Salisbury State vs. Saint Mary's (md)
February 27, 2002
The Game Story:
Salisbury, Md - Sophomore Andy Arnold tallied three goals and one assist and the Sea Gull defense limited St. Mary's to just two shots and one goal in the second half as Salisbury opened its home season with an 11-4 Capital Athletic Conference victory. The Sea Gulls improved to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the CAC while also extending their conference winning streak to 40 games. St. Mary's falls to 1-1, 1-1 CAC.

Salisbury scored on two of its first three shots to jump to a quick 2-0 lead. The Sea Gulls led 3-2 at the end of the first quarter, despite a 10-3 edge in total shots. Second quarter goals by Arnold and Cory O'Neil (1g-1a) for the Sea Gulls and Kevin Whalen (2g) for St. Mary's sent the teams to halftime with Salisbury ahead 5-3.

Third quarter tallies by Steve Brianas (2g-2a), Brian Oakley, and Chris Lauer pushed Salisbury's lead to 8-3 at the end of the quarter. The Sea Gulls scored the first three goals of the fourth quarter also before St. Mary's added a late goal to cap the scoring.

Salisbury finished with a 39-13 edge in total shots, including a 22-2 advantage in the second half. The Sea Gulls also controlled 11 of 16 face-offs in the game, led by Andy Murray (6 wins) and Kyle Anderson (5).

Salisbury, ranked third in one poll and fourth in another, continues a busy week of CAC action on Friday at Mary Washington, before returning home to face York on Sunday.