BUENA VISTA, Va. – Wesley College's men's lacrosse team defeated Southern Virginia University, 22-2 on Tuesday afternoon. The Wolverines (3-0) are off to their best start in program history whilethe Knights fall to 0-7.
The Wolverines scored the game's first 17 goals before Southern Virginia got on the board with 4:38 left in the third period. Wesley's Hunter Coho scored on an assist from Sam Seibert (1g, 5a) to close out the third period and the Wolverines outscored the Knights, 4-1 in the fourth as Drew Hammer (3g, 1a) beat the goalkeeper for two of his three goals on the day.
Mike Rakos scored three of his career-high six goals in the first period to lead Wesley to a 7-0 lead after the first 15 minutes. Jack O'Neill, who won 18-of-25 faceoffs and was credited with 13 ground balls on the day, also had a pair of assists in the first 15 minutes.
Seven different Wolverines tickled the twines for eight goals in the second period as Wesley took a 15-0 lead into halftime. Michael Balsamo (2g, 1a) was the lone Wolverine to score twice in the period, both coming unassisted and one which was on a man-down.
Rakos and Jack Redefer (2g) opened the second half with goals on assists by Seibert to open up a 17-0 advantage before SVU's first goal.
Looking to make it four-straight wins, Wesley will travel to Fort Mill, S.C, to take on Piedmont, in a 4 pm faceoff on Thursday, March 13.