LA PLUME, Pa. - The Wesley College Men's Lacrosse team earned a lopsided victory over Keystone College on Wednesday night, beating the Giants 17-7 in their final non-conference game of the season.
Wesley had 11 different players register a point as they rolled to the victory. John Chenault led the way with three goals while Nate Gemmato and Sam Seibert each recorded two goals and two assists. Hunter Coho netted a pair of goals and dished off an assist. Will Fingles, Zach Farnell, and Jack Redefer each finished with two points on the night.
Cody Ireland made 12 saves to earn the win in net and also scooped up a pair of ground balls on the evening. Eric Bohns led the defense with five caused turnovers and scooped up six ground balls. Redefer created pressure on the Keystone defense, forcing three turnovers and earning five ground balls on the attacking side of the ball. Nate Gemmato was the squad's top faceoff man, winning 8-of-14.
Wesley jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first 12 minutes, scoring at will against the Giants. Seibert, Chenault, Coho, and Farnell each lit the lamp in the first quarter to give the Wolverines an early lead. Farnell's was the first of his Wesley career. Keystone responded with a pair of goals in the final minute of the frame to make it 4-2.
The Giants struck again in the first minute of the second period, narrowing the gap to 4-3, but Wesley responded with back-to-back goals to jump back out to a 6-3 lead. Keystone scored again but Jeremy Armann answered with 42 seconds remaining to make it 7-4. On the final play of the first half, Keystone made it a two-goal game with a score as time expired.
The Wolverine offense broke the game open in the third quarter, outscoring the Giants 7-1 to take a 14-6 lead. During the rally, Jason Berry netted his first goal of the season as the squad pulled away. Wesley controlled the ball and outscored their opponent 3-1 in the final quarter to ice the win.
Wesley moves to 4-6 on the season and will resume Capital Athletic Conference play when they travel to St. Mary's to take on the Seahawks on Saturday.