Wesley Falls in Dramatic Finish

Rob King
Rob King

Box Score

DOVER, Del. - York (Pa.) scored twice in the final 3:26 to pick up a 15-14 Capital Athletic Conference win over Wesley College.

The Wolverines (2-8, 1-3 CAC) had entered the fourth quarter trailing 12-9, but quick goals by Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park), Jack and Dan Skeels (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) tied it up with 11:46 to play. 

Josh Gamble took the lead back for the Spartans (7-5, 4-0 CAC) with 9:08 to play. That lead lasted just 10 seconds, however.  Michael McQuarrie (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) won the ensuing face off and long pole Keven Lion (Westampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) picked up the ball and darted down the middle of the field for his first goal of the year to tie it at 13-13.

Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) followed with a score at 4:31 left to give Wesley its first lead in nearly 30 minutes.  But York answered back with a tally from John Powell just over a minute later and Ryan McNicholas put in the game winner wtih 2:17 to play. 

Wesley had a chance to tie it at the end.  Ken McDonald (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) caused a turnover and picked up a ground ball with 10 seconds left.  The Wolverines quickly cleared the ball and Dan Skeels uncorked a shot with just one second to play that sailed just wide.

Wesley had taken a 3-0 lead to open the game.  D'Alonzo and Dan Skeels scored with a man advantage and Pisacano scored in the final 28 seconds for a three goal lead after the first period. 

The Spartans' offense came to life in the second quarter, however, with eight goals as York (Pa.) took an 8-6 lead into the half. 

Dan Skeels led the Wolverines with four goals.  D'Alonzo found the back of the net three times, while Pisacano and Rob King (Howell, N.J./Howell) each had two goals and an assist.  Brad Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill) assisted on three goals.

McDonald led the defense with three caused turnovers.  McQuarrie won 14-of-23 face offs.  Sean Mathews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury) made 10 saves and had five ground balls.

Gamble led all players with five goals.  Travis Atwell forced three turnovers.  Chris Collins had five ground balls and six saves.

Wesley hosts No. 3 Stevenson on Saturday, April 10.