Ryan Mackintosh, Staff Writer
The Wingate Bulldogs men’s lacrosse team is hoping to take advantage of some home field advantage throughout the South Atlantic Conference tournament here at Graham Gill Field this weekend.
The Bulldogs, 9-5 overall and 7-1 in the SAC, are hosting the Final Four of the Tournament this weekend. Wingate had a bye round in the quarterfinals by earning the No. 2 seed in the conference.
The team has caught fire at the right moment, winning five straight heading into the tournament, the most recent win coming in a close battle on Saturday, a 10-9 home victory over Queens, which is the tournament’s top seed.
Wingate plays No. 3 seed Lincoln Memorial University (14-3) today at 1:30 p.m., a rematch which had the Bulldogs winning 11-10 on March 31.
“Everybody is ready and excited to play LMU again and I think we have a pretty good chance of going to the championship,” said senior Marc James.
Junior Christian Hall added, “We just don’t want the year to end.”
The Wingate-LMU winner will play the winner of the semifinal game between Queens and No. 4 Lenoir-Rhyne for the championship on Sunday.