Devaney, Stanton Lead Cardinals Past Vassar, 13-8

Photo by Jonas Powell '18
Photo by Jonas Powell '18

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Niall Devaney '16 and Harry Stanton '18 scored three goals each to lead the Wesleyan University men's lacrosse team to a 13-8 non-conference road win over Vassar College Wednesday afternoon.

RECORDS
Wesleyan: 3-1
Vassar: 2-3

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Cardinals scored four goals in both the first and second quarters and held an 8-5 halftime lead, while outscoring the Brewers 5-3 in the final 30 minutes of action.
  • Devaney and Stanton each scored three goals and dished out an assist. Taylor Ghesquiere '18 added two goals, while Gus Greenberg '17, Lyle Mitchell '16, Colin Uyeki '19, Christian Barker '19 and Carter Hawthorne '19 all tallied one goal each. Ryan Flippin '18 led Wesleyan with two assists, while Ben Shively '18 posted a game-high three caused turnovers.
  • Vassar was led by JT Thomas, Noah Parson and Sam Houston-Read. Thomas tied a game-high with three goals, while Parson and Houston-Read each scored two apiece. Parson and Houston-Read also dished out two assists each, while Brandon DeStasio registered four ground balls.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS

  • It didn't take Wesleyan long to get on the board as Devaney put the visitor's ahead 1-0 at the 12:17 mark. However, Vassar evened the score seconds later when Thomas found the back of the net.
  • The Cardinals rallied with three unanswered goals from Devaney, Mitchell and Ghesquiere, respectively, to go up 4-1 with 4:47 to play in the first quarter.
  • In the closing seconds, Houston-Read cut the deficit to two as Wesleyan held a 4-2 advantage after the first 15 minutes of action.
  • Vassar went on a run of its own and scored three of the first four goals in the second stanza, and knotted the game at 5-5 at the 6:34 mark off a goal from Parson.
  • However, Wesleyan scored three-straight goals to close out the half.

SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS

  • The second half featured less scoring, with Vassar getting on the board first at the 12:12 mark to cut the lead to two, 8-6.
  • After roughly 10 minutes of scoreless action, Wesleyan got back on the board when Devaney and the Cardinals took advantage of their man-up opportunity.
  • They then tacked on another score at the :15 mark to go up by four – the largest lead of the game.
  • The Brewers scored two early goals to start the fourth quarter, as Thomas and Houston-Read scored at the 13:27 and 12:19 marks, respectively, to cut the deficit to two.
  • Despite the late rally, Wesleyan responded with three consecutive goals en route to the 13-8 win.

UP NEXT

  • The Cardinals return to the field Saturday, March 19 and will host NESCAC rival and No. 7 Middlebury. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m.