DOVER, Del. - Though the Wolverines came into the game with upsets on their mind, the Wesley College Men's Lacrosse team was unable to become a part of the March Madness, falling 18-5 to the sixteenth-ranked Frostburg State University Bobcats on Thursday night.
Sam Seibert made the Wesley offense go, contributing on all five of the Wolverine goals. The senior netted four of them, and assisted on the fifth with Nate Gemmato putting it away. Seibert also led the team with five ground balls and faceoff percentage, winning four out of eight draws. Eric Bohns and Nolan Vesey each gained a team-high three caused turnovers while made 13 saves, doing all he could to keep Wesley in the game.
The Wolverines came out from the opening whistle looking like a Cinderella story. Nate Gemmato won the opening faceoff and the Wolverines worked the ball to Seibert at the top of zone. The senior charged left and fired a rocket, beating the Bobcats' goalie top shelf to put Wesley ahead 1-0.
The tally marked Wesley's only first quarter score as the Bobcats went on a 9-0 run stretching into the second frame. Gemmato and Seibert scored back-to-back goals to cut the lead to 9-3, but the Frostburg offense netted four more before halftime to take a 13-3 lead into the break.
In the second half, both teams slowed the tempo by working the ball around the offensive zone for high-quality looks. Wesley's lone third quarter score came when Seibert bulldozed a defender shuffled to his right and fired a laser shot to make it 16-4. The senior netted his fourth goal in the final frame as Wesley fell to one of the nation's best.
The Wolverines move to 3-6 on the season with an 0-2 mark in Capital Athletic Conference play. The squad will return to action on Thursday, March 23 when they travel to Keystone College for their final non-conference tilt of the year.