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Lacrosse falls on controversial goal

SALISBURY, NC – Wingate senior Drew Penny (Stafford, VA) scored a controversial goal with 2:20 remaining to lift the Bulldogs to a 10-9 win over host Catawba in Deep South Conference lacrosse action on Thursday night at Frock Field. With the win, the Bulldogs even their mark at 6-6 overall and claim second place in the DSC with a 5-1 record. Catawba falls to 6-6 and 4-2. Both team will host a first round tournament game on Tuesday.Penny’s goal capped a three-goal rally by Wingate, which trailed 9-7 with seven minutes remaining. Andy Tyler (Hudson, OH) scored a man-up goal at the seven minute mark and Sean McElroy (Columbia, MD) scored a man-down goal to tie the score at 9-9 with 5:50 left. Penny’s game-winner appeared to have hit the crossbar and bounded away, but was ruled to have went inside the goal. Catawba had built an early 4-1 lead, but Wingate would answer with three straight to knot the score before Jason Windett (Magnolia, DE) gave the Indians a 5-4 advantage with 1:40 to play in the half. Jeremy Knapp (Hagerstown, MD) put the Tribe up 6-4 just 49 seconds into the second half, but the Wingate reeled off three straight to take its first lead at 7-6 on a goal by Ian Hill (Rochester, NY) with 9:38 left in the third quarter. Catawba responded with three goals of its own, the final two by Matt Riley (Baltimore, MD) for the 9-7 lead with 14:02 remaining. Wingate then scored the final three goals. Hill, Maxwell and Penny each had a pair of goals for Wingate, while Windett and Riley tallied twice for Catawba. Hill and Maxwell had a pair of assists. SCORE BY QUARTER WINGATE (6-6, 5-1) 1 3 3 3 -- 10 CATAWBA (6-6, 4-2) 2 3 3 1 -- 9 1st C Keith Nolan 10:02 W Ian Hill (Steve Maxwell) 8:15 C Chris Khatri* (Justin Blum) 3:39 2nd C Josh Maphis (Jeremy Knapp) 13:20 C Jason Windell (Khatri) 6:28 W Drew Penny* (Hill) 5:28 W Maxwell (Blake Taylor) 3:47 W John Martin 3:15 C Windett 1:40 3rd C Knapp 14:11 W Maxwell (Penny) 12:37 W Chris Manwaring (Maxwell) 10:28 W Hill (Taylor) 9:39 C Blum (Pat Huskins) 7:49 C Matt Riley 4:59 4th C Riley (Windett) 14:02 W Andy Tyler* (Hill) 7:00 W Sean McElroy 5:59 W Penny 2:20 * Man-Up Goal Composite Scoring (Goals-Assists) Wingate: Hill 2-2, Maxwell 2-2, Penny 2-1, Taylor 0-2, Martin 1-0, Manwaring 1-0, Tyler 1-0, McElroy 1-0. Catawba: Windett 2-1, Riley 2-0, Knapp 1-1, Khatri 1-1, Blum 1-1, Maphis 1-0, Nolan 1-0, Huskins 0-1. Goaltending Min Allwd Saves W/L John Klish (W) 30 5 6 Jonathan Cofer (W) 30 4 8 W Frank Fish (C) 60 10 13 L Shots: Catawba 37, Wingate 30. Ground Balls: Catawba 34, Wingate 40. Faceoffs: Catawba 15-22, Wingate 7-22. Man-up: Catawba 1-7, Wingate 2-8. Penalties-Minutes: Catawba 9-8:00, Wingate 8-6:30. #######

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