SALISBURY, Md. – In its first top-10 battle of the season the No. 2 Salisbury University men's lacrosse team downed No. 6 Gettysburg College, 17-10, on Saturday afternoon at Sea Gull Stadium. The Sea Gulls collected goals from eight different players as Zach Pompea, Corey Gwin, and Tyler Snyder all tallied hat tricks to help pace the Sea Gull offensive attack.
The four goals was a career-high for Pompea while it marked the fourth time in Gwin's career that he has netted four or more markers. As for Snyder it is his second straight game with three goals and the third time in his career accomplishing the feat. Both Gwin and Snyder also posted a team-best six points in the win.
Salisbury (4-0) got off to a quick start putting away six markers in the opening frame led by Pompea and Snyder's two apiece. Pompea bookended the opening quarter firing home the first goal of the day just over two minutes into the contest.
After the Bullets (2-1) pumped in two goals of their own to take a 2-1 lead the Salisbury offense went to work going on a 9-1 run to end the half, including five straight to end the first quarter. Snyder tallied three of the nine goals to end the first half, scoring back-to-back tallies in the first quarter and starting the second quarter with his third and final tally of the day on a man up opportunity to push the lead to 7-2.
Gwin added two of his four markers on the afternoon in the second quarter to help give the home team a 10-3 advantage heading into the locker room.
Pompea and Gwin each added two more in the second half as they scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter to extend the advantage to 13-4. Pompea concluded his day by finishing off a pass from Gwin early in the fourth quarter, while Gwin scored the final tally of the day for the Sea Gulls by converting on a nice pass from Snyder to push the maroon and gold lead to 17-7.
Brett Malamphy led all Sea Gull players with a team-high nine groundballs while also winning 14 faceoffs for the afternoon. Kevin Murphy and Drew Borkowicz combined to cause seven turnovers with two and three groundballs, respectively.
Salisbury returns to action on Sunday, March 3, when it hosts No. 15 Ohio Wesleyan University. Faceoff between the Sea Gulls and Battling Bishops is set for 12 p.m.