Salisbury vs. Eastern Connecticut
March 21, 2010
The Game Story:
SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 3-ranked Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team hosted its third-straight home game on Sunday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium and the results were even better than the previous games as the Sea Gulls came away with another victory and preserved their perfect record. Before a crowd of 485 spectators, Salisbury took down Eastern Connecticut State University by a score of 20-6. The 14-goal margin of victory is the Sea Gulls’ largest of the season so far.

It was clear from the first face-off that the maroon and gold came to play; they ripped 26 shots in the first half, racking up 12 goals in 30 minutes. Eastern Connecticut’s first and only goal of the half came in the second quarter with just 2:19 left to play, but the Warriors (3-2) had several opportunities to score. They took eight shots in the first half, but junior goalkeeper Johnny Rodriguez (Gambrills, Md.) made six clutch saves to maintain the Sea Gulls’ lead. Sophomore attackman Matt Cannone (Bayport, N.Y.) led the way for the Gulls (8-0) as he netted three of his team-high four goals in the first half.

The other Sea Gull to score four goals was senior midfielder Mike Von Kamecke (Winter Park, Fla.), who also dished out a team-high four assists to give him a career-high eight points on the day. Junior midfielder Shawn Zordani (Littleton, Colo.) was an integral part of Salisbury’s aggressive offense as he scored three goals on three shots; two of those goals came off of extra man opportunities for the Gulls. Defenders Spencer Smith (McMurray, Pa.), a junior, and Will Poletis (Baltimore, Md.), a senior, each notched their first goals of the season in the lopsided victory against the Warriors. The game marks the first time this season the Sea Gulls have passed the 20-goal threshold.

The Sea Gulls will open up conference play on Wednesday, March 24 as they take on Capital Athletic Conference opponent Wesley College at Sea Gull Stadium. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m.