Wingate Wins 2019 South Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship

Wingate Wins 2019 South Atlantic Conference Men's Lacrosse Championship

WINGATE, N.C. – Wingate men's lacrosse capped off an impressive conference season with an 11-9 victory over nationally-ranked Queens on their home turf at Graham Gill Field. The nationally-ranked Bulldogs have now won their last seven games and claimed their third straight SAC Championship. 

In the first quarter, the Bulldogs were down 2-1 before adding four unanswered goals to end the period. Wingate led 6-5 at the half in the tightly-contested game. After a 14-minute scoring drought which saw Queens tie things up at seven, Josh Ferentinos scored a goal with 13:30 left in the game, a lead which Wingate would never relinquish. 

Individually, Joe Cooper led the Bulldog offensive attack with a hat trick, while Conor Gronbach and SAC Player of the Year Alex Llerandi netted a pair each. Tournament MVP Wyatt Weiseman won 15-of-24 face-offs and also contributed a goal to the cause. Defensively, Mike Dilegge caused three turnovers to go along with his three ground balls. Alex Cordero collected 10 saves and a team-high four ground balls. 

The NCAA Division II Men's Lacrosse selection show is scheduled to air on Sunday, May 5 on NCAA.com, which will determine the postseason fates of the SAC schools.

2019 SAC Men's Lacrosse All-Tournament Team

Eric Dickinson, Lenoir-Rhyne

Reese Scott, Catawba

Drew Flack, Queens

Anthony Valenza, Queens

Griffin Stechmiller, Queens

Joe Cooper, Wingate

Alex Llerandi, Wingate

James Houston, Wingate

Dominic Piazza, Wingate

Wyatt Weiseman, Wingate (MVP)

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