DOVER, Del. – Wesley College's men's lacrosse team played tough with No. 13 Salisbury in the first quarter but the Sea Gulls still got the upper hand and defeated the Wolverines, 17-2, on Wednesday night at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Wolverines now stand at 5-4 with an 0-3 mark in the CAC while Salisbury improves to 8-4 overall and 4-0 in league play.
Wesley's defense kept Salisbury off balance through much of the first period, not allowing Salisbury to find the back of the net until the 7:55 mark of the quarter. The Sea Gulls were able to get two more goals before the end of the quarter and another to open the second until defenseman Eric Bohns ripped a shot past goalkeeper Connor Anderson with 10:12 remaining in the half.
Salisbury closed the half with five-straight goals and blanked Wesley, 6-0 in the third to take a 15-1 lead. The Sea Gulls then sandwiched a goal by James Moss off a John Chenault assist in the fourth to round out the scoring.
Josh Dean stopped 17 shots in the loss for the Wolverines who also got four caused turnovers and six ground balls from Bohns on the defensive end.
Jack O'Neill and Moss also grabbed four ground balls while O'Neill won 10-of-23 faceoffs.
Carson Kalama led Salisbury with five points on four goals and an assist while Nathan Blondino added a goal along with five assists.
The Wolverines host Mary Washington in CAC action on Saturday, April 4 at 1 pm.