SALISBURY, MD * The Salisbury University men's lacrosse team extended their
nation-long win streak to 55 games with a convincing 21-6 win over the
visiting Battling Bishops of Ohio Wesleyan University Saturday afternoon
from Sea Gull Stadium. Senior Ryan Rhode (Glenmoore, PA/Malvern Prep) lead
all goal scores with four on the afternoon.
The Battling Bishops struck first, scoring one minute and thirty seconds
into the game as Harrison Iuliano gave Ohio Wesleyan the early advantage.
However, the Sea Gulls would soon erase that lead as Rhode scored
back-to-back goals within one minute of each other to put Salisbury up 2-1.
Senior Mike Hurley (Cambridge, MD/Cambridge-SD) added two goals of his own
in the first quarter, as the Sea Gulls lead the Bishops 8-1 after one
Salisbury continued their dominance in the second quarter as they built on
their seven goal lead with scores from Kylor Berkman (Salisbury,
MD/Parkside), Dan Boyer (Millersville, MD/Mt. St. Joseph's), Matt White
(Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's), and Hurley. Salisbury out-shot OWU 28-11 in the
first half as the Gulls took a 13-3 edge into halftime.
The Sea Gulls came out of the gates in the second half sluggish, giving up
two goals and failing to convert on five consecutive clear opportunities.
Despite the slow start, Salisbury was able to find the back of the net twice
in the final 39 seconds, highlighted by Matt Dasinger (Reistertown,
MD/Franklin) forced turnover and unassisted goal with seven seconds
remaining in the quarter.
Salisbury added six more goals in the final frame to finish the game with
the 21-6 win.
Junior Ryan DeRose (Oswego, NY/Owego) was successful on 16-19 (84%) face-off
opportunities, as the Gulls finished the game winning 22-31 (71%). Starting
goalie Max Zarchin (Annapolis, MD/St. Mary's) finished the game with nine
saves, giving up only five goals.
Salisbury University returns to action on Wednesday, March 15th, as they
travel to Widener University to face the Pioneers before returning home
Saturday, March 18th to host the Seahawks of St. Mary's from Sea Gull
Salisbury vs. Ohio Wesleyan
|Kylor Berkman||(2, 4)|
|Ryan Rohde||(4, 0)|
|Mike Hurley||(4, 0)|
|Greg Baggan||(1, 2)|
|Dan Boyer||(3, 0)|
|Brett Yoder||(1, 1)|
|Matt Dasinger||(2, 0)|
|Eric Bishop||(1, 1)|
|Matt Hickman||(1, 0)|
|Jimmy Creighton||(0, 1)|
|Matt White||(1, 0)|
|Luis Gonzalez||(1, 0)|