|Salisbury, Md - Senior attackman Andy Arnold tallied five goals and two
assists and senior midfielder Andy Murray added three goals and one
assist to lead defending national champion and number-one ranked
Salisbury to a 20-3 non-conference win over Virginia Wesleyan in the
season opener for both teams.
Goals by Arnold, Justin Smith and Dan Boyer helped the Sea Gulls to a
3-0 lead after one quarter. SU pushed its advantage to 6-0 early in the
second before Virginia Wesleyan's Ryan Bush scored shorthanded to end
the run. Murray and Arnold each tallied their second of the game over
the next three minutes to increase the Salisbury lead to 8-1 with 7:59
remaining before halftime.
Salisbury scored the first seven goals of the second half to increase
its margin to 17-2 midway through the fourth quarter. The Sea Gulls
outshot the Marlins 60-18 in the game and controlled 22 of 27 face-offs,
including 13 of 14 attempts by Murray.
Smith finished with two goals and two assists for Salisbury, while
senior Joe Tamberrino had two goals and one assist. Boyer and Mike
Hurley finished with two goals apiece. Bush tallied two of VWC's three
goals, both in the second quarter.
Salisbury goalies Dan Korpon (4 saves) and Chris Swierczek (3) combined
for seven saves. VWC's Dustin Betthauser recorded 14 saves in three
quarters of action, while Tyler Sothoron made three saves in the fourth