DOVER, Del. - Wesley College's Brad Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) tallied four goals and six assists as the Wolverines pounded Neumann 24-4 in non-conference action.
The game did not start out one-sided, however. Justin Thompson (Pasadena, Md./North East) scored just over three minutes in and then assisted on Smith's first score with 8:22 to go in the first quarter. However, Steve Lis won the ensuing face off and charged in for a Knight (0-2) goal just seven seconds later to make it 2-1.
Less than another minute ticked off the clock before Dan Skeels (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) started a 6-0 Wolverine (3-1) run that broke the game open.
The first of Kyle Gardner's two goals briefly halted Wesley's momentum before five different Wolverines scored in an eight goal run to close the first half and open the third quarter for a 16-2 lead.
From there, the Wesley defense took over, holding Neumann off the scoreboard for the final 21:20 of the game en route to the Wolverines' third straight win.
Kirk Waldie (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) had 10 ground balls and six caused turnovers to pace the defense. Jimmy Colliflower (Westminster, Md./Westminster) picked up eight ground balls and forced seven turnovers.
In addition to Smith's career day, Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) beat the Neumann keepers for a career-high five goals. Joe Trezza (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) tallied seven points with four goals and three assists. Thompson, three goals and two assists, and Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park), one goal and four assists, each had five points in the win. Brad Bivins (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) had two goals and two assists for four points, while Skeels scored three times.
Jake Boulay started the game and saved a dozen shots for the Knights in the opening 40:27.
Jim McCleaft (Media, Pa./Sun Valley), Sean Matthews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury) and Corey Bousquet (Ridge, N.Y./Longwood) combined for just six saves in the win as the Wolverines outshot Neumann 55-19 and held a 54-27 advantage in ground balls.
Lis won 13-of-21 faceoffs for the Knights and had six ground balls.
Wesley will look to continue its winning ways when DeSales visits Scott D. Miller Stadium on Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 PM.