Washington College vs. Salisbury
April 28, 2007
The Game Story:
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- Visiting and top-ranked Salisbury University scored all five of the second quarter goals to break open a tie game en route to a 13-5 men's lacrosse victory over 16th-ranked host Washington College in the annual "War on the Shore" for the Charles B. Clark Cup tonight on Kibler Field at Roy Kirby, Jr. Stadium. The Sea Gulls improved to 19-0 overall with the win, while the Shoremen fell to 10-5 with the loss.

The score was tied at 2-2 before the Sea Gulls opened things up in the second quarter. Matt Dasinger opened the quarter with a goal 51 seconds in and Eric Bishop finished off the scoring in the period with a goal off a feed from Kevin Kustron with 2:48 left before halftime to give Salisbury a 7-2 advantage at the intermission.

Dasinger made it six straight goals for the Sea Gulls by scoring 58 seconds into the third quarter. Washington junior attackman Chris Read (Baltimore, MD/Boys Latin) ended the run by scoring off a feed from sophomore attackman Jimmy Kielek (Baltimore, MD/Archbishop Curley) with 12:09 left in the third, but Salisbury answered with goals by Bishop, off an assist from Matt Hickman, at 11:56, and Greg Titus, off an assist from Kylor Berkman, at 9:11, to extend the lead to 10-3.

Washington sophomore midfielder Casey O'Connor (Crownsville, MD/Archbishop Spalding) scored with 5:25 remaining in the third and Read scored with 6:48 to go in the fourth to trim the advantage back to 10-5, but the Sea Gulls scored the final three goals of the game to seal the win and provide the final margin.

Hickman finished with three goals and an assist for Salisbury, while Dasinger fired in three goals and Bishop tallied two goals and three assists. Berkman added two goals and two assists, while Titus scored two goals of his own for Salisbury. Read led Washington with two goals, while Kielek chalked up the Shoremen's two assists in the game.

Salisbury goalie Max Zarchin made seven saves and allowed all five Washington goals in 59:03 of playing time. Washington sophomore goalie Gordon Cohen (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) played 56:03, making 14 saves and allowing the first 11 Salisbury goals.

Salisbury held a 38-19 advantage in shots and a 39-22 advantage in ground balls in the game. The Sea Gulls also won 16 of the game's 19 face-offs. Ryan DeRose was 9-for-10 on face-offs, while Ryan Brown was 7-for-9.

The Shoremen will play 18th-ranked Dickinson Friday at 4:00 p.m. in a Centennial Conference semifinal game at Gettysburg.