Salisbury vs. Mary Washington
April 19, 2005
The Game Story:
Salisbury, MD - It wasn't the prettiest of victories, but the two-time
defending national champion Salisbury men's lacrosse team is set to play
in yet another Capital Athletic Conference championship game. The Sea
Gulls led only 2-0 after the opening quarter and 6-1 at intermission,
but bolted to a 16-3 victory over Mary Washington in the semi-finals
Tuesday to claim their nation's-best 43rd straight victory.

No.1-ranked Salisbury (14-0) will now set its sights on No.2-seed
Goucher College in Saturday's title matchup at Sea Gulls Stadium (1
p.m.). Goucher (10-4), the league's No.2-seed, knocked off No.3-seed St.
Mary's College, 10-7, on Tuesday to advance to the championship.

The Sea Gulls won this matchup by turning on the afterburners when they
needed to. They only out shot the Eagles 25-21, but found more ground
balls (47-25) and won 16-of-21 face-offs. They also held Mary Washington
to 0-for-7 in extra-man opportunities.

Junior Dan Boyer (Millersville, MD/ Mt. St. Joseph's) led the Salisbury
offensive attack with five goals on eight shots. He also handed out one
assist. Senior Justin Smith (Annapolis, MD/St. Vincent Pallotti) was
right behind with three goals and three assists. Sophomore Eric Bishop
(Media, PA/Penncrest) tallied two goals and an assist and senior Bryan
Bradford (Fallston, MD/Fallston) scored twice, added an assist and won
11-of-15 face-off opportunities. He also came up with seven ground
balls.

Senior Dave Justin Vienna, VA/Madison) paced the Eagles with a pair of
goals, while UMW's Brad Buck (Charlottesville, VA/Monticello)
surrendered 11 goals and had four saves in goal.

Salisbury's Dan Korpon (Annapolis, MD/Severna Park) recorded the
victory for SU. He played just over 51 minutes, giving up one goal while
picking up eight saves. He is now 14-0 on the season.

Leading 2-1 early in the second quarter, Salisbury scored the next 11
goals over the next 27:11 to put the game on ice and the Sea Gulls in
command, 13-1.