Salisbury Holds Off WAC, 13-11

Salisbury Holds Off WAC, 13-11

Salisbury Holds Off WAC, 13-11

Salisbury Holds Off WAC, 13-11

Salisbury, Md - The #1 ranked Sea Gulls broke a 7-7 halftime tie by outscoring Washington 6-4 in the second half en route to a 13-11 victory in the national semifinal round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday. Salisbury (19-0) earns its seventh trip to the national championship game and will try to secure its second straight and fifth overall title against Nazareth in next Sunday's final in Baltimore. Washington finishes the season with an 18-3 record, with two of its three losses coming against Salisbury.

Salisbury opened the second half with three consecutive goals, as Andy Arnold (2g-3a) scored twice and assisted on the other goal by midfielder Jimmy Creighton (2-1). The Sea Gulls outscored Washington 4-2 in the pivotal third quarter and never trailed after gaining the second half lead.

Jon Spivey added his third and fourth goals of the game for Washington, sandwiched around a goal from SU's Mike Edwards, to make the score 11-9 after three quarters. Washington would get no closer than two goals during the fourth quarter.

Four players finished with two goals each for the Sea Gulls, who tied a school-record with their 19th victory of the season. Midfielder Scott Simmons, attackman Corey O'Neil, Arnold and Creighton each finished with two markers. Junior midfielder Justin Smith added three assists.

Spivey's four goals led Washington. Stephen Berger added two goals and three assists for the Shoremen.

Salisbury finished with a small edge, 37-34, in total shots. SU goalie Dan Korpon and WC goalie Richard Yost finished with 11 saves each.

Salisbury and Nazareth will be meeting in the championship game for the second time. Salisbury defeated Nazareth 22-13 in the 1995 title game. The overall series is tied 3-3.

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Salisbury footage?
    by (#48450) on 5/24/04 @2:41PM
All season I have been unable to find a video of a salisbury game on the internet... is there ANYTHING out there from any of their games?

I'll be able to watch the championship on CSTV but I'd like to see this D3 team who (And I quote)

"Would be a top 10 D-1 team"
-Bowdoin Head coach Tom McCabe
 
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Real D3 Championship
    by (#7471) on 5/24/04 @4:14PM
this to me was the real championship. These were the 2 best teams all year. I was glad that this game didn't end like the war on the shore. Naz doesn't have a chance I'm calling the game Salisbury 19-7
 
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I agree
    by (#41231) on 5/25/04 @8:23PM
You must be a genius cause i agree with you, there hasnt been a team ALL YEAR, that came ne where close to my seagulls ... put it in the BOOKS another D3 Championship for Da BURY. I'll be up there next year, not playing but going to every game.
 
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Andy Murray
    by (#65492) on 5/24/04 @8:30PM
i read that some freshman on WAC won 20-26 faceoffs. is this is misprint, where was andy murray?
 
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Andy Murray
    by (#52557) on 5/24/04 @10:41PM
Murray got abused, I couldn't believe my eyes. The kid was starting early and getting away with it, along with several loose ball push calls. The ref must have been suffering from heatstroke because he was terrible. The bottom line though, is the kid beat Murray and Bradford over and over, give him credit. However, the Gulls showed how good they are by losing so many faceoffs and still winning the game.
 
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i smell upset
    by (#68735) on 5/25/04 @11:45PM
Naz upset a solid middlebury team and a good team in cortland , i dont see any reason to count them out against salisbury
 
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Your right but....
    by (#7471) on 5/26/04 @5:43PM
Cortland and Middlebury are both good teams but neither team is even half the caliber of a team that Salisbury is. It will be a miracle if the Gulls win by less then 6. I am glad to see Naz back in the finals after a few years of hiatus though.
 
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Andy Murray
    by (#78639) on 6/02/04 @11:23PM
Give credit where its due man. Murray got beat straight up by a freshman. If he was going early all day, I am sure he would have gotten called atleast once or twice out of the TWENTY times he won. Hats off to Salisbury for pulling out the W. Too bad Salisbury, Md. had to host the Championship this year. I am sure both teams would have liked a bigger venue.
 
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