DOVER, Del. - Wesley scored the game's first two and last two goals, but Ursinus outscored the Wolverines 9-2 in the middle of the game to escape Scott D. Miller Stadium with a 9-6 win.
Wesley (0-4) took advantage of two early penalties by the Bears (3-0) to jump ahead 2-0 in the game's opening 4:39. Dan Skeels (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) scored the first of his two goals with 12:03 left in the first, then Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) took a feed from Brad Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) three and a half minutes later. Ursinus cut the lead in half with 9:07 left in the first on the first of Jeff Ocampo's four goals for the final score of the period.
Ocampo tied it up with a man up goal with 12:16 left in the half and the score stayed that way until a pair of scores in the final 32 seconds by David Kraus and Ocampo gave the Bears a 4-2 lead heading into the half.
Ursinus scored the first goal of the third period, as well, before Tyler DiStefano (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) put a halt to the five goal run with a Wesley goal with 3:01 left in the period. Ocampo dished out an assist to Dan Monzo with a man advantage with just nine seconds left in the third to make the score 6-3 heading into the fourth quarter.
Ursinus stretched the lead out to 9-4 after an Eric Farris goal with 3:04 left, but late scores by Skeels and Joe Trezza (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) in the final minute cut into the Bears lead.
Skeels and D'Alonzo finished with two goals apiece for Wesley. Defensively, Ryan Morris (Clifton Heights, Pa./Upper Darby) caused four turnovers.
Corey Bousquet (Ridge, N.Y./Longwood) made his first career start and made 11 saves for the Wolverines.
Ocampo led all players with four goals and an assist, while Farris notched two goals and two assists. T.J. Magnani stopped 10 shots for the Bears, who held a 37-27 advantage on ground balls.
Wesley looks for its first win on Saturday, March 13 at Marywood.