Slow Start Dooms Wolverines

Nick Pisacano
Nick Pisacano

Box Score

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Mary Washington scored the first five goals of the game and held on for 14-12 win over Wesley College in Capital Athletic Conference action.

The Eagles (7-7, 3-3 CAC) scored five times in the opening 4:32 of play, including a pair of scores by Kohl Meyer.  The Wolverines (2-10, 1-5 CAC) quickly closed the gap with a 5-1 run started by a man up goal by Dan Skeels (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) with 4:38 left in the first period. 

Mary Washington stretched the haltime advantage back to three with a pair of scores in the final 1:37 of the first half, including one at the buzzer by Meyer that made it 8-5.

Wesley trailed by six after three goals by the Eagles to open the third quarter.  Goals by Nick Pisacano (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) and Eric Crumbock (Levittown, Pa./Truman) cut it to a four goal game at 11-7 with 6:06 left in the quarter.  But Mary Washington stretched it back to 13-7 with the final two scores of the period. 

Neither team scored for over six minutes to start the fourth quarter until Crumbock scored with a man advantage for Wesley with 7:50 to go in the game.  Goals by Brad Bivins (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) and Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) cut further into the lead before an Eagle goal by Harry Walker made it 14-10 with 58 seconds left. 

Wesley fought back with scores by D'Alonzo and Gabe Suto (Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney) in the final 22 seconds, but there was not enough time for the Wolverines.

Pisacano added three assists to his two goals for five points.  D'Alonzo scored three times and assisted on another score.  Skeels and Crumbock also had multi-goal games.

Michael McQuarrie (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) had five ground balls to lead the Wolverines. 

Three goalies split time for Wesley.  Sean Mathews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury) got the start, before Michael McGuigan (Middletown, Del./Middletown) replaced him and made eight saves in 31 minutes.  Matt Ryan (Tinton Falls, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) saw his first action as a Wolverine to close the game and stopped five shots in 23 minutes.

Meyer finished with a game-high four goals for Mary Washington.  Mark Bowler had three goals and two assists.  Ryan Motyka won 16-of-25 faceoffs and snagged 10 ground balls. 

Matt Prin went the distance in goal for the Eagles, making five saves. 

Wesley hosts Hood in its final regular season game on April 15 at 7:00 PM.