Frostburg State vs. Wesley
March 31, 2012
The Game Story:
The Wolverines (2-7, 2-3) broke a 4-4 tie midway through the third quarter with a 3-0 run for a 7-4 lead with 7:47 to play in the fourth. The Bobcats (2-10, 0-4) scored two goals late in the fourth, but Wesley added one of it's own for the 8-6 final.

The Bobcats rebounded from an early 1-0 deficit with the final two goals of the first quarter for a 2-1 lead heading into the second. Sophomore Ryan Serio scored at 5:07 off a feed from freshman Devin Colegrove and fellow freshman Chris Rios handed the hosts a 2-1 lead at 4:20 with his 14 goal of the season.

Wesley then scored the next three goals for a 3-2 lead. Scott Brozey found the net twice in the second quarter that put the Wolverines ahead 4-2 at the half. The visitors opened third quarter play with a goal just 24 seconds into action.

Frostburg rebounded to tie the contest again, this time at 4-4 with 6:20 left in the third. Serio found Dowd at 8:06 to cut the score to 4-3, followed less than two minutes later when Serio scored off a pass from sophomore Britton Hoover to tie the game.

Wesley closed out the third with two goals and an errant FSU pass found it's own net at 7:47 in the fourth to give WC a 7-4 lead.

The Serio-to-Dowd connection worked for the second time in the half, this time with 5:13 left in the fourth, as Frostburg cut it to two (7-5) and tried to recapture some momentum.

Tim Dougherty scored to push Wesley's lead back to three, 8-5, less than a minute later (4:21).

Colegrove handed out his second assist of the afternoon when he found sophomore Ricky Kneebone for the game's final goal at 4:13. FSU attempted four shots inside the final two minutes, but couldn't find the cage to draw closer to Wesley.

The Wolverines, who snapped a three-game conference losing skid with the victory, held a 44-30 edge in shots and won 12-of-18 face-offs.

Meanwhile, the Bobcats picked up 53 ground balls, their second highest total of the season. FSU also capitalized on three of Wesley's seven penalties to tie a season-best mark with three man-up goals. Dowd's two second-half goals were with a man advantage while Serio took advantage of the game's third penalty to tie the game at 1-1.

Serio finished with two goals and two assists to tie his season-high of four points. Dowd finished with two goals while Colegrove had two assists. Freshman Alex Sharrer netted 12 saves in net.

Six different players scored for Wesley as Brozey led the charge with two. Matt Ryan made 13 saves to earn the win in goal while Michael McQuarrie won 12 face-offs.

The Bobcats return to the field this Wednesday when they host Marymount at 7:00 pm.