SALISBURY, Md. - Randolph-Macon scored five straight goals in the second half to break open a close game and send Wesley home with a 13-7 loss in the Wolverines home opener.
Drew Hammer's (Elkridge, Md./Long Reach) first goal as a Wolverine (0-1) put Wesley to within 8-6 with 3:31 to play in the third quarter. But the Yellow Jackets (1-0) scored once in the closing seconds of the period, then added four more to open the fourth, building a 13-6 lead with 9:38 to play.
Wesley finally got back on the board with 1:38 left in the game with a tally by Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro), his third of the evening.
D'Alonzo was the lone multi-point scorer on the evening for Wesley.
Face off specialist Michael McQuarrie (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) won 11-of-18, scooped up eight ground balls and dished out an assist.
Defensively, Keven Lion (Westampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) had three caused turnovers in front of keepers Michael McGuigan (Middletown, Del./Middletown) and Sean Mathews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury), who each played a half. McGuigan had four saves and five ground balls in the first half, while Mathews stopped two shots and forced two turnovers in the final 30 minutes.
Taylor Wicke paced Randolph-Macon with three goals. Tyler Midwinter and Tim Rowe each had two goals and an assist, while Justin Butler scored twice as well.
Jason Crawford stopped 10 shots in the win and also led the team with seven ground balls.
Wesley will try to bounce back when Gwynedd-Mercy visits Scott D. Miller Stadium on February 26.