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Lacrosse gets revenge against Wingate, advances to DSC semifinals

SALISBURY, NC -- Third-seeded Catawba held off a late rally by Wingate University to defeat the visiting Bulldogs 15-14 in an opening round game of the Deep South Conference Menís Lacrosse Tournament on Tuesday afternoon at Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. The Indians will advance to a Friday semifinal to be held at Wingate. Catawba improves to 5-7 overall, while the Bulldogs fall to 3-9. Wingate held a 6-4 edge late in the first quarter, but a pair of Tribe goals tied the score at 6-6 after a period. Catawba would benefit from a Bulldog illegal stick penalty and scored three times on the man advantage to grab a 9-6 lead. The Tribe would hold a 10-8 lead at the half. Wingate cut the lead to a single goal as Nick Thomas (Atlanta, GA) tallied at the 11:22 mark of the third quarter, but Catawba answered with three straight scores, the last two by Kurt Green (San Diego, CA) to lead 13-9 at the 6:38 mark of the quarter. Wingate would slice the lead to 13-11 by quarters end on a goal by John Martin (Raleigh, NC) with just six seconds left. Green pushed the lead to 15-11 with consecutive Tribe goals, the last at the 6:25 mark. Wingate would rally as the Bulldogs got two goals in the final two minutes with Travis Rimert (Berwyn, PA) pulling the Bulldogs within 15-14 with 37 seconds left. Catawba won the face-off and following delay of game penalty on Wingate the Indians were able to run out the clock. Green had four goals and three assists to lead Catawba, while Jason Windett (Magnolia, DE) added three goals and four assists. Matt Riley (Baltimore, MD) also had three goals for the Tribe, who got 15 saves in goal from Frank Fish (Damascus, MD). Kyle Costello (Wilmington, NC) led Wingate with three goals, while Julio Diaz-Jane (Miami, FL) had a goal and three assists. SCORE BY QUARTER WINGATE (3-9) 6 2 3 3 -- 14 CATAWBA (5-7) 6 4 3 2 -- 15 Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists) Wingate: Diaz-Jane 1-3, K.Costello 3-0, Safarik 1-2, DiMartino 2-0, Thomas 2-0, Hodson 1-1, Martin 1-1, Manwaring 1-0, Bayliss 1-0, Rimert 1-0. Catawba: Green 4-3, Windett 3-4, Riley 3-0, Dolesh 2-0, Smith 1-1, Collier 1-0, Emory 1-0, Syring 0-1. Goaltending Min Allwd Saves W/L David Suther (W) 60 15 7 L Frank Fish (C) 60 14 15 W Shots: Catawba 64, Wingate 29. Ground Balls: Catawba 46, Wingate 37. Faceoffs: Wingate 21-31; Catawba 10-31. Man-up: Wingate 0-3; Catawba 4-8. Penalties-Minutes: Catawba 3-1:30; Wingate 8-8:00. #######

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