Wingate Shuts out Lees-McRae

Wingate, N.C.---Wingate first-year attack men Austin Murphy (Orillia, Ontario) and Tanner Kotch (Butler, Pa.) posted eight points each as the Bulldogs blanked Lees-McRae 27-0 in NCAA Division II men's lacrosse action Saturday at the Irwin Belk Track Complex turf field. Murphy had five goals and three assists, while Kotch had four goals and four assists.

Wingate improves to 3-1 overall, while Lees-McRae falls to 0-4 overall. The Bulldogs return to South Atlantic Conference play Wednesday, hosting Catawba College for a 3:30 p.m. contest. The Lees-McRae Bobcats visit Emmanuel (Ga.) College Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

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WINGATE, N.C. -- Lees-McRae fell to Wingate, 27-0, in nonconference action Saturday afternoon at the Irwin Belk Track Complex in Wingate, N.C.

The Bulldogs (3-1) cranked out 55 shots while a trio of players recorded at least four goals. The Bobcats (0-4) saw freshman Mike Gregory (Greensboro, N.C.) stop a career-high 18 shots.

Wingate's Tanner Kotch recorded two first-quarter goals while his team led 8-0 after the first quarter.

The Bulldogs dished out a nine-goal performance in the second quarter to take a 17-0 lead into intermission.

Austin Murphy notched consecutive goals halfway through the third while he paced the Bulldogs with five goals on the day.

Four different Bulldogs notched a goal in the fourth quarter.

Freshman Dominick Hamilton (Beech Mountain, N.C.) paced LMC with five faceoff wins and three groundballs. Senior Kyle Judge (Hampstead, Md.) led the team with four shots, while three other Bobcats amassed two each.

The Bulldogs churned out 19 shots in the first quarter while winning 25 faceoffs in the game.

LMC returns to action with a trip to Franklin Springs, Ga. to battle Emmanuel (Ga.) March 6 at 6:00 p.m.


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