MLax 3-0 for first time since 2007 with 9-6 win at Wesley

MLax 3-0 for first time since 2007 with 9-6 win at Wesley

DOVER, Del. – Paced by four goals from sophomore midfielder Jeff Ocampo (Palm Coast, Fla./Mantanzas), the Ursinus College men’s lacrosse team improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2007 as the Bears defeated Wesley (0-4) 9-6 on Wednesday night in non-conference play.

Ocampo scored four goals and added in an assists, while senior midfielder Eric Farris (Pottsgrove, Pa./Pottsgrove) and senior attack Dan Monzo (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford) also scored two goals in the win. Farris added two assists.

Trailing 2-0 just 4:39 in, Ursinus scored five straight goals to take a 5-2 lead with 5:15 left in the third. Ocampo scored his first two goals, one with 9:07 left in the first, and his second with 12:16 left in the first half on an assist from Farris.

Ursinus scored two goals in the last 32 seconds of the half, as sophomore attack David Kraus (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) scored with 32 seconds left in the second for a 3-2 lead, followed by a goal form Ocampo with eight seconds left in the half for a 4-2 lead at intermission.

With 5:15 left in the third, Monzo scored on a goal from Farris for a 5-3 lead. Wesley would answer back, before Ursinus scored an extra man goal with nine seconds left as Monzo scored on an assist from Ocampo.

Farris scored his first goal with 9:58 left in the fourth for a 7-3 Bears lead. After Wesley added one with 4:51 left, Ocampo scored with 3:56 left, followed by a goal form Farris with 3:04 left for a 9-4 lead.

Freshman goalkeeper T.J. Magnani (Bear, Del./Saint Mark’s) had ten saves in the win, while Kraus picked up four groundballs.

Ursinus goes to Eastern on Saturday.