Lacrosse (M)

Lacrosse falls in regular-season finale

WINGATE, NC -- Wingate University freshman attack Chris Jans (Fallston, MD) had four goals and one assist, while fellow frosh attack Wes Smith (Kent Island, MD) added three goals and three assists as the Bulldogs defeated Catawba College 15-9 in Deep South Conference men's lacrosse action on Thursday afternoon at Irwin Belk Stadium and John R. Martin. Wingate, ranked 10th in NCAA II, improves to 7-4 overall and 3-3 in the DSC. Catawba falls to 5-7 and 1-5. Wingate bolted to a 4-0 lead and never looked back. Jans scored Wingate's first goal at the 14:25 mark on an assist from Smith. Down 4-0, Catawba got goals from Josh Maphis (Ocean City, MD) and Pat Huskins (Hillsborough, NC) to close within 4-2. Jans and Smith connected again with 8.5 seconds remaining in the first quarter to give Wingate a 6-3 lead after one frame. Three of Jans' four goals came in the first quarter as Wingate built an 8-5 halftime advantage. The Bulldogs gradually pulled away, as Smith scored two of his three goals after intermission. Maphis, Demetrius Chirgott (Funkstown, MD) and Mike Delabar (St. Louis, MO) had two goals each for Catawba. Tribe freshman goalkeeper Frank Fish (Damascus, MD) had 24 saves, while Wingate junior netminder John Klish (Matthews, NC) recorded 19 saves. Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists) Catawba: Maphis 2-2, Delabar 2-1, Chirgott 2-0, Huskins 1-1, Knapp 1-0, Dunnuck 1-0, Godfrey 0-1. Wingate: Jans 4-1, Smith 3-3, Penny 1-3, Morton 1-2, Hill 1-1, Maxwell 1-0, Needle 1-0, Brown 1-0, Diaz-Jane 1-0, DiMartino 1-0, Walton 0-1. Goaltending Min Allwd Saves W/L Frank Fish (CAT) 60 15 24 L John Klish (WIN) 60 9 19 W Shots: Catawba 39, Wingate 43 Ground Balls: Catawba 51, Wingate 57. Faceoffs: Catawba 12-27, Wingate 15-27. Man-up: Catawba 1-5; Wingate 1-3. Penalties-Minutes: Catawba 3-2:00; Wingate 6-5:00. SCORE BY QUARTER CATAWBA (5-7, 1-5) 3 2 2 2 -- 9 WINGATE (7-4, 3-3) 6 2 4 3 -- 15 1st Quarter (*Man-Up Goal) W-Chris Jans (Wes Smith), 14:25 W-Josh Needle (Wes Smith), 9:48 W-Lamar Morton (Drew Penny), 9:37 W-Steve Maxwell, 6:53 C-Josh Maphis, 5:54 C-Pat Huskins, 5:10 W-Chris Jans (Drew Penny), 5:02 C-Jeremy Knapp* (Josh Maphis), 3:07 W-Chris Jans (Wes Smith), 8.5 2nd Quarter C-Josh Maphis, 11:34 W-Wes Smith, 9:58 W-Ian Hill (Chris Jans), 9:27 C-Demetrius Chirgott (Mike Delabar), 8:01 3rd Quarter W-Wes Smith (Drew Penny), 11:28 W-Drew Penny, 7:35 W-Adam Brown (Matt Walton), 2:30 C-David Dunnuck, 1:41 C- Demetrius Chirgott (Pat Huskins), 39.3 4th Quarter C-Mike Delabar (Josh Maphis), 13:47 W-Chris Jans (Lamar Morton), 10:34 W-Matt DiMartino* (Ian Hill), 7:54 W-Wes Smith, 6:56 W-Julio Diaz-Jane (Lamar Morton), 1:13 C-Mike Delabar (John Godfrey), 22.2 #####

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