Men’s lacrosse falls late at Immaculata

Photo by Too Ease Photography
Photo by Too Ease Photography

IMMACULATA, Pa. – The Wesley College men's lacrosse team were victims of a late fourth-quarter comeback on the road against the Immaculata Mighty Macs, dropping the contest 11-8 on Wednesday.

Wesley and Immaculata traded goals back-and-forth in the first frame. Will Fingles put Wesley up early before Brian Shultis of Immaculata scored a man-up goal five minutes later. Josh Wassum connected on a pair of goals with an Immaculata goal in between to put Wesley up 3-2 at the end of the first quarter.

Wesley stretched their lead to 6-2 in the second quarter behind goals by two goals by Joe Fingles and a goal by Will Fingles. Immaculata cut the lead in half with two goals before the end of the first half.

Immaculata opened the scoring 17 seconds into the second half but Wesley responded with two goals in the middle part of the third quarter. Chris Smith scored both of Wesley's goals in the third quarter 30 seconds apart behind assists from Zach Weitzel and Joe Fingles.

Immaculata took the momentum from Wesley in with six unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to steal the win away from the Wolverines. 

Josh Wassum, Joe Fingles, Will Fingles and Chris Smith each netted two goals for the Wolverines. Zach Weitzel recorded a pair of assists. 

On defense, Carlin Fernandez and Nolan Vesey each caused four turnovers while Wassum recorded three caused turnovers. Vesey and Matt Widdekind both picked up three ground balls in the loss. 

The Wolverines (1-1) hosts the Mount Union Purple Raiders in their 2018 home opener on Saturday. Opening faceoff from Drass Field at Scott D. Miller Stadium is set for 2 p.m.