NEWARK, Del. - - After a slow, error-filled start to the contest, the No. 16 ranked Wilmington University men's lacrosse team got in a rhythm and went on to defeat Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference foe Felician, 22-3, on Wednesday afternoon at the WU Athletics Complex.
In the win, Wilmington sophomore Logan Stinson broke the 100-point plateau which also broke the program's all-time record for points, now standing at 104 for his career. He surpassed Dylan McCleaft's mark of 99 career points from 2018-19.
The game started with 18 combined turnovers in the first quarter, with the Wildcats (7-3, 3-0 CACC) committing eight. The teams traded the first two goals of the game and then TJ Caton and Jimmy Cava scored back-to-back goals to go up 3-1. The teams traded goals once again to round out the first quarter with the Wildcats leading, 4-2.
The Wildcats cleaned up their act starting with the second quarter, as they went on to outscore the Golden Falcons (5-6, 1-3 CACC), 5-0, in the quarter. There were 16 turnovers in the second quarter, with the Wildcats only committing five. Logan Stinson scored the first goal of the quarter with 8:45 to play but then the Wildcats didn't score again until 2:24 showing on the clock. They finished with four goals in the final two minutes. Giovanni Marino, Stinson, Keeshawn Bell, and Marino again were the goal scorers to put the Wildcats up, 9-2, at the half.
The game turned in the third, as the Wildcats scored eight unanswered goals to make it 14-straight by the end of the third. Giovanni Marino scored three goals in the quarter while Jimmy Cava scored twice. Jake Copio, TJ Caton, and Miles Crouse all scored as well.
Caton opened the fourth quarter with a goal before John Greene got in on the action with his second goal of the season to make it 19-2. Felician scored with 11:48 to play to stop the run at 16 straight Wildcat goals. Jake Copio scored back-to-back goals before Joe Delgado found the back of the net for the first time in his career to cap the scoring.
Giovanni Marino led the way with five goals and an assist while TJ Caton had four goals and an assist. Logan Stinson and Jimmy Cava had three goals and three assists each in the game while Jake Copio finished with three goals and two assists.
The Wildcats take to the road but remain in CACC play for their next contest, as they head to Dominican on Saturday for a game under the lights. The opening face-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.