2007 Men's Lacrosse News

Seven Wesley Lacrosse Players Earn All-PAC Honors

May 9 - Seven Wesley Men's Lacrosse players were named to the 2007 All-PAC Team. Freshman midfielder Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, NY), junior midfielder Justin Thompson (Pasadena, MD), and sophomore defenseman Kirk Waldie (Folsom, PA) were bestowed with 1st Team honors. Waldie also earn the "Push the Rock" Sportsmanship Award for the Wolverines.

Freshman attack Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ), sophomore longstick defender Joe Monroe (Newton Square, PA), and sophomore defenseman Glen Gale (Swarthmore, PA) each earned 2nd Team honors.

Rounding out the honors was freshman midfielder Brad Bivens (Dover, DE) earning Honorable Mention. Wesley finished the year with a 10-7 overall record, 7-2 in PAC games.

Men's Lacrosse Falls to Cabrini in Finals

RADNOR, Pa. (May 5) - The Cabrini College Cavaliers captured their fifth straight Pennsylvania Athletic Conference men's lacrosse championship with 16-0 win over visiting Wesley College Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the 14th ranked Cavaliers (15-2 overall, 9-0 PAC) advance to the NCAA Division III men's lacrosse tournament for the sixth straight season. Wesley ends the season at 10-7 overall and 7-2 in PAC play.

In the first half, junior Matt Conaway (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) collected three goals, sophomore Scot Reimer (Downingtown Pa., Downingtown West) added two and Casey Grugan (Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley) and Pat Jenkins (South Brunswick N.J./South Brunswick) added single tallies as Cabrini took a 7-0 lead. Jenkins goal, coming after a Cavalier timeout with 11 seconds left in the half, all but finished the Wolverines.

Cabrini went on a 7-0 run in the third period and coasted to the win to lock up their sixth PAC title in the last seven years and their sixth straight NCAA tournament berth. Cabrini has won the PAC title every year since 2001 except for 2002.

Conaway led the Cavaliers with five goals while Reimer ended with four. Grugan ended the day with three goals and three assists. Romanelli scored two goals while Pat Jenkins and Chris Luongo each added solo goals. Rob Tinsley, Jeff Moore and Steve Heaps collected assists. Kevin Quinn stopped four Wesley shots in the win.

Men's Lacrosse Looks to Dethrone Cabrini in Finals

The Wesley College men's lacrosse team looks to dethrone 7-time PAC Champions Cabrini College this Saturday, May 5 in the PAC Finals.  Wesley (10-6, 7-1) defeated Shenandoah University 24-4 last Wednesday in the semifinals.  Cabrini College (14-2, 7-0) defeated Eastern University 15-4 to get to the finals. 

This will be Cabrini's chance at their 8th consecutive PAC Championship.  Earlier this season Cabrini defeated Wesley 11-1 in Radnor. 

Wesley Men's Lacrosse Breeze to PAC Finals

Dover, DE - The Wesley College (10-6, 7-1) Men's Lacrosse team breezed past Shenandoah University (9-4, 5-3) in the PAC semifinals at Wolverine Stadium 24-4. Rob King (Howell, NJ) scored 5 goals and added an assist and Brad Bivens (Dover, DE) netted three goals and added 3 assists to help power Wesley to the PAC Finals. Wesley will meet six-time PAC Champions Cabrini College (13-2, 8-0) on Saturday, May 5th. As the higher seed, Cabrini will host the Wolverines.

The Wolverines scored the first six goals of the game, three by Justin Thompson (Pasadena, MD) in the first quarter. Thompson ended the game with four goals. Bivens scored his three goals in the second quarter as Wesley took a commanding 13-2 lead into half.

Wesley continued to dominate in the second half peppering the Shenadoah goal with 29 shots. Wesley outshot the Hornets 61-11 and held a sizeable margin in ground balls.

Goalie, Nick Allen (Owings, MD) got the win with out making one save.

Wesley Men's Lacrosse Continue Hot Streak

Dover, DE - The Wesley College (9-6, 6-1 PAC) continued to roll over conference rivals defeating Alvernia College (5-10, 2-5 PAC) today 15-4 at home. Wesley was led by Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, NY) who netted 5 goals and added 1 assist in the win.

