|SALISBURY, Md. - The top-ranked and undefeated Salisbury University men's lacrosse team won its 56th straight game at Sea Gull Stadium as the maroon and gold blasted fifth-seeded Goucher College 19-2 in Friday's Capital Athletic Conference semifinal before 283. It was the final men's lacrosse game for the Gophers (6-8) in the CAC as they will play in the newly formed Landmark Conference next season.|
Top-seeded Salisbury (17-0) advances to Sunday's championship game where they will host No. 3 seed St. Mary's (Md.) College at 1 p.m. The Seahawks defeated No. 2 seed Villa Julie College 8-7 in the other CAC semifinal. The winner of the CAC championship will receive an automatic bid into the 2007 NCAA Division III tournament.
Sophomore Kylor Berkman led all-scorers with five goals and two assists as he scored three goals in the first quarter alone. The Sea Gulls scored the game’s first eight goals and led 14-1 at the half. SU had 11 different goal scorers as every player that dressed played.
Junior Matt Hickman scored two goals and two assists and senior Eric Bishop netted a pair and added an assist. Hickman now leads the team with 74 points (59 goals, 15 assists).
The home winning streak for Salisbury is the longest in the nation and is a NCAA record in any division. The Sea Gulls officially set the record on Tuesday as they beat Catholic 27-2 in the CAC quarterfinals. The old record of 54 games was held by Middlebury College from (2001-2006).