Wesley Takes Down Oswego State

Justin D'Alonzo
Justin D'Alonzo

DOVER, Del. - Wesley College held Oswego State off the scoreboard for nearly 30 minutes during the first, second and third quarters en route to a 10-4 win.

The Wolverines (3-4) won the opening face off and held control of the ball for over five minutes before Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) put Wesley ahead with 9:59 to go in the first quarter.  Three minutes later, Tim Dougherty (Cape May Court House, N.J./St. Augustine Prep) took an assist from Tyler DiStefano (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) to make it 2-0. 

With just 1:24 to go in the first, Adam Jean got Oswego State (0-3) on the scoreboard.

Wesley added goals by D'Alonzo and Drew Hammer (Elkridge, Md./Long Reach) in the second period to take a 4-1 lead at the break. 

In the third period, D'Alonzo had a hand in all three Wolverine goals in the third quarter that stretched the lead to 7-1.  He scored with 11:14 remaining, assisted on Dougherty's score two minutes later, then scored again off an assist from Eric Crumbock (Levittown, Pa./Truman) with 3:24 to go. 

It was not until just over a minute later that the Lakers got their second score of the day when Brett Sarubbi found the back of the net to make it 7-2.

After a goal by Crumbock started the scoring in the fourth period, Oswego State scored back-to-back goals to make it 8-4.  Brad Teal scored with 8:27 left in the game and Mark Briggs added his only goal of the day 30 seconds later.

Wesley finished off the win with a pair of scores in the final minute.  Crumbock took an assist from D'Alonzo with just 52 seconds left and Dougherty scored with a man up situation with 37 seconds to play.

D'Alonzo had four goals and a pair of assists for six points.  Dougherty scored three times and Crumbock added two goals and an assist. 

Lever assisted on the Lakers' first three goals to finish with three points.

Sean Mathews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury) made six saves and added seven ground balls for the Wolverines.  Michael McQuarrie (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) won 12-of-16 face offs and tied Mathews for the team-high with seven ground balls.

Wesley outshot Oswego State 42-20 and held a 28-17 advantage on ground balls.

The Wolverines host third ranked Salisbury on Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 PM.