Wesley Drops CAC Contest to St. Mary's

DOVER, Del. - Both teams had to battle the elements as well as each other, but in the end it was St. Mary's (Md.) emerging with a 10-6 win over Wesley College.

The Seahawks (4-8, 3-4 CAC) took a 3-1 lead on a goal by Dennis Rosson with 1:12 left in the first quarter. Thirty seconds later, the game went into a weather delay due to lightning in the area.

When play resumed over an hour later, neither team scored until St. Mary's got a pair of goals in the final 3:05 of the first half to take a 5-1 lead through two quarters of play.

The Seahawks had stretched the lead to 6-1 before a goal by Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) cut the deficit back to four.

Three straight goals by St. Mary's extended the lead to seven before the Wolverines closed things with a 4-1 run.

Scott Brozey (Milton, Del./Cape Henlopen) had two goals and an assist to lead Wesley, while D'Alonzo scored twice. Defender Keven Lion (Westampton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) got his first goal of the season and added four ground balls.

Rosson had a game-high three goals, while Patrick Mull assisted on four of the Seahawks 10 goals.

Stu Wheeler had 10 saves for St. Mary's. Sean Mathews (Baltimore, Pa./Pennsbury) stopped eight shots for the Wolverines before giving way to Michael McGuigan (Middletown, Del./Middletown) for the final six minutes.

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Dover, Del. Four Seahawks put forth multiple-goal efforts as the St. Mary's College of Maryland men's lacrosse team posted a 10-6 Capital Athletic Conference victory over host Wesley College on a rainy Tuesday afternoon.

Senior attackman Dennis Rosson (Severna Park, Md./Severn) registered a hat trick for his first multiple-goal game since March 30 while junior attackman J.P. Lennon (Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) notched his third consecutive multiple-goal contest with two scores. Senior midfielder Bobby Cooke (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) added two goals as well while sophomore midfielder Patrick Mull (Fallston, Md./Fallston) matched his career-best with four assists.

The win put St. Mary's (4-8, 3-4 CAC) into a tie for fifth place with Hood College in the conference standings. The Seahawks travel to Hood on Thursday for the final league of the season at 4:00 pm. The winner of Thursday's game will be the fifth seed in the 2011 CAC Men's Lacrosse Championship Tournament while the loser will be the sixth seed.

St. Mary's boasted a 3-1 lead after the first period as Cooke and junior attackman Brendan Oster (Mt. Airy, Md./Urbana) found the back of the net for a 2-0 lead with 6:06 remaining in the quarter. Wesley got on the board at 4:08 with a goal by junior midfielder Scott Brozey (Milton, Del./Cape Henlopen). Rosson scored his first of three with 1:12 on the clock. Thirty seconds later, the game was delayed for nearly an hour due to lightning strikes in the area.

Once the game resumed, the Wolverine (5-10, 2-6 CAC) defense held St. Mary's scoreless for over 13 minutes until senior attackman Chris Becraft (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) finally broke through with an unassisted goal at 3:05. Lennon followed suit with his first of the day off a Mull assist. The Wesley attack was unable to penetrate Seahawk defensive line as St. Mary's headed into halftime with a 5-1 advantage.

The Seahawks outscored Wesley, 3-1, in the third to augment their lead to 8-2. Cooke struck first in the stanza but senior Justin D'Alonzo (Prospect Park, Pa./Interboro) scored the Wolverines' second goal at 8:35. Lennon and Rosson scored the final two goals of the period in a 46-second span.

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