BUENA VISTA, Va. - The Wesley College Men's Lacrosse team suffered a tough loss in their Capital Athletic Conference opener, falling 13-10 to CAC rival Southern Virginia on Wednesday night.
Jack Redefer finished with a team-high five goals. Sam Seibert continued his hot offensive start to the season, netting three goals and dishing off an assist for four points. Nate Gemmato registered three assists on the evening.
Gemmato went 9-for-18 in the faceoff circle, earning nine ground balls. Ben Mitzel registered the Wolverines' only caused turnover of the game. Cody Ireland finished the game with 16 saves between the pipes, but took the loss.
The Wolverines took a 2-0 lead in the first three minutes on goals from Seibert and Will Fingles but fell behind after SVU rattled off four straight. The Wolverines tied the game before the end of the quarter, but the Knights scored again with 2:29 remaining to make it 5-4.
In the second quarter, Redefer netted a pair of back-to-back goals, giving the Wolverines a 6-5 lead. Southern Virginia answered with a 4-0 run at the halftime whistle and took a 9-6 lead into the break.
In the third quarter, Wesley outscored the Knights 3-1 as they cut the deficit to just one goal, but the Wolverines could not finish their comeback in the final frame. Southern Virginia scored three times in the final period as the Navy and White were held to just one tally, giving the Knights a 13-10 win.
Wesley moves to 2-4 on the season and begins their CAC campaign with an 0-1 mark. The squad will return to action on Saturday, March 12 when they travel to Methodist.