Wesley jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to goals by 5 different Wolverines. Wesley did a good job of spreading out their offensive shots which totaled 40 by the end of the game. The Wolverines also held a large advantage in ground balls over the visiting Crusaders 53-34.

Wesley's offense continued to click in the 2nd quarter with 6 more goals to take a sizeable 11-1 lead into half.

Wolverine Luke Moeller (St. Leonard, MD) added three goals, two in the 2nd half to help power Wesley down the stretch.

Goalie Nick Allen (Owing, MD) get the win in goal, but he only faced 6 shots. Allen was subbed out in the second half for Evan Prittchard (Sparrows Point, MD) who gave up 3 goals on 12 shots.

Wesley will wait for seeding for the PAC Tournament scheduled to start next Wednesday, May 2. The Wolverines should be the #2 seed garnering a home game. If they win, the PAC Finals will take place on Saturday, May 5.

Wesley Men's Lacrosse Display Offensive Power

Immaculata, PA - For the second game in a row, the Wesley College (8-6, 5-1 PAC) rolled over a Pennsylvania Athletic Conference team defeating Immaculata College (0-9, 0-6 PAC) on the road 23-4.

Wesley's offense was led by freshman Rob King (Howell, NJ/ Howell) who netted 4 goals and added 3 assists for 7 points in the win.  Two other Wolverines earned 7 points on the day.  Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, NY/ Kings Park) had 3 goals with 4 assists, and Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ/ West Essex) added 2 goals and 4 assists.

Wesley used two goalies in the contest but neither saw much action as Immaculata could only produce 13 shots during the game.  Nick Allen (Owings, MD/ Calverton) got the start and made 1 save and allowed 1 goal.  Evan Pritchard (Sparrows Point) took over for Allen later in the game and made 5 saves and allowed 3 goals. 

It was a shooting gallery for the Wolverines as they hurled 55 shots at the Mighty Macs.

Wesley hosts Alvernia College on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 at Wolverine Stadium.  The game is the last regular season home game for the Wolverines.

Wesley Men's Lacrosse demolishes Neumann

Dover, DE - The Wesley (7-6, 4-1 PAC) Men's Lacrosse team had little trouble dumping conference mate Neumann (1-10, 1-5 PAC) 21-3 at Wolverine Stadium. Eleven different Wolverines netted goals for Wesley, including team high 3 goals from Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ/ West Essex). Skeels also added three assist to his point total.

Wesley wasn't challenged as they out shot Neumann 73 to 12. Wesley also held a large advantage in ground balls, 53 to 35, and was successful on 19 of 22 clear attempts.

The game was never in question as Wesley scored early and often. Junior, Jeff Montgomery (Gibsonia, PA/ Pine-Richland) added back to back goals late in the 1st quarter helping the Wolverines to a 8 goal lead.

Wesley used two goalies in the contests, but neither saw many shots. Freshman goal keep, Nick Allen (Owings, MD/ Calverton) made only 1 save in the first half of play.

Wesley is now 4-1 in Pennsylvania Athletic Conference play, which places the Wolverines in 2nd overall, just behind leader Cabrini who as of this date is undefeated at 5-0. Wesley finished it PAC schedule with two games this week. The Wolverines visit Immaculata (0-8, 04 PAC) on Wednesday, April 25, and then plays host to Alvernia (4-8, 2-3 PAC) for their final game of the regular season on Saturday, April 28, game time is 1:00 p.m.

Wesley Men's Lacrosse falls to Virginia Wesleyan

Virginia Beach, VA - Wesley College (6-6) fell to VA Wesleyan (9-4) in non-conference Men's Lacrosse action 14-6. Wesley was led by Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, NY/ Kings Park) who netted two goals and added two assists in the loss. Junior Justin Thompson (Pasadena, MD/ Northeast) added two goals and an assist for the Wolverines.

