Salisbury vs. Virginia Wesleyan
February 18, 2006
The Game Story:
SALISBURY, MD - The Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team opened up the 2006 season with a convincing 16-4 win over the visiting Virginia Wesleyan College Marlins Saturday afternoon from Sea Gull Stadium. Senior attack-man Dan Boyer (Millersville, MD/Mt. St. Joseph’s) paced the Gulls with his game high five goals.

Salisbury came out of the gate swinging, building up an early 5-0 lead just partway through the first quarter. The first half was dominated by the Sea Gulls who held a 27-11 shot advantage over the visiting Marlins through two-quarters. Despite being held to only two goals in the second quarter, Salisbury still went into half time with an 8-3 lead.

The second half was much like the first as Salisbury just continued to steamroll the Marlins. The third quarter featured five different Gulls scoring including senior Ryan Rohde (Glenmoore, PA/Malvern Prep) scoring his first of his two goals. The SU defense was just as impressive as the offense holding VWC to only one shot in the third frame. Junior goaltender Max Zarchin (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary’s) finished with a 60% save percentage stopping six of the 10 shots on goal he saw.

Eric Bishop (Media, PA/Penncrest) dished out a game high three assists for the Gulls while freshman Kylor Berkman (Salisbury, MD/Parkside) added two of his own. Jimmy Creighton (Huntington, NY/Huntington) and Matt Dasinger (Reisterstown, MD/Franklin) both scored a goal and had a combined total of three assists between them.

Dan Hofmeister was a bright spot for the Marlins as he scored and added an assist of his own to Jordan Kenney.

Salisbury won on over 70% of their face-offs (15-21), as Ryan Brown (Portland, ME/Bridgton Academy) was successful on eight of nine attempts. The Gulls also held a 27 shot advantage over the Marlins (51-24).
With the win, Salisbury now moves its win streak to 50 consecutive games. The Sea Gulls will next play host on Tuesday, February 21st as they entertain the Marymount University Saints.