DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Men's Lacrosse team knew that Wednesday night would be the last time the nine-member senior class would suit up in their careers. The emotion of the night seemed to fuel the Wolverines as they earned an 11-9 victory over Capital Athletic Conference rival Marymount University.
The seniors carried the team to the victory, with Cody Ireland making 12 saves with a ground ball and a caused turnover while Sam Seibert led the scoring with four goals and two assists. Nate Gemmato went for three goals and three assists while senior Jack Redefer scored twice. Hunter Coho added a goal and an assist while John Chenault scored for the Wolverines as well. Nolan Vesey earned a team-high five caused turnovers while Joe Fingles scooped a squad-best four ground balls.
Wesley began the game in a 2-0 hole as Marymount scored twice in the first four minutes, but the Wolverines answered with three straight goals. Seibert, Redefer, and Gemmato each scored to make it 3-2 with 3:16 remaining. After another Marymount score, Seibert and Gemmato each netted another goal in the final 90 seconds on the first quarter giving Wesley a 5-3 lead after the first frame.
Redefer netted the team's only man-up goal in the second quarter to make it 6-4, but Marymount scored two in a row to tie the game at 6-6 with 3:53 left. Just 15 seconds later, John Chenault answered with a score to give the Wolverines a 7-6 lead heading into the halftime break.
In the third quarter, Hunter Coho and Sam Seibert exchanged pleasantries as one assisted the other and vice versa on the Wolverines' two goals in the frame. Marymount scored three though and the two teams went into the fourth quarter deadlocked at 9-9.
Sam Seibert broke the tie just 40 seconds into the fourth quarter, scoring off of a Gemmato assist to make it 10-9. His goal held as the game-winner as the Wolverine defense shut down the Saints and Gemmato added an insurance goal with 3:18 remaining to seal the win for the Navy and White.
The victory capped the Wolverines' regular season with a 5-11 record and a 1-7 mark in CAC play. The squad will graduate nine seniors, but return several key players for next season.