Wesley Drops CAC Decision to Marymount

DOVER, Del. Wesley dropped a 9-6 Capital Athletic Conference decision to Marymount on Wednesday night at Scott D. Miller Stadium. The Saints improve to 8-3 overall and 1-2 in league play, while the Wolverines now stand at 5-4 and 0-3 in the CAC.

The game was neck-and-neck throughout as the game saw five lead changes in the first three quarters. Tyler DaSilva put Marymount on top first with a goal just 48 seconds in but Jack Redefer and John Chenault scored a pair of goals just over a minute apart to give Wesley a 2-1 lead with 7:15 left in the first.

Marymount then scored two-straight before Mike Rakos tied the score at three with just over a minute to go in the opening period. Both teams then scored twice in the second with Sam Seibert and Jathan Mahaffey rattling the cage to send the game into the half tied at five.

A goal by Drew Hammer with 8:28 left in the third was sandwiched between a pair of Saints tallies and Marymount blanked Wesley in the fourth to seal the victory.

Wesley controlled time of possession throughout the game, outshooting Marymount, 51-33 while holding a 51-33 advantage in ground balls. Derek DiGiovanni was a force for the Saints in goal, however, stopping 19 shots to earn the victory while Sam Kennedy stopped just seven shots for the Wolverines.

Kyle Funk played a major factor on the defensive end for Wesley, causing five turnovers and picking eight ground balls as Jack O'Neill won 14 of 19 faceoffs.

Jimmy Wendell and Chad Niegarth both had two goals to lead Marymount.

Wesley hosts CAC rival Frostburg State on April 5 at 12:00 p.m.

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Dover, Del. Marymount defeated Wesley 9-6 in Capital Athletic Conference road action on Wednesday night. With the win, the Saints earn their first CAC victory of the season, improve to 8-3 overall and 1-2 in league play.

The Saints' eighth win of the season is also the most in a campaign since 2001.

Chad Niergarth and Jimmy Wendell both led the Saints with two goals while Connor Kellogg, Matt Justice, Garrett Nealon, Nico Burns and Tyler DaSilva all added lone goals. Kellogg, Lance Bernecker and Kellen McCarthy all logged assists as well.

Both teams kept pace with each other the entire first half with neither team leading by any more than one goal the entire frame. In the second half, the Saints outscored Wesley (5-4, 0-3 CAC) 4-1 and shutout their hosts in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Defensively, Derek DiGiovanni hauled in 19 saves between the pipes for his eighth win of the season. He allowed just six goals on the night and held the Wolverines scoreless the final 23:28 of the game. Austin Miller was credited with three caused turnovers while DaSilva and Chris Madison collected five ground balls each.

Six different Wesley players scored a lone goal in the loss.

Marymount returns to action on Saturday as it hosts CAC newcomer Christopher Newport. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.

2014-04-02



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