Wesley fell behind early in the game as VA Wesleyan scored 4 unanswered goals to close out the first period with a 5-1 lead. Thompson netted his second goal of the game at the 14:19 mark of the 2nd period. Pisacano followed Thompson's lead and scored his first goal at the 10:19 mark bring Wesley a little closer at halftime by the score 6-3.

VA Wesleyan shut the door in the second half by scoring 4 goals in the third while shutting out the Wesley offense. Wolverines Luke Moeller (St. Leonard, MD/ Calverton) and Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ/ West Essex) added goals in the fourth period.

Wesley goalie, Nick Allen (Owings, MD/ Calverton) made 8 saves in the loss, but saw 35 shots from VA Wesleyan. Wesley also fell behind in groundballs 42-27.

Wesley defends home field on Saturday, April 21 against conference rival Neumann College, 4:00 start time at Wolverine Stadium.

Coach Dave Reynolds Memorial Lacrosse Festival at Wesley College on April 21

9:00 a.m. - Newark vs. Campus Community (boys)

11:00 a.m. - Brandywine vs. Concord (boys)

1:00 a.m. - Caesar Rodney vs. St. Marks (girls)

4:00  a.m. - Wesley College vs. Neumann College (Men)

7:00 a.m. - Caesar Rodney vs. St. Marks (boys)

Men's Lacrosse tops Misericordia

Dover, DE - Wesley (6-5, 3-1 PAC) powered their way past an overmatched College Misericordia (2-7, 1-3 PAC) in men's lacrosse Saturday at Wolverine Stadium 12-2.

Wesley's Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ/ West Essex)led the Wolverines with 4 goals and 1 assist as Wesley built a sizeable 1st half lead at 7-0. Freshman, Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, NY/ Kings Park) added 2 goals and an assist in the win.

Wesley outshot the Cougars 49 to 29 and pickup up 53 ground balls to 37. Goalies Nick Allen (Owings, MD/ Calverton) and Evan Pritchett (Sparrows Point) combined to make 13 saves.

The Wolverines travel to Virginia Wesleyan on Wednesday, April 18th, then host Neumann College on Saturday, April 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Wesley Men's Lacrosse Crush Shenandoah
Winchester, VA - Wesley College (5-5, 2-1) got four goals a piece from Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ/ West Essex) and Rob King (Howell, NJ/ Howell) as the Wolverines demolish Shenandoah (6-2, 2-1) in PAC road victory 21-7. Wesley's Nick Pisacano (King's Park, NY, King's Park) also turned in a fine game for the Wolverines with 3 goals and 3 assists.

The game was dominated by the Wolverines from the start. Two goals by Skeels, one Jeff Montgomery (Gibsonia, PA/ Pine-Richland) and Pisacano helped Wesley build a 4 goal lead in the first quarter.

Pisacano and Skeel each added another goal in the second period as Wesley poured it on with 4 more goals to take a commanding 8-2 lead into half.

The Wolverines continued the barrage of offense netting 8 more goals in the third and 5 goals in the final quarter. King scored all but one of his goals in the second half. Wesley out shot the Hornets 59-24 and caused 40 Shenandoah turnovers.

Wesley defends home field on Saturday, April 14 against PAC foe College Misericordia at 4:00 p.m. at Wolverine Stadium.
 

Wesley Loses to Villa Julie, 13-8
Owings, MD - Wesley College (4-5, 1-1 PAC) traveled to face Villa Julie (7-2) in a non-conference match-up.  The Wolverines suffered a loss by a final score of 13-8.  After the first period the Wolverines were tied 3-3 with the Mustangs, but were dominated in the second quarter when the Mustangs scored 4 goals while the Wolverines scored none.  Wesley was led by freshman Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ/ West Essex) who scored 4 goals on the day.  Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, NY/ Kings Park) and Brad Bivins (Dover, DE/ Caesar Rodney) added 2 and 1 goal while adding 2 assists apiece.

The Wolverines were out shot 38 to 28.  Nick Allen (Owings, MD/ Calverton) had 14 saves on the day for Wesley.  The Wolverines will travel to Shenandoah University Wednesday, April 14 game time beginning at 4:00 PM.

