DOVER, Del. – In a tale of two halves, the Wesley College men's lacrosse team dropped a Capital Athletic Conference matchup against Mary Washington, 17-7, on Saturday afternoon at Scott D. Miller Stadium. Both teams are now 5-5 overall while the Wolverines are 0-4 in the CAC compared to 2-3 for the Eagles.
Wesley led 3-0 after the first quarter as Nate Gemmato, Jack Redefer and James Moss found the back of the net. Redefer also assisted on Gemmato's game-opening goal with 10:20 left in the first quarter. Sam Seibert also scored 5:45 into the second to give the Wolverines a four-goal lead but after the teams traded scores, Mary Washington closed out the half on a 4-0 run to tie the game at five going into the half.
The Eagles outscored Wesley, 6-1 in both the third and fourth quarters to take the win. Mary Washington tallied the first two goals of the third quarter before Joe Fingles scored on a loose ball scrum with 10:15 left in the period but once again UMW answered with four-straight to close the period and take a 11-6 advantage.
Moss scored an unassisted goal with 9:31 remaining in regulation but that was all the Wolverines could muster.
Redefer led Wesley with four points on two goals and two assists while Eric Bohns and Kyle Funk caused three turnovers apiece. Bohns and Redefer also led the team with five ground balls each as Josh Dean stopped 11 shots in 48-plus minutes of action.
Greg Smith led all players with two goals and six assists for the Eagles.
The Wolverines will go on the road for three-straight CAC games starting with York (Pa.) on Wednesday, April 8 at 2 pm.