Salisbury vs. Gettysburg
April 3, 2005
The Game Story:
Salisbury, Md. * The two-time defending NCAA Division III national champions
were thrown a scare when No.9-ranked Gettysburg College closed to within 6-5
of Salisbury University at the 6:24 mark of the third period Sunday. But the
No.1-ranked Sea Gulls showed why they now have a 39-game winning streak by
outscoring the Bullets 7-2 over the final 21:24 to capture a 13-7
non-conference win at Sea Gull Stadium.

The victory improves Salisbury's record against ranked teams this season to
3-0 as the Sea Gulls improved to 10-0 on the season. Gettysburg fell to 5-3,
snapping a three-game winning streak.

Eight different Salisbury players scored in the contest. Juniors Mac Chase
and Dan Boyer each scored three goals, senior Casey Olejniczak added a pair
and junior Chris Phillips (1g, 2a), seniors Justin Smith (1g, 1a) and Bryan
Bradford (1g, 1a) along with sophomores Matt Dasinger (1g) and Luis Gonzalez
(1g) all got into the scoring column.

Bradford also won 14-of-21 face-offs and had seven ground balls. Smith and
senior Jeff Bigas tallied six ground balls apiece as SU held a 49-30
advantage in ground balls and 40-30 in shots.

Gettysburg senior Chris Renzi paced he Bullets with four goals on 11 shots,
while totaling four ground balls and winning 7-of-16 face-offs. Junior Brian
Pryor was second on the squad in scoring, putting in two goals.

The Bullets took a 1-0 lead just 45 seconds into the contest when Pryor
scored an unassisted goal. Boyer took a pass from junior Ryan Rohde and put
the ball in the back of the net almost six minutes later for the Sea Gulls
as they knotted the score at 1-1.

After Smith put Salisbury ahead, 2-1, with 6:44 remaining in the opening
stanza, Gettysburg sophomore Jared Harriman took a pass from sophomore Kevin
Freehill and tied the score at 2-2 with 5:50 left in the quarter.

Salisbury led 3-2 at the end of the opening quarter and 6-3 at intermission.
And after Gettysburg pulled to within 6-5 with a pair of unassisted goals by
Renzi to begin the second half, Salisbury controlled the ball and the
momentum the rest of the way.

The Sea Gulls will return to action Wednesday at 4 p.m. when they take on
Capital Athletic Conference opponent Mary Washington at Sea Gull Stadium.