Wesley Outpaces Eastern University in Men's Lacrosse
Dover, DE -  Freshman Luke Moeller (Baltimore, MD/Calverton) scored four goals to lead Wesley (4-4, 1-1 PAC) to a 13-4 drubbing of visiting Eastern University (2-5, 0-2 PAC) in Pennsylvania Athletic Conference play.

Wolverine Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, NY/ Kings Park) added three goals and an assist as Wesley took a commanding half time lead at 7-2.

Fellow Wolverines Brad Bivins (Dover, DE/ Caesar Rodney) and Dan Skeels (Roseland, NJ/ West Essex) combined for four goals and three assists to power Wesley through to a decisive victory.

Wesley travels to Villa Julie on Saturday, March 31 for a 3:00 p.m. game.

Strong Second Half Lifts Cabrini over Wesley
RADNOR, Pa. - Wesley College (3-4, 0-1) traveled to conference-rival Cabrini College (4-2, 1-0), falling to the Cavaliers by a final score of 11-1, in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.  With Wesley only down 2-1 at halftime, the Cavaliers blew open a close game by scoring 7 unanswered goals in the third quarter to take a 9-1 advantage and put the game out of reach for Wesley.

Jeff Montgomery (JR, Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) scored Wesley's lone goal, while Nick Allen (FR, Owings, MD/Calverton) turned back 19 shots in the loss for the Wolverines.

Wesley Wins in Overtime over Mt. Ida, 9-8
PROVIDENCE, Ri. - Wesley College (3-3) defeated non-conference opponent Mt. Ida College by a final score of 9-8 in overtime, in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon, at Providence College in Providence, RI.  Justin Thompson (JR, Pasadena, MD/Northeast) scored his 3rd goal of the game just 7 seconds into overtime for the game-winning goal, which was off an assist form Nick Pisacano (FR, Kings Park, NY/Kings Park).  Mt. Ida scored the tying goal in regulation with just 1 second remaining on the clock to force the overtime period.

Wesley goalkeeper Nick Allen (FR, Owings, MD/Calverton) had a solid game in goal posting 14 saves in the win.  Dan Skeels (FR, Roseland, NJ/West Essex) and Jeff Montgomery (JR, Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) both had 2 goals apiece, while Skeels also had an assist.  Pisacano and Brad Bivins (FR, Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney) both had 1 goal and 3 assists apiece in the effort.  The Wolverines had 40 shots and 41 groundballs in the game.

Wolverines Lose to Denison, 12-5
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (2-3) lost to non-conference opponent Denison University (3-1) by a final score of 12-5, in men's lacrosse action on Wednesday night at Wolverine Stadium.  Denison jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after scoring 4 goals in the first 4:30 of the game.  Wesley answered back as Jeff Montgomery (JR, Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) scored with 6:55 remaining in the first quarter.

Justin Thompson (JR, Pasadena, MD/Northeast) answered for the Wolverines with 13:20 to play in the 2nd quarter to bring Wesley within 2 at 4-2.  Montgomery then assisted a Brad Bivins (FR, Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney) goal to put Wesley behind 4-3.  Denison answered the Wesley run by scoring three unanswered goals to close the half, and go into halftime up 7-3.  The Big Red then scored with 4:55 remaining in the third quarter to go up 8-3, and Denison goalkeeper Alex Baruch (JR, Richmond, VA) posted 4 saves in goal to help keep the Wesley attack at bay.  The Big Red posted 3 straight goals to start the 4th quarter to put the game out of reach.

Bivins had 2 goals for the Wolverines, while Montgomery, Thompson, and Nick Pisacano (FR, Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) all had 1 goal apiece.  Wesley will travel to Providence College on Saturday, March 17th to take on Mt. Ida College at 4:00 PM.

Wolverines Lose 11-4 to Haverford
DOVER, De. - Wesley College (2-2) lost to non-conference opponent Haverford College (1-2) by a final score of 11-4, in men's lacrosse action on Friday afternoon at Wolverine Stadium.  Justin Thompson (JR, Pasadena, MD/Northeast) led Wesley with 2 goals, while Brad Bivins (FR, Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney) and Kirk Waldie (SO, Folsom, PA/Ridley) both added 1 goal apiece.  Jeff Montgomery (JR, Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) dished out 1 assist in the effort.

