FREDERICK, Md. - Wesley College improved to 4-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference behind Brad Smith's (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) second 10 point game of the season in a 20-9 win at Hood College.
Smith and Nick Pisacano (King's Park, N.Y./King's Park) scored four goals apiece, while Smith added six assists to match his output in a win against DeSales earlier this season.
Smith aided on three straight Wesley goals in the first period as teh Wolverines (7-2, 4-1 CAC) took a 5-2 lead after 15 minutes of play. Wesley led 7-4 in the second before goals in the final 2:03 by Justin Thompson (Pasadena, Md./North East), Smith and Luke Moeller (St. Leonard, Md./Calverton School) sent the Wolverines into the intermission ahead by six.
The Wolverines scored seven times in the third quarter to extend their lead to 17-5 before Hood's (1-8, 0-3 CAC) Nick Spicer scored the final goal of the period to cut the lead to 11.
The two teams played even in the final quarter, scoring three times apiece.
Kirk Waldie (Folsom, Pa./Ridley) led the Wolverines' defense with 13 ground balls and three caused turnovers and also assisted on a pair of goals.
Joe Trezza (King's Park, N.Y./King's Park) scored three goals and added an assist. Dan Skeels (Roseland, N.J./West Essex), Thompson and Moeller each scored twice for Wesley.
Spicer and Kris Miner scored three goals apiece for the Blazers. Troy Hubbard had two goals, two assists and scooped nine ground balls. Hector Montoya won 16-of-28 face offs.
Jim McCleaft (Media, Pa./Sun Valley) played the first three quarters in goal and made four saves. Sean Matthews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury) made four saves in just under seven minutes, with Corey Bousquet (Ridge, N.Y./Longwood) stopping a shot in the remainder of the fourth quarter.
The Blazers' Nicholas O'Brien made 15 saves.
Wesley outshot Hood 56-27 and held a 53-39 advantage on ground balls. The Wolverines also killed all four Blazer man up chances, while converting 2-of-4 themselves.
Wesley will travel to its second nationally ranked conference foe of the season with a road trip to No. 2 Stevenson on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 PM.