SALISBURY, Md. – The St. Mary's Seahawks looked to play spoiler to the second-ranked Salisbury University men's lacrosse team but a five-goal run in the second half and SU's stingy defense allowed Salisbury to prevail 14-6 over St. Mary's in Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference (C2C) action.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- St. Mary's struck first but Salisbury answered with four goals to take a 4-1 first-quarter lead. Griffin Moroney notched a pair of goals in the quarter off of assists from Cross Ferrara and Jarrett Bromwell respectively.
- The Salisbury offense cooled in the second quarter which St. Mary's took advantage of with two goals in the middle of the quarter to cut the SU lead down to 4-3.
- An unassisted marker from Ferrara with just over three minutes left in the first half allowed Salisbury to take a 5-3 lead into halftime.
- Ferrara gave SU a three-goal cushion to start the second half but St. Mary's trimmed the lead back down to one, 6-5, with back-to-back unassisted goals
- Salsbury woke up and went on the five-goal run which provided enough insurance to stymie St. Mary's. Bromwell put away three goals during the run with assists from Pierre Armstrong, Isaac Thrasher and Jack Dowd.
- St. Mary's chipped into the mead in the middle part of the fourth but the Salisbury offense iced the game with a three-goal frenzy to provide the game's final scoreline.
SALISBURY GAME NOTES
- Jarrett Bromwell led the flock with four goals. Griffin Moroney and Cross Ferrara each tallied a hat trick.
- Jack Dowd dished out three assists. Josh Melton and Pierre Armstrong had a pair of assists apiece.
- Brett Malamphy picked up a game-high 12 ground balls and won 18-of-22 faceoffs.
- Hunter Mason scooped up three ground balls.
- Brad Apgar led the defense with a game-high four caused turnovers. Kevin Murphy, Braden Glushakow, Ballard and Timmons all caused a pair of St. Mary's errors.
- In net, T.J. Ellis stopped three shots and scooped up the ball three times.
- Salisbury shot the ball 47 times compared to St. Mary's 23.
ST. MARY'S GAME NOTES
- Dominic Venanzi collected a hat trick. Ben Claffee and Jude Brown added a goal each.
- D.J. Walker saved 11 shots in net for the Seahawks and scooped the ball up four times.
- After a week break, Salisbury will hit the road on Wednesday, April 14 to Newport News, Va. to take on the No. 9 Christopher Newport Captains.
- The opening faceoff is set for 4 p.m.