Men's Lacrosse Turned Away By Moravian, 16-4

Men's Lacrosse Turned Away By Moravian, 16-4

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Wells College men's lacrosse team posted a 16-4 loss to the host Greyhounds from Moravian College on Wednesday. With the defeat, Wells falls to 1-1 on the year while Moravian, competing in its first year of varsity play, earned its fifth win in six games.

Four different players scored a goal for Wells as senior Connor Jansen (Horseheads, N.Y.), sophomore Aaron Heisey (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), sophomore Tanner Mingen (Houston, Texas) and junior Nicholas Lewis-Antwi (Bronx, N.Y.) scored for the visiting team. Junior Alex Milliken (Hilton, N.Y.) notched two assists for Wells while causing two turnovers on the afternoon. 

Junior Cody Roberson (Lewisville, N.C.) reeled in six of his team's 27 ground balls and defenseman Brendan O'Connor (York, Pa.) forced the opposition into three turnovers, scooping up three ground balls. 

Jansen exited play on Wednesday tied with former teammate Daniel Munsell '13 atop the all-time career point scoring leaderboard. Through 38 games played, Jansen has registered 83 goals and 48 assists for 131 career points (83-48=131) and needs only one more point to secure the team record outright. 

Moravian led by an 8-0 margin through the first 15 minutes of action. Wells, however, used a man-up goal from Jansen to cut into the deficit, but the Greyhounds rattled off four-straight goals to take a commanding 12-1 lead into halftime. In the opening 30 minutes alone, Moravian out-shot the Express by a 31-to-9 margin and won all but two face-offs during that span. 

Down 13-1, Heisey netted an unassisted goal with 12:44 left in the third quarter for Wells' only strike of the stanza, but the Express would score the only two goals of the fourth quarter by either team as Mingen and Lewis-Antwi scored their team's third and fourth tallies, respectively.

James Carroll scored four goals for Moravian while David Fiumara and Mark Laratta notched three goals apiece. Laratta joined Rich Guerra for the team lead with seven ground balls – no player for the Greyhounds recorded more than one caused turnover. 

In total, Moravian outshot Wells by a 40-to-32 margin and held the decisive edge in ground balls, 49-to-27. The Greyhounds won 18-of-22 face-offs in the contest, but committed 28 turnovers as opposed to Wells' 19. The Express also were successful on 14-of-21 clears while the hosts turned the ball over eight times in 19 total clearance attempts. 

Wells will travel to Oneonta, N.Y. for a 1 p.m. contest with SUNY Oneonta this Saturday, Mar. 19 before returning home for a 4 p.m. showdown versus SUNY Geneseo on Tuesday, Mar. 22.