Salisbury vs. Washington College
April 29, 2006
The Game Story:
BALTIMORE, MD -- The top-ranked Salisbury University men's lacrosse team
scored the first three goals of the game and jumped out to an 8-2 halftime
lead en route to a 13-7 win over eighth-ranked Washington College tonight
in the "War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup at M&T Bank
Stadium. The Sea Gulls improved to 17-0 this season with their 66th
consecutive win, while the Shoremen fell to 12-3.

Salisbury twice extended the lead to seven goals during the third quarter,
the second time producing a 10-3 lead, but the Shoremen managed to slice
the lead to 10-6 with three unanswered goals. The run started within a
goal by senior attackman Sam Lane (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield) off an assist
from sophomore attackman Mike Sutter (Ellicott City, MD/Mount St. Joseph)
with 6:40 left in the period and continued with a goal by junior
midfielder Andrew Ostrusky (Severna Park, MD/Severna Park/Bridgton, ME)
with 5:53 remaining. Freshman attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore,
MD/Archbishop Curley) pulled the Shoremen to within four with a goal with
3:15 left in the third.

The Sea Gulls put a stop to Washington's three straight goals as Jimmy
Creighton scored off a Mike Edwards assist with 31 seconds left in the
third quarter to push the lead to 11-6 after three periods. Ostrusky
answered for Washington with a goal 2:16 into the fourth quarter to cut
the lead to 11-7. Salisbury quelled the Shoreman charge again as J.B.
Sheridan found Dan Boyer for a goal with 10:01 left in the fourth quarter
to extend the lead to 12-7. Eric Bishop scored off an Edwards assist with
3:55 to provide the final margin and snuff out Washington's comeback bid.

Boyer led the Sea Gulls with four goals, while Creighton and Brett Yoder
each scored three. Edwards and Ryan Rohde added three assists each.
Ostrusky tallied two goals for Washington, while Sutter finished with one
goal and one assist.

Max Zarchin made 11 saves for Salisbury, while senior goalie Kevin
Thibadeau (Cheshire, CT/Avon Old Farms) made nine stops for the Shoremen.
Zarchin and Washington junior midfielder Mike Hughes (Pasadena, MD/Mt. St.
Joseph), who was 11-of-15 on face-offs, shared game-high ground ball
honors with seven each.

Salisbury held a 37-30 advantage in shots and a 28-26 edge in ground balls
in the game. Washington won 13 of the game's 23 face-offs overall.

Salisbury evened the all-time series between the two schools at 19-19 with
their fifth consecutive win over Washington.

The Shoremen return to action Friday when they take on 13th-ranked
Dickinson in a Centennial Conference Semifinal game at Gettysburg.