Virginia Wesleyan vs. York
February 18, 2012
The Game Story:
VIRGINIA BEACH -- One week after falling by a goal to the University of Mary Washington, the Virginia Wesleyan College men's lacrosse team faced a stiffer challenge in York College's Spartans.

But, the Marlins took it all in stride Saturday on Foster Field at the Trinder Center where Virginia Wesleyan posted an impressive 11-7 non-conference win over the team from Pennsylvania.

It was a senior-sparked effort as Adam Nycz (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois) led the Marlins with five goals and an assist, Travis Puls (Ellicott City, Md./Baltimore Mt. St. Joseph) added two goals and an assist and Brock Waddell (Windsor, Colo./Fossil Ridge) scored a pair of goals.

VWC (1-1) scored the first goal of the game and led 3-1 early in the second quarter, helped by goals by junior Andrew Adamson (Marriottsville, Md./Baltimore Mt. St. Joseph) and Waddell, before York (1-1) came on strong.

The Spartans scored three consecutive goals in the second quarter to move in front, taking a 4-3 lead on a shot by Tyler Hutson (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill) off a pass from Seth Krolus (Westminster, Md./Loyola Blakefield.

That turned out to be the only lead of the game for the Spartans however, as Waddell, Ryan McArthur (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron), and Nycz scored the first three goals of the third quarter to push Virginia Wesleyan in front 6-4.

York closed within a goal at 6-5, but the Marlins produced the next four goals, two each by Nycz and Puls, to open up a 10-5 lead with 8:50 remaining in the fourth quarter. York scored two of the final three goals of the game, but not enough to wipe out the deficit.

Sophomore Nick Pappas (Edgewater, Md./South River) aided the VWC cause with a pair of assists. Ian Shankland (Hampstead, N.C./John T. Hoggard) and Joe Papetti (Edgewater, Md./South River) recorded an assist each.

Hutson led York with three goals. Krolus tallied two.

Junior Corey Bauer (Lititz, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) sparked the VWC defense with 19 saves.

Virginia Wesleyan competes again on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Greensboro College at 1 p.m.