ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - Wesley College scored the game's first two goals, but St. Mary's (Md.) scored the next seven and went on to win 13-8 in the Capital Athletic Conference First Round.
The Wolverines (3-11) took advantage of an early Seahawk (9-5) penalty as Nick Pisacano (King's Park, N.Y./King's Park) scored 1:18 into the game on an extra man opportunity with an assist from Brad Smith (Glen Burnie, Md./Old Mill). Eric Crumbock (Levittown, Pa./Truman) gave Wesley a two-goal lead with a score with 7:16 to go in the first quarter.
St. Mary's caught fire near the end of the first, scoring seven times in less than eight minutes, beginning with a man up tally by Dennis Rosson with 1:11 to play in the period. Ryan Alexander and Chris Morihlatko each scored in the opening minute of the second quarter to put the Seahawks ahead 3-2.
JP Lennon scored on a man advantage with 9:27 left in the half to put St. Mary's ahead by five before Wesley got on the board with Crumbock's second goal of the half with 6:00 left in the half. Both squads scored once more before the end of the half to give St. Mary's an 8-4 lead at the break.
The Seahawks stretched the lead to six, 10-4, after a score by Brendan Oster with 8:44 on the clock in the third quarter. Wesley, however, scored three of the next four goals, including a pair by Pisacano, and cut the lead back to four, 11-7, entering the fourth period.
The Wolverines still trailed by just four, 12-8, after a Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) score with 11:45 to go in the game, but the St. Mary's defense limited Wesley to six turnover and only three shots over the remainder of the contest.
Pisacano scored three goals to lead the Wolverines. Crumbock also had three points in the game, scoring twice and assisting on another score. D'Alonzo matched Crumbock's two goals.
Matt Ryan (Tinton Falls, N.J./Red Bank Catholic) made seven saves in goal.
Billy Scheurer had three goals for the Seahawks, while Patrick Mull dished out four assists. Rosson added two goals and an assist and Michael Mules had two goals.
Albert Mitchell scooped up eight ground balls, while Peter Windsor added five for a St. Mary's team that held a 35-23 advantage in ground balls.
Stu Wheeler made three saves for the Seahawks in the first three periods before giving way to Pat Simpson at the start of the fourth quarter.