Salisbury vs. Ohio Wesleyan
March 11, 2007
The Game Story:
SALISBURY, Md. - Senior Ryan DeRose showed Sunday afternoon against visiting Ohio Wesleyan University why he is called the faceoff specialist for the Salisbury University men's lacrosse team. DeRose won 13-of-15 faceoff attempts and teammate Ryan Brown won 10-of-12 as the Sea Gulls won an astounding 26-of-30 against the Battling Bishops. SU controlled the game en route to the 21-5 victory.

Salisbury (6-0) scored the game's first 12 goals and led 14-1 at the half against non-conference opponent Ohio Wesleyan (2-2). The Sea Gulls had 11 different goal scorers on the day. The first attack line of Matt Hickman (four goals, one assist), Greg Titus (three goals, two assists) and Eric Bishop (three goals, two assists) combined for 15 points. Senior midfielder Matt Dasinger scored three goals and junior Brett Yoder (three assists) upped his team lead in assists to 11.

The Sea Gulls outshot the Battling Bishops 51-20 and scooped up 62 groundballs to OWU's 31. Salisbury's defense caused 19 of the 36 OWU turnovers and forced 15 failed clears.

OWU was led by junior Chris Eccles (three goals, two assists) who scored all three of his goals in the second half. Freshman Rob Young (two goals, one assist) scored OWU's first goal at the 6:31 mark in the second quarter on a man-up opportunity. OWU goalie Ryan Perone made 16 saves in the loss.

The Sea Gulls now lead the series with the Battling Bishops 21-6. SU has won 53 straight regular-season games and 48 consecutive at home.

Salisbury will next be in action at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, home against Widener University.