Men’s Lacrosse Edged at St. Mary’s

Men’s Lacrosse Edged at St. Mary’s

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. – Wesley College's men's lacrosse team rallied from a two-score fourth quarter deficit to tie the score but St. Mary's scored the game's final two goals to defeat the Wolverines, 10-8 in Capital Athletic Conference action on Thursday afternoon at Seahawk Stadium. The loss drops Wesley to 4-3 overall and 0-2 in the CAC while St. Mary's moves to 4-5 on the year and 1-0 in league play.

Tied at six after three quarters of play, Brendan Steele tallied a man-up goal and Eric Simon scored his first of three fourth quarter goals to give the Seahawks a 8-6 lead with 9:54 left to play. Mike Rakos then cut the deficit in half for Wesley less than two minutes later with an assist by Jathan Mahaffey and James Moss tied the score at eight with an unassisted tally with 4:28 remaining.

Simon then scored his second goal of the game just over a minute later for the game-winner before adding an insurance goal less than a minute later. Wesley had a couple of scoring opportunities in the closing minutes but was denied twice by Zack Blewett, who stopped ten shots on the day.

Moss, Rakos, Patrick Lipari and Sam Seibert all scored a pair of goals for the Wolverines while Rakos also dished out an assist, tying him with Jack Redefer (3a) for a team-high three points.

Sam Kennedy made 15 saves for Wesley, who got four ground balls from Jack O'Neill and a pair of caused turnovers from Kyle Funk and Eric Bohns.

Wesley returns to action on March 29 when it travels to Arcadia for a 1 pm faceoff.