Salisbury State vs. Goucher
April 18, 2002
The Game Story:
Salisbury, Md - Sophomore attackman Joe Tamberrino, making his first collegiate start, scored five goals to lead Salisbury past Goucher 11-3 in the semifinal round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament at home. The Sea Gulls (10-3 overall) will try to capture their eighth straight CAC title when they host Mary Washington in Sunday's conference final. The Eagles defeated St. Mary's 6-5 in Thursday's other CAC semifinal.

Salisbury scored the first eight goals of the game en route to a 9-1 halftime advantage. Tamberrino, who had three goals for the season entering the contest, scored twice in the opening quarter while Andy Arnold (four assists) added one goal and one assist as SU led 3-0 after one quarter.

Three goals by senior Steve Brianas as well as Tamberrino's third of the day keyed a 5-0 Salisbury run to start the second quarter as the lead grew to 8-0. Senior Qadir Stern put Goucher (8-6 overall) on the board with 1:19 remaining before halftime. Tamberrino answered with his fourth goal with 26 seconds remaining to push SU's lead to 9-1 at halftime.

Tamberrino's fifth goal and an unassisted marker by Goucher's Ian Montgomery accounted for the only scoring in the third quarter. Each team also tallied once in the fourth to close out the scoring.

Salisbury finished with a 34-23 edge in total shots and controlled 14 of 17 faceoffs. Individually, Salisbury's Andy Murray won 12 of his 14 face off attempts. Goalie Dan Korpon made eight saves in goal for Salisbury. Goucher starter Mike Amash recorded zero saves while playing the first half. Freshman Reeves Craig registered eight saves in the second half.