Mars Hill Scores Twice Late to Take SAC Victory vs. Wingate

Mars Hill, N.C.---Mars Hill scored two goals in the final 62 seconds, taking a 15-13 South Atlantic Conference victory over visiting Wingate Saturday at the Ammons Family Athletic Center and Meares Stadium on the MHU campus. Lion junior midfield Anthony Malcolm (New Westminster, B.C.) scored the game-winner for the hosts.

Mars Hill is 5-6 overall and 4-2 in the SAC. Wingate is 6-6 overall and 1-5 in the SAC. The Bulldogs celebrate Senior Day Saturday, hosting Tusculum for a 3:00 p.m. SAC contest. The Lions step out of the league fray Wednesday, visiting Lees-McRae for a 4:00 p.m. start.

For Mars Hill, junior midfield Ryan Sage (Kelowna, B.C.) had six goals, while Malcolm and junior attack Jimmy McBride (New Westminster, B.C.) had three goals each. For Wingate, junior midfield Chase Watts (Winston-Salem, N.C.) had a career-high five goals. Bulldog sophomore attack Ryan Vogrig (Vancouver, B.C.) had three goals, while freshman attack Austin Murphy (Orillia, Ontario) contributed two scores and a team-best five assists.

Malcolm scored his game-winner with 1:02 to play, giving the hosts a 14-13 advantage. Mars Hill won the ensuing face-off, allowing junior attack Brian Pieklik (Kennesaw, Ga.) to score an insurance goal 30 seconds later. Pieklik had two goals Saturday.

The Bulldogs trailed 13-8 entering the fourth quarter. Wingate responded with five unanswered goals, tying the contest 13-13 on a Watts score with 5:47 to play. Vogrig had three of the five goals during the Bulldogs' rally. Murphy had four assists in the flurry, including the helper on the Watts tally.

2014-04-05



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