Wolverines Explosive Third Quarter Leads to Victory

Wolverines Explosive Third Quarter Leads to Victory

IMMACULATA, Pa. - The Wesley College men's lacrosse team went into halftime deadlocked at 6-6, but outscored Immaculata 5-0 in the third quarter to distance themselves and earn their first win of the season, beating the Mighty Macs 12-10 on Saturday afternoon.

Jack Redefer led the team with five goals while Sam Seibert finished with three goals and a pair of assists. Nate Gemmato had a goal and an assist while scooping a game-high 11 ground balls. The midfielder was excellent in the faceoff circle as well, winning 15-of-19 draws. Nolan Vesey and Jason Berry each finished with two caused turnovers, tied for the team lead. Goaltender Cody Ireland made 10 saves to earn his first collegiate win in net.

The Wolverines opened the game with a pair of goals in the first three minutes, but Immaculata answered with three in a row to take the lead. Wesley scored twice before the end of the first quarter to take a 4-3 lead into the second period. Before the halftime break, Immaculata tied the game at 6-6 and the two squads went into halftime even.

In the third quarter, the Wolverine offense exploded for five goals, taking an 11-6 lead. Redefer netted the go-ahead goal to open the quarter and scored again a few minutes later. The Wolverines rode the momentum to score three more times, getting tallies from Seibert, Will Fingles and Joe Fingles to extend the margin. In the final period, Immaculata scored three straight to draw closer, making the score 11-9, but Seibert found Redefer for the dagger, making it 12-9 with 5:48 left. The Mighty Macs netted another goal before the end of regulation, but Wesley held on for their first win of the season.

The Wolverines improve to 1-2 on the season with their win and will return to action on March 2 when they take on Johnson and Wales in another non-conference game.