Ohio Wesleyan Pulls Away from Saint Vincent

Sophomore midfielder Pat Bassett (Naperville, Ill./North) scored 3 times during the third quarter as Ohio Wesleyan broke open a close game and went on to defeat St. Vincent in non-conference action on Tuesday at Selby Field.

The Bearcats took an early lead on Ryan Kearney's goal just over a minute into the action, but Ohio Wesleyan reeled off the next 4 scores, getting a pair of goals from junior attacker A.J. Pellis (Edmonton, Alberta/St. Francis Xavier) along with a man-up goal from senior attacker Shaun Crow (Darnestown, Md./The Bullis School) and a goal by sophomore attacker Colin Short (Jamesville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt)

St. Vincent pulled to within 4-2 on Will DeLanoy's goal in the final minute of the first quarter, and when Vinnie DeSantis scored just :35 into the second period, the Bearcats were within 4-3.

Bassett and sophomore midfielder Scotty Rosenthal (Boylston, Mass./Worcester Academy) answered with goals for the Bishops to restore the 3-goal margin, and the half ended that way, with Ohio Wesleyan holding a 7-4 lead.

Bassett added a score less than 2 minutes into the third quarter, then tallied again at the 11:31 mark.

The Bishops seized the momentum when junior defenseman Nathan Barnett (Columbus/Upper Arlington) raced upfield and scored shortly after the ensuing face-off, extending the Ohio Wesleyan lead to 10-4.

Short and Rosenthal added goals midway through the period, and the Bishops slammed the door with 5 goals during the final 4 minutes of the quarter, including a man-down score by freshman midfielder Spencer Schnell (Dublin/Jerome) along with goals by Bassett, Rosenthal, and senior defenseman Tony D'Abarno (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township).

Bassett and Schnell scored 4 goals apiece to lead the Bishops. Short finished with 3 goals and 2 assists, Rosenthal posted a hat trick, and Crow wound up with 2 goals and 4 assists.

Sophomore Stephen Ford (Worthington/Thomas Worthington) recorded 10 saves and senior Frank Weschler (Wilmette, Ill./Loyola Academy) had 1 save.

Kearney and Jake Dick scored 2 goals apiece for St. Vincent. Adam Gunter and Logan Hoffman combined for 11 saves for the Bearcats.

2011-04-20



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