Wesley College’s men’s lacrosse team gave their fans an exciting home opening win on Saturday when the team defeated the Rosemont College Ravens 12-9 at Drass Field.
Freshman Midfielder Kyle Mackall-Lloyd led the way with a hat trick in the game (three goals) and he also had three points, five shots, four shots at the goal and three ground balls.
Six other Wesley players scored goals in the win and they were junior midfielder Leo Kelly (1) , freshman midfielder Derek Hallock (1), freshman midfielder Jack Guzman (1), senior midfielder Zach Farnell (2), junior midfielder Adam Tewey (2) and sophomore midfielder Cody Loyd (2).
Eight Wesley players tallied multiple ground balls in the win and they were Kelly (4) , Guzman (2), Farnell (2), junior defender Nick Bruhn (5), Tewey (2), Mackall-Lloyd (3), sophomore goal keeper Dylan Sicca (4) and junior midfielder Tyler Lingenfelder (5).
Three Wolverines players caused multiple turnovers and they were Bruhn (8), Sicca (4) and Hallock (2).
Wesley’s goal keeper Dylan Sicca had a tough day but hung on as he allowed seven goals, had 19 saves, 26 shots and the earned the win in 56:43 minutes of play.
Sophomore Bryce Haraldsen came in for Wesley’s goal keeper Sicca and he allowed two goals, had two saves and four shots in 3:17 minutes of play.
Ravens & Wolverines Both Score In First Period
The first goal of the game came from Rosemont’s Ben Koszelak who scored a goal in a man-up situation which was assisted by Dylan Hummel.
Wesley would score their first goal of the game at 1:46 minute mark in the first period, as Kyle Mackall-Lloyd would be assisted by Adam Tewey. Mackall-Lloyd’s score would tie the game at one.
Wesley Scores Five In Second Period
The Ravens would start the scoring off in the second period with the team winning the face off and picking up the ground ball. The next play would be a goal from Sal Turelli who was assisted by Brandon Krausse. Turelli’s goal would give Rosemont a 2-1 lead with 14:32 left in the half.
Turelli was not done yet, as about a couple minutes later he scored his second goal of the game to increase the Ravens lead to 3-1 with 12:27 left in the period. Brandon Krausse would again assist Turelli on the goal.
Wesley’s silence ended at 9:07 minute mark when Adam Tewey was assisted on a goal by Derek Hallock which decreased the Ravens lead 3-2.
Two minutes later, Tewey was at again as he scored a goal which was assisted by Cody Loyd to tie the game at three with 7:03 left in the half.
Rosemont would answer back with a goal of their own, as Ben Koszelak scored his second goal of the game to give the Ravens a 4-3 lead with 5:39 left in the half.Dylan Hummel assisted on Koszelak’s goal.
Wesley’s next scoring drive started with Matt Burton winning the face off and Leo Kelly picking up the ground ball. The Wolverines would have a missed wide shot of the goal but then Kyle Mackall-Lloyd would hit his second goal of the game to tie the game up at 4-4 with 4:52 left in the half. Zach Farnell assisted on Mackall-Lloyd game tying goal.
The Wolverines next drive started as the team caused the Ravens to turn over the ball and then a shot at the goal would be saved by Rosemont. The next play would be Cody Loyd being assisted by Leo Kelly on a goal for Wesley to take a 5-4 lead with 3:15 left in the period.
Loyd was not done scoring yet, the midfielder would score his second goal of the game with four seconds left in the half to give Wesley a 6-4 lead going into halftime. Tyler Lingenfelder assisted Loyd on the goal.
Wesley Scores Three More Goals In The Third Period
Rosemont’s Ben Koszelak would score his third goal of the game to start the third period off which would decrease Wesley’s lead to 6-5. Koszelak’s goal was assisted by Sal Turelli.
Ravens Brandon Krausse got into the scoring action as he scored a goal which was assisted by Dylan Hummel to tie the game up at 6-6 with 13:39 left in the period.
Wesley’s next scoring would start with the team causing a Ravens turnover and it would be followed with Jack Guzman scoring a goal which was assisted by Adam Tewey. Guzman’s goal would give the Wolverines a 7-6 lead with 10:43 left in the third period.
Around the 4:40 minute mark, Zach Farnell would score a goal in the man-up situation which increased Wesley’s lead to 8-6.
Farnell would score his second goal of the game about a minute later which would give his team a 9-6 lead with 03:08 left in the third period.
Wesley Adds Three More Goals In Fourth To Seal Win
The fourth period started with Wesley’s Kyle Mackall-Lloyd scoring his third goal of the game which was assisted by Zach Farnell. Mackall-Lloyd’s goal would increase Wesley’s lead to 10-6 with 14:49 left in the game.
Around the 10:27 minute mark, Ravens would answer back with their own goal as Brandon Krausse scored his second goal of the game to decrease Wesley’s lead to 10-7.
The Ravens would score back to back goals as Ben Koszelak would hit his fourth goal of the game which assisted by Sal Turelli. Koszelak’s goal would decrease Wesley’s lead to 10-8 with 7:19 left in the game.
Rosemont would score their third straight goal of the game at the 06:30 minute mark, as Alex Hewitt would by assisted on a goal by Dylan Hummel to shrink Wesley’s lead to 10-9.
Wesley felt the Ravens breathing down their necks but it would only help the team realize it was time to put their opponent away and they did just that with two straight goals.
The first goal came at the 03:32 minute mark, as Derek Hallock was assisted on a goal by Leo Kelley to increase Wesley’s lead to 11-9.
The second straight goal came from Leo Kelly in a man-up situation which he was assisted by Nick Bruhn to help seal Wesley’s win to 12-9.
Wesley’s heads on the road to take on William Peace on March 6th at 1PM ET.
Saves: WC 21& RC 21
Turnovers: WC18& RC31
Face Offs Won: WC 4 -25& RC 21 -25
Shots:WC 48& RC44
Ground Balls:WC 31& RC 40
Clears: WC 28 -30 & RC 17 -21
Man Up: WC 1 -3 & RC2 -4
FO Violations: WC 3 & RC0