Comeback Short at Marywood

Comeback Short at Marywood

SCRANTON, Pa. - Marywood scored twice in an eight second span late in the game to hold off Wesley College 8-7 in a game suspended from the day before.

The Wolverines (0-5) trailed 6-2 at halftime, but scored the only goal of the third period and three more to open the fourth quarter and tie the game at 6-6 with 4:49 to go.  William Roerden snagged the lead back for the Pacers (4-1) with 3:41 left and off the ensuing face off, George Downey fed Nicholas Parks for an 8-6 lead.  

The two teams started the day with Marywood holding a 3-1 lead with 12:49 to go in the first half after three lightning delays forced the teams to suspend the game on Saturday, March 13.

On Saturday, the Pacers scored the only two goals of the first period, but after a lightning delay between periods, Wesley cut the lead in half just 43 seconds after the teams resumed play, as Rob King (Howell, N.J./Howell) scored off a feed from Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park).  Nick Parks scored unassisted for the Pacers 25 seconds later to restore Marywood’s two-goal cushion just moments before the decision was made to suspend the game.

When play resumed Sunday, Wesley pulled to within 3-2 when Eric Crumbock (Levittown, Pa./Truman) benefited from another Pisacano assist with 11:44 left on in the half.  The goal proved to be the Wolverines' last of the period as Marywood stretched the lead to 6-2 at the break behind two scores from Parks and another by Joe LaBella.

Wesley's Jack Skeels (Roseland, N.J./West Essex Regional) took a Dan Tryon (Wilmington, Del./Salesianum) pass and scored his first goal of the game with 12:10 to play in the period for the third quarter.  The Wolverines opened the fourth quarter with goals by Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) and Skeels before Brad Bivins' (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) first of the year tied things at 6-6 with under five minutes to play.  Marywood fired back with its two quick strikes putting the game out of reach despite Skeels' third goal of the contest with 1:06 to go.

Marywood held a 40-29 advantage in ground balls and won 14-of-19 face offs.

Corey Bousquet (Ridge, N.Y./Longwood) stopped 14 shots for the Wolverines.  Skeels was the only player with more than one goal for Wesley.  

Parks finished with four goals and an assist for Marywood, while Downey won 14-of-15 face offs and had 15 ground balls.  Jesse Habich made 11 saves.

Wesley returns home to host Widener on March 20 at 7:00 PM.