Wesley was out-shot 35-25 in the game, while Wesley had a 31-17 advantage in groundballs.  Wolverine goalkeeper Nick Allen (FR, Owings, MD/Calverton) had 18 saves in his first collegiate start in goal.

Wesley Tops Stockton, 10-6
POMONA, Nj. - Wesley College (2-1) rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat Richard Stockton (1-1) 10-6 in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon.  Nick Pisacano (FR, Kings Park, NY/Kings Park), Luke Moeller (FR, St. Leonard, MD/Calverton), Dan Skeels (FR, Roseland/West Essex) and Justin Thompson (JR, Pasadena, MD/Northeast) all scored two goals apiece.  Brad Bivins (FR, Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney) dished four assists for the Wolverines.  Wesley goalkeeper Jim McCleaft (JR, Brookhaven, PA/Sun Valley) registered 13 saves.

Steve Mazurek (Jackson/Jackson) led Stockton with three goals and an assist while Keith Bologno (Glen Gardner/Voorhees) handed out two assists.  Stockton goalie Ryota Ishikawa (Dayton/South Brunswick) made 10 saves for the Ospreys.

Mazurek scored two early goals to help Stockton build a 3-0 lead, but Wesley responded with four consecutive tallies for a 4-3 advantage after one period.  After Stockton tied the game at 4-4, Moeller, Pisacano and Thompson netted goals to put Wesley on top 7-4 and the Wolverines led by at least two goals for the rest of the game in the victory.

Wesley Falls in Close Game to #6 Washington
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Wesley College (1-1) lost to #6 Washington College (1-0) in non-conference men's lacrosse action on Wednesday night by a final score of 10-6, on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium.  Wesley fell behind early 3-0 after one quarter and went into halftime down 6-1.

After an early Washington goal to put the Shoreman up 7-1, the Wolverines scored three unanswered goals to start the second half.  Wesley's Dan Skeels (FR, Roseland, NJ/West Essex) scored with 11:05 remaining in the third quarter and Luke Moeller (FR, St. Leonard, MD/Calverton) answered with a goal of his own off an assist by Nick Pisacano (FR, Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) with 4:49 left in the third quarter.  Skeels then brought Wesley to within 3 at 7-4 with 12:00 remaining in the game off an assist by Brad Bivins (FR, Dover, DE/Caesar Rodney).

Both teams would go goal for goal the rest of the way for the final tally.  Skeels led Wesley with 3 goals and Moeller added 2 goals, while Pisacano had 1 goal and 2 assists on the night.  Washington out-shot Wesley 41-30 and held a 41-28 advantage in groundballs.

Thompson Scores 6 in Win for Wesley
DOVER, De. - Justin Thompson (JR, Pasadena, MD/Northeast) scored 6 goals and added 1 assist, as Wesley defeated non-conference opponent Farmingdale State University (0-1) by a final score of 19-8, in men's lacrosse action at Wolverine Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  Dan Skeels (FR, Roseland, NJ/West Essex) had an impressive rookie debut scoring 4 goals, while fellow newcomer Nick Pisacano (FR, Kings Park, NY/Kings Park) added 2 goals and 4 assists.  Luke Moeller (FR, St. Leonard, NY/Calverton) added 2 goals in the win.

Wesley jumped out to an early 3-1 lead after the first quarter and went into halftime up 9-3.  The Rams answered early in the third quarter as Ryan LaFlare (SR, Lindenhurst, NY/Lindenhurst) scored to put the score at 9-4.  Farmingdale would get no closer than 5 goals after another LaFlare goal with 9:40 remaining in the third quarter, putting the Rams down 10-5.  Wesley reeled off 6 unanswered goals to take a 16-5 lead with just over 12 minutes remaining to put the game away.

The Wolverines held a 48-18 advantage in shots and goalkeeper Jim McCleaft (JR, Brookhaven, PA/Sun Valley) had 8 saves in goal for Wesley.