DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Lacrosse team played through the rain and wind on Wednesday evening, but fell to Arcadia University 15-5 in a game that was called with five minutes remaining due to lightning.
Jack Redefer and Joe Fingles notched two goals apiece while Hunter Coho added a tally. John Chenault led the way with two assists for the Wolverines while Nate Gemmato added one. Fingles, Gemmato, and defender Eric Bohns each recorded a team-high four ground balls. Bohns also led the team in caused turnovers with four. Cody Ireland took the loss in net for the Wolverines, earning seven saves.
Wesley dug themselves an early hole, falling behind 9-0 in the opening period before scoring with one second on the clock. John Chenault made a nifty cross-crease pass to Redefer who quick-sticked the ball past the Knights' goaltender, putting the Wolverines on the board.
In the second quarter the Wesley defense stepped up, allowing just one goal. Redefer scored his second goal just 38 seconds into the period. A few minutes later, Joe Fingles pressured the Arcadia defense on a clear forcing a turnover. The attacker scooped up the loose ball and fired at an empty net, bouncing it in to give the Navy and White their third score. After an Arcadia score, Gemmato found Coho in a gap in the defense. The midfielder turned and fired, beating the Knights goalie top-shelf for the score, making it 10-4 at the half.
Arcadia outscored the Wolverines 5-1 in the third, extending their lead to 15-5. The only Wesley tally came on a pretty passing play where the home team moved the ball quickly down the field on several turn-and-fire passes. After transitioning past nearly ever Arcadia defender, Chenault received the ball in the offensive zone in stride, slipping a nifty pass to Fingles who buried it for his second of the game.
The fourth quarter was a scoreless affair before the game was called with 5:01 left due to electrical storms in the area. The game was marked as official with Arcadia earning the victory with more than 75% of the game completed.
Wesley moves to 0-2 on the season and will continue searching for their first win on Saturday, February 27 when they travel to face Immaculata University.