flurry. He tallied an unassisted goal with two seconds left in the second quarter to start the run, giving the Bulldogs an 8-5 lead at intermission. Fittingly, O'Donoghue finished the outburst with his team-best 18th goal, giving Wingate a 15-5 advantage with 6:02 remaining.

Wingate outshot Lenoir-Rhyne 46-26. The Bulldogs took advantage of 11 Bear penalties to convert a season-high five extra-man opportunities. Lenoir-Rhyne scored one EMO goal in two tries. The Bears held a 14-10 advantage in face-offs.

Wingate junior goalkeeper Danny Dlugozima (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) earned his fourth victory of the season. In 47-plus minutes, Dlugozima allowed five goals and posted seven saves. Bulldog sophomore goalkeeper Mason Cook (Hollywood, Md.) finished the game. In 12-plus minutes, Cook gave up one goal and stopped two L-R shots.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior goalkeeper Patrick Stasio (Williamsville, N.Y.) took the loss. In 49-plus minutes, Stasio surrendered 14 goals and recorded 11 saves. Bear freshman goalkeeper Gus Brighton (Chapel Hill, N.C.) played the final 10-plus minutes for the visitors. He allowed one goal and notched two saves.


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