Salisbury vs. Franklin And Marshall
May 14, 2003
The Game Story:
Salisbury, Md - Midfielder Scott Simmons scored a season-high five goals, attackman Josh Bergey tallied four and Joe Tamberrino and Justin Smith added three each as #1 Salisbury downed #9 Franklin & Marshall 26-8 in the national quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Tournament Wednesday.

Salisbury (17-1) advances to the national semifinals for the 14th time overall and first time since 2000. The Sea Gulls will host the winner of Wednesday evening's Whittier vs. Hampden-Sydney game on Sunday afternoon. Franklin & Marshall closes its season with a 12-4 record.

Simmons scored twice and Tamberrino three times in the first quarter as the Sea Gulls built an 8-2 lead after one period. Salisbury extended its lead to 16-3 at halftime, fueled by two more goals by Simmons and individual markers from six other players in the second quarter.

Simmons opened the second half scoring with his fifth of the game at 13:44 of the third quarter and Bergey scored three times in the period as the lead grew to 20-6. Smith added his third of the game while Dan Boyer and Mike Ricucci each netted their second goals in the final quarter.

Senior Bryan Nolan led F&M with four goals, with senior Beau Smith adding two. Salisbury outshot F&M 52-26, including 30-11 in the first half. Salisbury's Dan Korpon finished with seven saves in 57 minutes of action, while Diplomats' starter Mike Sartorius finished with 10 saves in 50 minutes.

Salisbury set a new team record for most goals scored in a postseason game (previous mark 24 vs. Washington in 1994) while also running its all-time record against Franklin & Marshall to 6-0.