WINGATE, N.C. – Cory Schumacher had three goals and three assists to lead Wingate University past Young Harris College 12-6 in a non-conference men's lacrosse match Sunday (Feb. 16) afternoon at the Irwin Belk Track Complex turf field.
The Bulldogs improved to 1-0 while the Mountain Lions fell to 1-2. Young Harris returns home to the YHC Soccer and Lacrosse Field Saturday (Feb. 22) in a 4 p.m. contest against Tusculum College.
Wingate never trailed in the match as Schumacher and Steen Swedstedt gave the Bulldogs an early 2-0 lead. Matt Spadafora and Tyler Price sandwiched goals for the Mountain Lions around a Kevin Norman goal for Wingate as the Bulldogs held a 3-2 lead after the first quarter.
Norman tallied his second goal with 10:18 to play in the second quarter, helping Wingate take a 6-2 edge. Mason McBroom and Spadafora answered with goals for the Mountain Lions, cutting the visitors' deficit to 6-4 at intermission.
Wingate held Young Harris scoreless in the third quarter as Tanner Kotch and Schumacher posted goals to nudge the Bulldogs' lead to 8-4 after the third quarter.
Spadafora scored his team-best third and final goal (12:31) to start the fourth quarter, but the Mountain Lions would get no closer down the stretch.
After Young Harris scored a rare man-down goal (4:11) by Ryan Ningard, Wingate held the Mountain Lions at bay as they scored three unanswered goals.