Soccer (M)

Men's Soccer suffers first league loss at Wingate

WINGATE, NC -- The Wingate University men's soccer team scored three goals in the first 21 minutes of play en route to a 6-0 South Atlantic Conference win over Catawba College this afternoon at the Wingate University soccer facility. The Bulldogs improve to 6-4-1 overall and remain undefeated in league play at 3-0. Catawba falls to 6-4 and 2-1. Senior forward Ben Hill (Pensacola, FL) scored two goals for the Bulldogs, staking the hosts to a 2-0 lead on an assist from freshman forward Robert Dawson (Manchester, ENGLAND) at the 18:11 mark. Senior midfielder Paul Costick (Southampton, ENGLAND) opened the scoring at the 6:55 plateau on a penalty kick. Following Hill's goal, Dawson made it 3-0 on a nice give-and-go play from freshman midfielder Travis Myernick (Thornton, CO). After intermission, senior forward Tarik Guendouzi (Cardiff, WALES) took a Dawson pass in traffic and converted at 48:52. Hill made it 5-0 at the 58:19 mark on a close range goal from Guendouzi and senior defender Gary Curneen (Omagh, N. IRELAND). Freshman forward Steven Walsh (Cork, IRELAND) scored his first career goal at 78:46 (on an assist from Dawson) to finish the scoring. On the afternoon, Wingate outshot Catawba 20-7. Wingate junior goalkeeper Philip Poole (Newcastle, ENGLAND) earned his first shutout of the season, recording three saves. CATAWBA (6-4, 2-1) 0 0 -- 0 WINGATE (6-4-1, 3-0) 3 3 -- 6 SCORING SUMMARY W - 6:55 Paul Costick PENALTY KICK W - 18:11 Ben Hill (Robert Dawson) W - 20:50 Dawson (Travis Myernick) W - 48:52 Tarik Guendouzi (Dawson) W - 58:19 Hill (Guendouzi, Gary Curneen) W - 78:46 Steven Walsh (Dawson) Shots at Goal: Wingate 20, Catawba 7 Corner Kicks: Catawba 4, Wingate 3 Goalkeeper Saves: Wingate Philip Poole 3 Catawba David Durham 3, Matt Student (71) 3 Offsides: Catawba 0, Wingate 5 Cautions: C - Ry.Hudgins (7), Kent (32), Zimmerman (34), Crowe (73); W - Costick (18), Curneen (55) ATT: 273 #######

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