|Salisbury, Md - Senior attackman Andy Arnold scored six goals and
junior midfielder Casey Olejniczak added four goals and two assists to
lead #1 ranked Salisbury to a 19-5 non-conference win over #13 Ohio
Wesleyan. The Sea Gulls (4-0 overall) spotted the Battling Bishops (2-1)
a 1-0 lead in the opening minute before scoring 18 of the game's next 19
Following an opening score by OWU's Jason Balmer, Arnold tallied three
first quarter goals to help lift Salisbury to a 5-1 advantage after one
period. Olejniczak then scored twice and Arnold added his fourth to fuel
SU's five-goal second quarter, leading to a 10-2 halftime lead.
Two more goals by Arnold, along with Olejniczak's fourth of the day,
and the second of the afternoon by both Scott Simmons and Corey O'Neil
accounted for a 5-0 third quarter for the Sea Gulls.
Senior Mike Ricucci's second goal of the day with 9:27 remaining in the
fourth quarter capped a 13-0 Salisbury run over a span of 27 minutes,
increasing the lead to 18-2. Ohio Wesleyan's Brian McCommons scored
twice and assisted on another as the Bishops outscored Salisbury 3-1
over the final 8:23 of the game.
Salisbury outshot Ohio Wesleyan 53-23. Three Sea Gull goalies combined
to make seven saves, while OWU's Paul McCommons finished with 12 saves.