Men's Lacrosse: Purple Raiders Earn Road Win over Wesley (Del.)

Senior Chris Daley (Photo by Roni Atkinson)
Senior Chris Daley (Photo by Roni Atkinson)

DOVER, Del. -- Mount Union men's lacrosse senior attackman Chris Daley (Wilmington, Del./Dupont) scored a season-high four goals in the Purple Raiders' 10-8 road win over non-conference opponent Wesley College Saturday afternoon. 

Daley was followed by fellow senior Derek Thomas (Erie, Pa./McDowell), who recorded three goals and one assist for the Raiders (2-1). Wesley's Nate Gemmato led the Wolverines with three goals as the Wolverines fall to 2-2 on the season. 

Junior Brent Greenberg (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) got the Raiders on the board early after scoring a goal less than four minutes into the first quarter. Wesley tied the game at one under two minutes later, but Daley responded with a goal 37 seconds after to give Mount Union a 2-1 lead. Freshman Sean O'Loughlin (Hudson/Hudson) tallied a goal, followed with another goal by Daley, to give Mount Union a 4-1 lead with 5:06 remaining in the quarter. The Wolverines notched a point in the final seconds, sending the teams into the second quarter with Mount Union ahead 4-2. 

The Raiders opened the second quarter with another goal by Daley, his third of the game, which was assisted by Thomas. Wesley recorded a goal at the 9:17 mark, but Daley found the back of the Wolverine's goal again, recording his fourth and final point of the game, to put Mount Union ahead of Wesley 6-3 at the break. 

Thomas and O'Loughlin each scored a goal in the third quarter, but Wesley's Gemmato and Adam Tewey did the same to keep the score within three points, 8-5, as the teams went into the final 15 minutes of play. 

Mount Union's Thomas found the back of Wesley's net twice in the fourth quarter to record his second and third points of the game. Although the Wolverines outscored Mount Union 3-2, the Raiders seized an 10-8 victory on the road. 

The Purple Raiders travel to Oberlin, Ohio on Saturday, March 11 for their next game against non-conference opponent Oberlin, beginning at 1 p.m.