Dover, Del. - Wesley College (1-1, 1-1 CAC) scored six unanswered goals in the third and fourth period to defeat CAC rival Marymount (0-2) University in men's lacrosse 11-5. The victory marks the first win for the Wolverines' new head coach, Bill Gorrow.
Wesley struck first netting two goals in the game's first six minutes. Senior Matt Sewell (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon) put Wesley on the board with a goal at 11:20 and junior Brad Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) added another at 9:16. Smith led all scorers with five goals in the game, one game after dishing out four assists.
Marymount fought back with two goals just 1:03 apart to tie the score at two at the end of the first period.
Marymount took the lead at the 8:32 mark of the second period, but Smith scored his second goal of the game with 4:12 remaining in the half to knot the score at 3's.
Both teams traded goals in the second half with Wesley's Justin Thompson (Pasadena, Md./North East) scoring two for the Wolverines. Thompson added an assist late in the game to finish with three points for the game.
Knotted at five each, Wesley broke the tie for good on a Joe Trezza (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) goal, assisted by Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park).
Wesley scored the final five goals of the contest to cruise to victory. Pisacano added a goal at 13:19, Brad Bivins (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) scored at 11:52, and Smith added the final three goals to seal the win.
Wolverine goalie Jim McCleaft (Media, Pa./Sun Valley) made 6 saves in the victory. As a team, Wesley led in ground balls (39-31), outshot the Saints 38-20, and converted 18 of 20 clears.
Wesley defends home field on March 4 at 7:00 p.m. taking on Neumann College (Pa.).