Offensive Outburst Leads to Win
CHESTERTOWN, Md. - Five different players scored as Wesley College dispatched Delmarva Peninsula rival Washington 5-1 in non-conference action.
After the Shoremen (3-10-1) tied the game at 1-1 in the 10th minute, the Wolverines (5-10-1) scored four unanswered goals to break open the match.
Kyle Long (Delaware, Ohio/Buckeye) opened the scoring with his team-high fifth goal of the year on a rebound off a shot by Nico Scarpato (Washington Township, N.J./Washington Township) in the fifth minute. But Washington's Justin Geho scored on a free kick just under five minutes later to knot the score at 1-1.
Wesley, however, added two more goals to carry a 3-1 lead into the half. Late in the 18th minute, Long sent a cross from the right side to Frank Buffa (Phoenixville, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) to tallied his fourth score of the year.
Nine minutes later, Joshua Chelleh (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) split two defenders in transition for a two-goal Wolverine lead.
Long added his second assist of the night in the second half when he passed the ball across the field to Chelleh for a quick flick to Kennon McMahon (Woodbury, N.J./Woodbury), who scored his first goal of the year.
Michael Monticchio (Middletown, Del./Middletown) finished the scoring with a blast from a loose ball inside the box right at the start of the 78th minute.
Both of Wesley's back up keepers saw action on the night. Brian Zuber (Wenonah, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) stopped one shot in 38 minutes, before Mark Mattern (Carney, Md./Kenwood) entered and made five saves over the remainder of the contest.
Long finished the night with a goal and two assists for four points, while Chelleh netted both a goal and an assist, as well.
Chris Phipps stopped eight shots for the Shoremen.
Wesley's five goals were the most for the team in almost exactly one year when the Wolverines defeated Richard Stockton 5-4 last October 21.
Wesley is back in action on October 23 at Frostburg State.