Salisbury vs. Wesley
March 24, 2010
The Game Story:
SALISBURY, Md. – The No. 3-ranked Salisbury University men’s lacrosse team opened up conference play in a big way on Wednesday evening as the Sea Gulls dominated Capital Athletic Conference opponent Wesley College, 24-5. The win marks Salisbury’s ninth-straight this season as the Sea Gulls remain undefeated.

The Sea Gulls wasted no time getting on the board as senior midfielder Mike Von Kamecke (Winter Park, Fla.) scored just 36 seconds into the contest. He would score twice more in the first half to bring his total to three at the break, but he wasn’t the only Sea Gull to do so; senior attackman Mike Winter (Port Washington, N.Y.) and sophomore attackman Matt Cannone (Bayport, N.Y.) also netted three goals apiece in the first half. Junior Collin Tokosch (Arnold, Md.) had a big night as well as the long-stick defender scored his first career goal in the second quarter on a fast break. At the break, Salisbury (9-0, 1-0 CAC) had a 17-1 lead over Wesley (1-6, 0-1 CAC). As a team, the Sea Gulls outshot the Wolverines 31-7 and were 9-for-10 on clear attempts throughout the first two quarters of the contest.

The 16-goal advantage would only increase for the maroon and gold as Winter added to his scoring totals, netting Salisbury’s 18th and 19th goals of the game to open up the third quarter. He finished the night with a team-high five goals. Cannone dished out a team-high four assists to go with his three goals. Salisbury’s 24 goals scored marks a new season-high for the team, whose previous best was just three days ago as the Sea Gulls defeated Eastern Connecticut State University by a score of 20-6.

The Sea Gulls saw all four of their goalkeepers play between the pipes in the victory against the Wolverines: junior Johnny Rodriguez (Gambrills, Md.) who got the win for Salisbury, making one save, as well as juniors Tim Swinburn (Swarthmore, Pa.), Billy McNamara (Ellicott City, Md.) and freshman Mitch Meredith (Annapolis, Md.) who netted one, one and three saves, respectively.

Salisbury will be on the road for its next three games, beginning with a showdown against No. 1-ranked Gettysburg College on March 27 at 1 p.m. The game will result in the first loss of the season for one of the teams, as the Bullets and Sea Gulls both boast a perfect 9-0 record.