Saint Vincent vs. Ohio Wesleyan
April 18, 2012
The Game Story:
LATROBE (Apr. 18) - The Bearcats fell behind 14-0 in the first half and couldn't recover, dropping a 25-9 decision to visiting Ohio Wesleyan at Chuck Noll Field.

With the loss, the Saint Vincent men's lacrosse team falls to 3-8 on the season while Ohio Wesleyan improves to 10-3 this year.

The guests came out strong, building a 14-0 lead at the half behind eight first-half goals, including three each by AJ Pellis and Spencer Schnell.

After the intermission, the Bearcats struck twice within the first three-plus minutes. Senior Mike Diggs scored an unassisted goal 1:12 into the third quarter and sophomore Matt Mackey found the back of the net just over two minutes later to make the score 14-2.

Ohio Wesleyan answered back with a goal 13 seconds later by Pellis before sophomore Sean Kretovics recorded the Bearcats third goal on an assist by all-time points leader Will DeLanoy with 10:42 to play in the third quarter.

SVC scored back-to-back goals just 35 seconds apart following three Battling Bishops goals, as Diggs and DeLanoy each recorded tallies at 6:28 and 5:53. Freshman Nick Pensyl earned an assist on DeLanoy goal.

With 57 seconds remaining in the period, senior Marty Teynor registered his third goal of the season, unassisted, to make it 19-6. OWU scored with 14 seconds to play in the quarter to make it 20-6 headed to the final period.

The Bearcats posted three goals in the fourth quarter as Pensyl found classmate Bryce Pasquariello at the 11:17 mark before sophomore Pete McGee and classmate Cody Golon added scores with under a minute to go. Golon recorded the assist on McGee's goal and Teynor posted a helper on Golon's score, which came with one second left in the game.

On the day, OWU out-shot SVC, 52-24, and picked up more ground balls, 37-31.

Junior Adam Gunter suffered the loss in net, making eight saves in just over 58 minutes of action.

The Bearcats return to action on Saturday, Apr. 21, traveling to Bethany (W.Va.) for a 1 p.m. match-up with the Bison.