Salisbury vs. Catholic
March 4, 2005
The Game Story:
Salisbury, Md. - Since Jim Berkman took over as head coach of the
Salisbury University men's lacrosse team, defeating Capital Athletic
Conference foes has been the norm, not the exception. Friday's CAC
matchup with Catholic was no different as the two-time defending NCAA
Division III national champs started slow, but took care of business as
the Sea Gulls won their 65th consecutive league game under Berkman with
an 18-5 win over the Cardinals.

Catholic (0-1, 0-1 CAC) kept the contest close for the first 15
minutes, trailing 2-1. But the Sea Gulls (4-0, 3-0 CAC) scored four
goals in the first 3:45 of the second quarter to post a 6-1 halftime
lead and never looked back. SU outshot the Cardinals 30-12 in the second
half and 56-35 for the game to post their 33rd consecutive victory.

Salisbury, which improved its all-time record versus Catholic to 7-0,
was led by junior Dan Boyer's four-goal, two-assist performance. Junior
Chris Phillips added three goals, a pair of assists and two ground balls
and senior Justin Smith scored twice and added three assists. Eight
other Salisbury players scored one goal apiece.

Catholic was led by junior Terrence Kempf's three-goal, two-ground ball
performance. Junior Conor Kelly added two goals and an assist.

Sea Gull goalie senior Dan Korpon recorded the win. He worked 45
minutes, allowing just two goals, while stopping six shots. Senior Chris
Swierczek put in 12 minutes in goal, allowing three goals while
finishing with two saves. Sophomore Max Zarchin saved two shutouts in
three scoreless minutes.

Senior Andrew Couden took the loss in goal for the Cardinals. He worked
36 minutes, giving up 10 goals while saving 11 of 30 shots.

Salisbury will return to action Sunday when the Sea Gulls host Ohio
Wesleyan at 1 p.m. at Sea Gulls Stadium.